Set up as a Section 8 Company based out of Hyderabad, Telangana in 2017, Surge Impact Foundation quickly went on to establish the largest network of impact ecosystems, with operations in every nook and corner of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
SIF has successfully launched a host of innovative and on-demand initiatives across sectors ranging from Education and Child Rights to Unemployment and Climate Change.
SIF thrives on capacity-building for the development sector and our domain expertise extends to providing advisory services to non-profits and corporates, as well as incubating and accelerating social entrepreneurship projects.
During the nationwide lockdown from March 2020, SIF was entrusted with managing the largest humanitarian relief operation that was initiated by the Government of Telangana and played a stellar role in seamlessly executing the state’s humongous relief exercise.
Today, we also work in the areas of Skilling and Employability with organisations such as the Yashoda Foundation and The Devarakonda Foundation.
Surge Impact Foundation’s Board of Governance is made up of passionate and committed individuals who are also experts in their respective fields.
Serial Social Entrepreneur and Social Enterprise Expert
Raj co-founded Surge Impact Foundation, in 2017, leveraging his experience from working across sectors – Government, Corporate, Advocacy, Politics, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise Startups. Spurred on by his vision of mentoring small growing businesses in India, he has tutored more than 65+ start-ups. Raj serves as CEO of the Atal Incubation Centre – IIIT Hyderabad Foundation. He also served on the Advisory Council of the Global Shapers Community – an initiative of The Word Economic Forum and spearheaded activities of the Hyderabad Hub as a curator.
Investor, Corporate Advisor and Mentor
The co-founder of Surge Impact Foundation, Ravi Mantha (Serv’ed) also specializes in political affairs and public policy. With more than two decades of leadership experience in the asset management industry, he has handled several high-profile accounts. He was the co-manager for a USD 35 Billion global equity fund at Fidelity Investments in Boston, USA, and London, UK. Apart from serving on the Boards of several corporate companies, Serv’ed is also an investor and mentor at JFDI, Singapore’s leading start-up accelerator.
Board Member and Founder-Chairman of Bollant Industries
As someone with a passion for helping people overcome barriers and pursue their dreams, Srikanth Bolla instantly connected with SIF’s vision of empowering marginalized sections of society and has been on the SIF Board ever since its inception in 2018. He is Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first visually-challenged international student, and the founder-chairman of Bollant Industries, a fast-growing, eco-friendly disposable paper and packaging products manufacturing company. Bollant Industries also employs differently-abled people, providing them with employability skills and partnering with corporations for job-placements.
Board Member, Activist and Femina Miss India 2020
Manasa is a driven and passionate member of the Board at Surge Impact Foundation and drives SIF’s initiatives with the Women Development and Child Welfare Department, Government of Telangana. Her commitment to the cause of child protection in the state enabled Manasa to advocate for and initiate the cause – Project 1098 – Wheels of Change. The Telangana government’s project initiated the cause by acquiring 36 Child Rescue Vans throughout the state.