Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter


More Organizations



Verified Organization
Industree Foundation

Last Updated on March 13, 2023

Operation in state

  • Pan India

Thematic Areas

  • Community Development
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Livelihoods
  • Social Enterprise
  • Women and Gender

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Organization Registration Certificate

Industree Foundation

Verified Organization

Established In 2000

Registration No. :CSR00000571

Joseph Chemmanur Hall, , 1st Cross Rd, Kalyan Nagar, Indira Nagar 1st Stage, H Colony, Indiranagar , Bengaluru , Karnataka , 560038

About the organization

For the past two decades, Industree has been working on regenerative economic transformation of India’s most vulnerable women by unleashing their abilities to build and scale self-owned collective enterprises, able to leverage economies of scale. A holistic ecosystem built on digital and financial services, enables them to use design, technical, marketing and management solutions to bridge the urban-rural divide. Industree has already impacted 500,000 lives and ensured cumulative market access of over 58 M USD, with a clear focus on Equity, Gender, and Climate. Its work ensures that women in communities have access to work close to their homes, becoming part of mainstream value chains with customers such as IKEA, H&M Home, Fabindia, and the Future Group, in climate-positive value chains. This gives them greater control over their economic security and also significantly improves social gains such as a stronger voice in their families and communities, access to social security, better health care, improved nutritional and educational outcomes for their children, and resilience to crises. Their ownership of net positive creative production value chains gives them added confidence as societal agents of change

Today, Industree has built an ecosystem that is directly impacting creative producers under diverse initiatives, some of which are :

  • GreenKraft,  a 100% women producer-owned social enterprise that manufactures high-quality hand-woven baskets made by upcycling. banana bark and other natural fibers
  • Ektha,  a producer-owned social enterprise creating contemporary clothing and accessories.  It also has embroidery units where producers create hand-embroidered designs, adding value to products.
  • Flourish is a producer-owned, global e-commerce platform curated with ethically sourced environment-friendly products across categories like apparel, jewelry, home decor, toys, and accessories.
  • Forest Green, an initiative to empower tribal women by giving them opportunities to leverage forest-based enterprises.
  • KIND Ethiopia, a brand of products created by artisan collectives aggregated into producer companies.
  • Creative Dignity, a movement that has brought together diverse creative producers, practitioners, and professionals to energize the ecosystem that Indian artisans need in this time of COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 impact. The Creative Dignity collective envisions a world where artisans have the agency to thrive with dignity."
  • CoLive (Community Livelihoods Coalition) has come together for the protection of India’s most vulnerable communities, which include artisans. CoLive currently has about 87 organization members and works with existing Covid collaborations-Covid Action Collaborative (CAC), Rapid Rural Community Response (RCRC), and Creative Dignity (CD).

Our approach is a way of being where we believe in women's abundant and untapped strength s leaders for a brighter planet and a better humanity. We fuel this potential by supporting woman-led enterprises that create high-quality people and planet-friendly products. Our women are well-placed to lead this sector collectively. Women’s natural ability to create, collaborate, protect, and nurture becomes transformational in the creative economy. These abilities are fundamental in climate change mitigation, disaster reduction and adaptation strategies, as well as in developing culture and nature-based solutions. This is Industree’s inspiration and aspiration.

For More Info....

Special features of the organization

  • Industree’s journey that began in the year 2000 has been fostering and building an ecosystem that holistically tackles the root causes of poverty by creating an ownership-based, organised on and off-farm SME ecosystem for women micro-entrepreneurs. Our work has enabled communities to become part of mainstream value chains, self-produce and has greater control over their economic security. Our resources have led to significant social gains for women such as social security, better health care, and improved resilience to crises.
  • Supporting producer-owned producers through inclusive ecosystems to become wealth creators for themselves with an increased and steady income to become role models in their communities with enhanced social standing and financial empowerment.
  • Enabling positive climate actions, we are extensively scaling the Nature-based value chains that have positive social and environmental footprints with women communities at the centre of our work.
  • Industree has shared leadership support to the initiatives and collectives such as Platform for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, Creative Dignity, Flourish and the Covid Livelihood Coalition to aid the artisan community across Pan India.
  • Industree is scaling to step up equitable skill access and upscale design support/value addition for producers, especially women, support lives and livelihoods, especially post-COVID phase and help leverage economies of scale.

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

  • Industree has already impacted 500,000 lives, built 35 producer collectives and ensured cumulative market access of over 58 M USD, with a clear focus on Equity, Gender, and Climate. Its work ensures that women in communities have access to work close to their homes, becoming part of mainstream value chains with customers such as IKEA, H&M Home, Fabindia, and the Future Group, in climate-positive value chains.  
  • We have systems in place- 80 G, 12 A, CSR certificate, FCRA certification.
  • We synergize with the programmatic and geographical priorities of the Corporate.
  • Evaluation Reports are done on a regular basis to share the impact with the outside world.
  • We have a diversified donor base- USAID, Government of India, State Governments, CSR partners.
  • Competent team of Thought leaders, Experts with direct presence in  India( Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, and Maharashtra). We will be expanding in Jharkhand too and Ethiopia.
  • Robust Monitoring system in place for Programmatic and Financial reporting.
  • We have been working in the domain of creating sustainable livelihood for rural women for more than 2 decades and have established tried and tested project models and approaches. Now we are all poised to continue expanding our projects with quality at scale in different regions.

Chief Functionary

Name :  
Neelam Chhiber
Designation :  
Co-founder and Managing Trustree
Email :  


Name :  
Neha Ashok Ninawe
Designation :  
Communications Specialist
Email 1 :  
Phone :  

Project Detail of Organization

NTFP (Non-Timber Forest Produce) Value Chain
Project Type: Donor funded
Industree Crafts Foundation (Industree) with support from the United States Agency for International....
More CSR Info >>
Banana Value Chain
Project Type: CSR
PROSPER (Producers in Organized Supply Chain Enterprise) project “Propels producer communities....
More CSR Info >>
Bamboo Value Chain
Project Type: CSR
Industree Foundation, in partnership with the HDFC Bank Parivartan initiative, is implementing a Foc....
More CSR Info >>

Other organisations



Verified Organization


Under Review

Other products



Unipads India Pvt. Ltd.

Tech Enabled English

EAge Edu Solutions Pvt Ltd


649ad89c2b9ac-Screenshot 2023-06-27 165624.png

EcoBio Traps

EcoBio Group Consulting Pvt. Ltd.


Educational Initiatives

More Organizations



Verified Organization