• GuideStar India NGO Transparency Award | Advanced Level - GuideStar India Gold
    March 2016

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was awarded the GuideStar India NGO Transparency Award (Advanced Level) for 2016. The Award aims to encourage and recognize organizations that practice and voluntarily demonstrate their transparency and accountability in the public domain. Out of the 716 applicants to the four levels of award, 33 were awarded the Advanced Level (GuideStar India Gold) recognition.

  • Gulabrao Ganacharya Award 2015
    November 2015

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was awarded the Gulabrao Ganacharya Award for 2015. The award recognizes exceptional work done by NGOs and AAWC was one of the three organizations who were felicitated with the recognition.

  • BASF- Connected to Care| Shortlisted - Global Winner
    June 2015

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective’s Umeed Program has been shortlisted as the 150 global winners for the BASF- Connected to Care Program. The Connected to Care Program launched by BASF invited charitable organizations from around the world to submit their projects dealing in the areas of urban living, food and smart energy. BASF is world’s leading chemical company that combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Their corporate purpose is to create chemistry for a sustainable future.

  • AAWC receives Gold Star Status on GuideStar India
    March 2015

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) was awarded the Gold Star Status on GuideStar India. The GuideStar India Gold was achieved after due diligence of AAWC for legal & financial compliances and sharing those transparencies in public domain. AAWC’s GuideStar Number is GSN 4358.

  • Dasra Girl Power Awards | Finalist
    March 2015

    AAWC was selected as the top 5 finalists at the Dasra Girl Power Awards under Safety and Mobility category. The Dasra Girl Power Awards recognizes innovative and impactful programs that work with adolescent girls under three distinct categories of: Safety and Mobility, Sanitation and Employability. Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation working with philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to create large scale social change.

  • Global Giving UK | Volunteer Evaluation Program | Audited Report
    Aug 2014.

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC) received its first audit report by Global Giving UK. Global Giving is a charity fundraising web site that provides a chance to raise money for the projects of the non-profit organizations. Global Giving UK has designed ‘The Volunteer Evaluation Program’ (VEP) to help to evaluate selected partners comprehensively. This auditing was done at AAWC by their trained and skilled volunteers Belinda Saunders and Hannah Gladman. Mentioned here are the ten parameters with the grades we achieved as a result of the evaluation. Governance & Accountability – 9/10; Finance & Administration – 8/10; Use of Technology – 6.5/10; Communications – 9/10; Innovation & Flexibility – 9/10; Networking & Collaboration – 9/10; Development of Staff & Volunteers – 9/10; Inclusion & Access – 9/10; Environment & Well-being – 9/10; Delivery & Impact – 9/10

  • Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard | Project Inspire:5 Minutes to Change the World - Top 50 projects
    Aug 2014

    Apne Aap Women’s Collective (AAWC)’s Udaan project has been shortlisted among the Top 50 projects out of more than 500 entries from 70 countries worldwide for the Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World competition, which is a joint initiative from the Singapore Committee for UN Women and MasterCard. Launched in 2011, to mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and the 25th anniversary of MasterCard Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, Project Inspire presents 18-35 year olds with a five-minute platform to pitch their inspired idea, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant. Its major goal is to help young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

  • GuideStar India | Indian NGO Awards - Top 10 Small NGOs
    Jun 2014

    GuideStar India is India's largest, fully searchable database of reliable and comparable information on NGOs. The India NGO Awards celebrate organisations that have demonstrated best practices in financial management, governance, resource mobilisation, and community impact. The 2013-2014 Awards are sponsored by The Rockefeller Foundation, EdelGive Foundation and the Resource Alliance. AAWC was selected as a Top 10 Small NGO (budget under 1 crore).

  • AmeriCares India Foundation's Spirit of Humanity Awards | Jury's Choice Winner
    Apr 2014

    The AmeriCares India Foundation is a public charitable trust that provides medical aid in twenty one states and two union territories across India. The Spirit of Humanity Awards recognize unprecedented and exemplary contributions towards the underprivileged by not-for-profit organizations and individuals in the field of healthcare. AAWC was selected as the Winner in the Jury's Choice category from more than 200 healthcare NGOs across India.

  • Help Your NGO | NGO of the Fortnight
    Mar 2014

    Help Your NGO supports the world of NGOs and charity giving by increasing financial transparency to donors who wish to give time and/or money and by providing resources for NGOs as they grow. AAWC was selected as NGO of the Fortnight by receiving 70% of votes cast during 1-15 March 2014.

  • Governor General of Canada | Visit by Her Excellency during State tour of India
    Mar 2014

    At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston conducted a State visit to the Republic of India, from February 22 to March 2, 2014. On March 1, Her Excellency interacted with current and past beneficiaries of the Udaan project—daughters of women in brothel-based prostitution and other marginalized girls between the ages of 6 and 18— to discuss the challenges of integration and the positive changes in their lives. 

  • MATCH International Women’s Fund | Finalist
    Feb 2014

    The MATCH International Women’s Fund supports projects that dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and change the world for women. During the fund’s first international call for proposals, AAWC was selected as one of 50 finalists out of 1,200 applicants across 100 countries.

  • Dasra Girl Power Awards | Semifinalist
    Jan 2014

    Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation for philanthropists and leaders of social change who seek to create large-scale impact. The Dasra Girl Power Awards recognizes impactful and innovative nonprofit organisations in India that provide health, education, and life skills interventions for adolescent girls.

  • Vodafone Foundation | “World of Difference”
    Jan 2014

    The Vodafone Foundation leverages mobile technology in m-women, m-education, m-health and m-agriculture to drive large-scale social change. The Foundation’s flagship initiative is “World of Difference”, an employee engagement program that provides eight weeks of paid leave for Vodafone employees to work at the charity or social enterprise of their choice. AAWC has been selected for “World of Difference” each year since 2013.

  • Ennovent’s Power to Empower Awards | Semifinalist
    Dec 2013

    Power to Empower 2013 Challenge was co-organized by National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) and India@75 and supported by managing partners Ennovent, TiE Delhi NCR, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). The challenge is focused on encouraging innovative and implementable business solutions that contribute to the development of a sustainable vocational skills ecosystem in India.

  • Thomson Reuters | Generate
    Oct 2013

    Generate is a three-month corporate social responsibility program that connects high-performing corporate employees at Thomson Reuters to nonprofit organisations. AAWC was one of five global organisations selected for Generate and collaborated with a team of six high-performing Thomson Reuters employees from around the world.

  • Lions Club of Thane-Kopri | Teacher’s Day Honorees
    Sep 2013

    Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with more than 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. AAWC Field Director Sangita Satyam and the AAWC tuition teachers were felicitated by the Lions Club of Thane-Kopri on Teacher's Day for their significant contributions to children’s education in Mumbai.

  • Vodafone Foundation | Red Rickshaw Revolution
    Mar 2013

    The Red Rickshaw Revolution was a high-profile campaign to raise awareness and fundraising for women’s empowerment in India that culminated in a nine-day rickshaw ride from Delhi to Mumbai. AAWC was the original NGO that inspired the Vodafone Foundation to launch the Red Rickshaw Revolution, which was later joined by two other NGOs, Breakthrough and Community Outreach Programme (CORP).

  • The Oberoi | The Oberoi Melting Pot
    Oct 2012

    The Oberoi Melting Pot is an annual culinary festival of fine dining and dance performances sponsored by consulates from 27 different countries. AAWC was one of four organisations selected to showcase its work and receive proceeds from the festival.

  • Dasra | Dasra Social Impact
    Sept 2012

    Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation for philanthropists and leaders of social change who seek to create large-scale impact. Dasra Social-Impact (DSI) is a seven-month executive education program for leaders in the social and social enterprise sectors. AAWC was selected as one of 50 high-impact organisations to join the seventh cohort of DSI.