Identity, Vision & Mission


FIDR is a SCO – ‘social change organization’ which is Business-friendly and advocates NextGen development in tandem with the socio-economic dynamics of the times. We believe that the world needs new thinking and approaches to address long-term challenges.

Innovations in approach & tools, Impact and Scale are the three important tenets that drive our work.FIDR recognizes that Impact investment has started to bring opportunities to harness entrepreneurship and capital markets to drive social improvement. This in time will bring much needed change to the social sector.


FIDR envisions self-sufficient and sustainable communities worldwide. Our doctrine is “wealth creation” rather than unilateral “poverty alleviation” and wealth creation necessitates socially-relevant entrepreneurship that catalyses and sustains local economies.


FIDR works with the Mission to motivate, train, and assist people to improve the quality of life through entrepreneurship and sustainability. It would accomplish its objective by focusing on “Distressed communities” and include places, such as low-income urban neighborhoods and rural areas, as well as groups, such as low-skill workers across sectors that exhibit high levels of unemployment or poverty.

Going forward FIDR will primarily FIDR will primarily work in Odisha, scaling up its Development innovations, Social enterprise and Youth empowerment programs. Besides implementations, FIDR would continue and enhance its portfolio in Policy Initiatives.