an initiative to bring about change

Axis Bank believes that its contribution to the society goes far beyond providing trustworthy, reliable and excellent banking services.

The Bank considers that the driving force behind any success story is people- particularly those with various abilities, working together to create a forward momentum. Axis Bank Foundation (ABF), a registered trust was formed in 2006 to take this momentum to the community and enable inclusive and equitable economic growth. ABFs initial programs focused on education and highway trauma care.

Over the years, Foundation has evolved its approach to meet the contemporary needs of the society and aligned all its activities under a unified program aimed at creating sustainable livelihoods.

Under this overarching goal of 'Sustainable Livelihoods', ABF creates opportunities for small, marginal farmers and landless to enhance their incomes from agri and agri allied, natural resource management, livestock, linkages for finance and markets. ABF also looks at providing vocational skills for able and disabled unemployed youth in urban and rural India. ABF partners with several likeminded Not-For-Profit organizations to co-create need based programs.

The Journey

2011 – 2017

Streamlined all the interventions under one unified goal of creating sustainable livelihoods and positively influence 1 million individuals by end of 2017 with a focus on Women Empowerment.

2007 – 2010

Initiated projects for skilling Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) along with funding social infrastructure projects such as schools.


Axis Bank Foundation Formed with a focus on interventions in education - mainly supplementary education and Highway Trauma care.