Social Impact Awards

The Resource Alliance has been presenting the NGO Awards in Thailand, India and Vietnam for 10 years with the continued support of the Rockefeller Foundation. During this time, more than 3,000 organisations of every size and type have taken part in the programme.

Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, The Resource Alliance re-designed the awards programme in 2017 and made substantial changes in focus and delivery. Applicants were assessed within their own specialism, and areas including organisational accountability, transparency, impact and innovation were considered.

The changes honour efforts from all sectors that work toward creating positive, lasting change in the Asia Pacific region: NGOs, CSR, individual philanthropy, social enterprise, fundraising, volunteerism and others.

In each category an expert panel identified and shortlisted 3 finalists who then attended IFC Asia to share their stories.  Winners in each category were announced at a special gala dinner, and a film created to tell their story was premiered.

For more information

Would you like to sponsor a Social Impact Award for 2018? Or do you know of a person or an organisation that should apply? For information on the 2018 Social Impact Awards, to be presented at IFC Asia 2018 in Bangkok in June, email


2017 Winners and Runners-up

Supported by Rockefeller Foundation

  • Human Help Network, Thailand – Runner-up
  • Operation Blessing Foundation, Philippines – Runner-up
  • Indonesia Homedika, Indonesia – Winner

Supported by Rockefeller Foundation

  • Isabel Dora Sahni, Mentor Mother, Udayan Care, India – Runner-up
  • Yousaf Shah, Volunteer Fundraiser, Philanthrope, Pakistan – Runner-up
  • Saibaba Kammela, Founding Secretary, Sports Coaching Foundation, India – Winner

Supported by Rockefeller Foundation

  • Alliance Anti-Trafic, Vietnam – Runner-up
  • Weave Foundation, Thailand- Runner-up
  • Pratthanadee Foundation, Thailand – Winner

Supported by Rockefeller Foundation

  • Mann Deshi Foundation, IndiA – Runner-up
  • Rural Health Care Foundation, India – Runner-up
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature and Marriott Thailand Business Council, Thailand – Winner

Sponsored by CFRE

  • Menaka Rodriguez, India Foundation for the Arts, India – Runner-up
  • Pham Thu Huong, Microfinance and Community Development institute, Vietnam – Runner-up
  • Gopala Krishnan Krishna Swamy, Purkal Youth Development Society, India – Winner