Sree Jnanodaya Grameena VidyaTrust is a grassroots non-profit organization based in Chickballapur district,southern Karnataka, India dedicated to participatory actions and partnerships that promote social, economic, and environmental equity for communities. Since inception in 1993 the organization has strives to pursue its vision through a holistic and participatory approach. It firmly believes that for any development, participation of stakeholders is a crucial foundation on which sound values, purpose and action can be built upon.
The organization places emphasis on working in drought prone and resource poor areas, where it is imminent to address the complex and inter woven fabric of social, economic and environmental concerns in an inclusive manner.Hence, the organisation works along with communities to plan and implement development projects which they perceive are important and where there is a need to make a difference. In addition, the organisation considers that innovative approaches, new concepts and learning from experiences are significant inputs to evolve and grow. Hence the organisation also takes up piloting new concepts, research, monitoring, evaluation, learning and documentation projects. To achieve its vision, the organisation primarily works with marginalised farmers, women, community based organisations,functionaries of local governments (Gram Panchayats), state government, private foundations and like-minded organisations.
The board of trustee is advised by professionals like Mrs.Sonali Srivastava, Mr.Hemant Sharma, Mr. Partha Sarathy, Dr. M. C. Prabhudeva, Mr.Sake Venkatramana, Mr.Lalith Prasad, Mr.Mallikarjuna, Mr.Rajashekar Naidu and Mr. K. Ganesh who bring in their expertise from diverse space including civil society, development consultancy, capacity building, Change management, health industry and banking.