Odisha Rising Foundation

We are

A team of young social entrepreneurs, having left our lucrative jobs, came together and formed Odisha Rising Foundation (ORF) to advance the growth stories of Odisha to the globe.

ORF is a social enterprise that incubate entrepreneurs and innovators. It helps the mediocre communities of Odisha to be self-reliant and autonomous through innovative projects and technological intervention so that everyone may live a life of self-worth and dignity through direct intervention and partnerships.

ORF partner with different stakeholders to curate, connect, catalyse and communicate the idea of new Odisha that is emerging beyond its big cities and facilitate the change process by focusing on rural & tribal development. It is currently working in thirty districts, having its Head Office in Bhubaneswar and Zonal Offices in Sambalpur & Koraput respectively. ORF is informed by the Sustainable Development Goal(SDG) and NITI Aayog, thus committed to make this planet a better place to live in for ALL.

what we do

We are an impact-driven organisation focused on scalable & sustainable solutions for social impact.

We partner with local Administration, CSR, Corporations, Philanthropists, Foundations, Social Organisations, Universities, FPOs, SHGs & Cooperatives – achieve their social impact goals effectively and maximise the return on social investment. We offer end- to-end support covering research, training, strategy CSR consulting, , programme management, impact assessment, social audit, talent solutions, direct implementation and more.

Our focus is on solving critical socio-economic problems locally through solutions that are: S.P.I.E.R.S. – Sustainable, Practical, Innovative, Effective, Replicable, Scalable.

At the heart of our work is our ability to collaborate with companies and organisations and leverage the strengths and capabilities of all involved stakeholders to maximise the impact locally.

ORF implements community need based program that are scalable, replicable and sustainable. All our programs are in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goal(SDG). ORF prioritises it’s intervention with 5E concept of impact.


To enhance the high quality of life of the citizens by using technology and innovation in the field of education, healthcare, skilling, agriculture and climate change management.


Building Odisha as a most progressive, inclusive and sustainable State for all.


ORF adheres to a new model of governance – where priorities are determined by empowered communities to help overcome the challenges ahead and try to propose the solutions to its vast inequalities. At ORF, governance encompasses the non-negotiable values of accountability, transparency and partnership and is purely based on a set of internal policies.

Odisha First

In all our action, deeds and business; we will put Odisha first.

Building public trust

All have access to services and information. We work in an open, ethical and transparent manner.

Innovating and being creative

New ideas drive continuous improvement.

Driving toward results

Our efficient, effective work meets measurable goals for today and tomorrow. Engaging the community All have a voice and are heard.

Engaging the community

All have a voice and are heard.

Valuing employees

Employee are supported and take pride in public service.


We work better together as one team. We are a valued partner in the community.


ORF’s operations are active across all the districts of Odisha with its partners and village volunteers.

We can’t bring a change alone therefore we collaborate with local communities and design together the action plan for a sustainable ownership and impact.