The Kantipur Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organisation that seeks to give back to society and make a difference in people’s lives. The foundation primarily focuses on contributing to the health and education sectors, but in times of national crises, it will focus on providing help where it’s needed most.
For example, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes of 2015, the foundation played a vital role in providing relief to affected people across Nepal. And on August 14, 2017, the foundation established a fund— Kantipur Badhi-Pahiro Rahat Kosh—to offer emergency relief to communities affected by floods and landslides across the country.
In 2014, the foundation established the Kantipur Icon Award, with the objective of awarding an inspirational, unsung hero or institution who deserves recognition for their tireless work and positive contribution to Nepal.
Starting 2018, the award comprises four categories—Arts and Literature, Business and Economy, Science and Technology, and Society and Politics, and each award winner receives a gold medallion worth Rs5 lakhs.