Awards & Recognitions




  • Goonj and its rural partnership network – Sanjha recognized among the Top 50 organizations in the Covid Last Mile Responders list by World Economic Forum.
  • 2021 : ‘Safar’ by Mr. Kireet Khurana based on words by Mr. Anshu Gupta, (Founder, Goonj) wins the Best Animation Film Award at LAMPA International Film Festival, Moscow, ’21
  • Goonj received Mackenzie Scott Gift to continue its work on ground
  • Jan 2021 : Recognition by Rajasthan Patrika
  • Oct 2020 : Marico Innovation Awards
  • 2020 :  Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice ‘for its phenomenal achievements in easing the lives of countless Indians from the terrors of this pandemic’
  • Dec 2019 : Lakshmipat Singhania Award-IIM Lucknow National Leadership Award for his Community Service & Social upliftment work
  • Aug’19: CEO Awards 2019 “Social Stalwart Award” to Mr. Anshu Gupta 
  • April 2019: CFBP Council for Fair Business Practices awarded Goonj for the second time, Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices
  • Feb’18: AIMA (All India Management Association) Award to Anshu Gupta
  • Dec’17: Rahat– Goonj’s disaster relief and rehabilitation effort received iF Social Impact Prize
  • July’17:Curry Stone Design Prize recognized Anshu Gupta , Founder Goonj as the Social Design Circle honoree
  • July’15: Ramon Magsaysay Award to Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj for transforming giving as a developmental approach.
  • Nov’14: Goonj wins Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award.
  • Aug’14: Asia’s leading English magazine ‘The Top 10 of Asia’ features  Anshu Gupta, Founder Goonj among Asia’s top 10 social entrepreneurs.
  • July’14: Goonj is one amongst ‘The Purpose Economy 100 Asia’
  • July’14: Goonj gets chosen among 100 leading Global Green Innovations of the prestigious think tank SUSTAINIA
  • Feb’14: Goonj gets a place among The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India in a listing by Fast Company
  • Nov’12: ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awardto Anshu Gupta, Founder of Goonj by Schwab Foundation
  • July’12: GOONJ gets chosen as ‘Game Changing Innovation’ by NASA and US State Dept.
  • June’12: GDN Japanese Award for Most Innovative Development Project
  • Feb’12: GOONJ wins Edelgive award in health & wellbeing category.
  • Nov’10: Anshu Gupta gets listed in international Forbes magazine as one of India’s most powerful rural entrepreneurs.
  • May’10: Innovation for India award by Marico for developing innovative solution by using old cloth and other material.
  • March’10: Goonj wins ‘Jamnalal Bajaj CFBP Award’ for Fair Practices
  • Nov’09: ‘Cloth for Work’ wins international Lien i3 Challenge Award
  • June’09: ‘Not Just a Piece of Cloth’ wins GOONJ’s third Changemaker’s Innovation Award
  • March’09: CNN IBN’s Real Heros Award to Anshu Gupta in women welfare segment.
  • March’08: GOONJ wins India NGO of the Year Award in a nationwide search & selection by Resource Alliance.
  • May’07: GOONJ’s sanitary napkin project Not Just a Piece of Clothwins World Bank’s Global Development Market Place Award.
  • July’07: Vastra Samman recognized as one of The Good Practices by Dubai International Awards.
  • 2006: Wins the prestigious Changemakers Innovation Award,the second time, for Rahat, our disaster relief initiative
  • 2004: Prestigious Ashoka Fellowship to Anshu Gupta for his innovative idea & its mass social impact.
  • 2004: GOONJ wins Changemakers Innovation Award for its School to School initiative.
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