Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in December 2005, Foundation for Social Transformation – enabling northeast India (FST) is an organization that operates in North East India.
The conceptualization and eventual emergence of FST as a development support organization in North East India were incubated in the North East Network (NEN), a leading right-based organization, through an exploratory project. A Planning Committee was constituted with members drawn from the region to brainstorm on setting up the organization.
Having recognized the need for grants making organization in the region committed to fostering positive social transformation by enabling innovative and creative grassroots initiatives from within, the committee deliberated intensively on the nature and form of such an organization including its vision, mission, structure and jurisdiction, areas of activities, sources and modus of funding amongst others, leading ultimately to the emergence of FST as it stands today.
FST has been and continues to be part of the region’s larger civil society movement and progressive discourses. It helps to sharpen our analysis and commitment to social justice and search for issues that need to be supported and addressed. FST’s works have been recognized and appreciated and were awarded the Certificate of Excellence in the World CSR Congress held in Mumbai on the 18th of February, 2017.