The Kantipur Foundation is a non-profit charity organisation that seeks to give back to society and make a difference, especially in the sector of health and education. It is also a part of the Kantipur Media Group’s corporate social responsibility.
In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of 2015, the Foundation played a crucial role in providing relief to the affected people. It also helped to collect money from people and transferred it to the relief fund managed by the Prime Minister’s Office.
In 2014, the Foundation established the Kantipur Icon award. The award of Rs 2 million honours an individual (living or deceased), institution or a group for their positive contribution to Nepal. The honour is conferred every two years.
The first Kantipur Icon was awarded to Nepal’s national cricket team for the international acclaim it brought to the country, for demonstrating collective grit and perseverance against material adversity, and for instilling hope among millions of Nepalis. The Foundation wants to make the Icon award regional in near future.