The Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya Foundation or MV Foundation (MVF), a registered Trust, was established in 1981 as a research institution on issues relating to social transformation, in memory of the eminent educationist and historian Prof. Mamidipudi Venkatarangaiya in Andhra Pradesh. In 1991, MVF began working actively on the issue of child labor and released the first 30 children from bonded labor in Ranga Reddy district.
M V Foundation also extended its activities to the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Mahbubnagar, Chittoor, Kadapa, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Anantapur, and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh as a direct implementing agency. Currently MVF keeps in touch with the program in all these districts through the Child Rights Protection Forums and offers technical support to them. MVF is gradually shifting its strategy from being a implementing partner to becoming a training and resource center to other NGOs in the country as well as the government. In this capacity it has worked in very diverse states such as Assam, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa,Rajasthan West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and so on. It is also providing technical support to NGOs in Africa and Central America through the ‘Stop Child Labour Campaign’.