We support work across three main focus areas--Vulnerable Groups, Governance and Nutrition. We have identified certain themes under each focus area and pursue different approaches (roles) to grant making across these focus areas and themes.
We make grants to partners whose work, we believe, adds intrinsic value to vulnerable individuals, communities or groups. In terms of our role, we are funders of what we call Value in itself grants.
We also offer our expertise to build on grant partners’ inherent strengths so they are able to scale their work with vulnerable groups and reach out significantly more people. In this Scale-up approach of grant making, we play the role of Enabler.
We also take on the role of Orchestrator, when we focus on system change and long-term impact. In this case, we develop our strategy for an identified theme within a focus area. Then we support Special Initiatives that will synergistically bring together a number of partners and the government to achieve a particular change within a given sector.
Through our Vulnerable Groups focus area, our approach has been primarily as a funder and enabler. Through our Governance and Nutrition focus areas, we play the role of orchestrator, where we aim to bring about far reaching reform within the sectors concerned. Here too, we have our own strategy for each theme. And we support partners who share our goals.
Anjali, 4 districts of West bengal
Anjali was founded in 2001 in West Bengal to rehabilitate and re-integrate individuals who have recovered from mental illness with their families by establishing a programme in government mental hospitals called Voices. They also have a community-based mental health service named Janamanas that supports individuals with mental illness, and promotes awareness on the importance of mental wellbeing to prevent severe disorders. The grant will support the Voices programme in Berhampore Mental Hospital, Murshidabad District and set up the Janamanas programme in 20 wards of Purulia district.
Astha was established in 1993 to provide rehabilitation services for children with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual disability, and vision and hearing impairment in the urban slums and resettlement colonies of Delhi. The grant will help them work with 75 such children and strengthen their programme to include children below 8 years. It will also help them expand their reach to 4 new areas in Okhla to provide holistic early intervention services as well as enable parents/caregivers to give enhanced care by increasing their capabilities.
Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse, Pune
Bapu Trust is working on the early identification and prevention of mental disabilities in the slums of Pune by providing support to people perceived as vulnerable at their centre where various aspects like social stigma, poverty, discrimination, and gender among other issues are addressed through therapy and community-based wellness services.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayatha Samithi is providing 10,000 artificial limbs, 4000 callipers, 4200 crutches, 2600 tricycles, 14,000 wheelchairs & 7250 hearing aids for 29450 persons through its 22 centres and numerous mobile camps across the country.
Biswa Gauri Charitable Trust, Bangalore
The Biswa Gauri Charitable Trust was set up in 2009 to work with children and young adults with autism. They have created a structured learning environment in Bubbles and Pragati Centres to enable children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to build social and communication skills that will help them blend into society. The grant will enable them to offer continued learning and employment-readiness training to 45 persons aged 16 years and above with disabilities in the Pragati centre.
EnAble India, Bengaluru
EnAble India is building a virtual platform or website to impart economic independence, training modules and organisational development for persons with disabilities, their families and prospective employers. It will also serve as a platform for other NGOs.
HWOH is supporting and rehabilitating children with disabilities in four districts in Jammu and Kashmir by providing education using Braille, sign language, and other techniques as per the need of the child. The NGO is also facilitating home-based therapy by training parents and other care providers, and conducting annual awareness programmes that bring together disabled and non-disabled children to promote better understanding.
Institute for Handicapped and Backward People, Sub-urban Kolkata and North 24 Paraganas district in West Bengal
The Institute for Handicapped and Backward People (IHBP) was set up in 2000 to serve people with disabilities through a centre-based service delivery and community-based rehabilitation system. The grant will help them work towards providing education, early intervention, and rehabilitation services for 100 children with disabilities from low income communities.
Latika Roy Memorial Foundation, Dehradun
Latika Roy Memorial Foundation is based in Uttarakhand (Dehradun) and providing special education, training in daily living activities to boost functional independence in persons with disabilities and empowers their families through counselling and information services to aid their integration into the society.
Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT), 5 districts of Kerala
Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT) Kerala was set up in 2008 in Kozhikode, Kerala to address the mental health care needs of particularly vulnerable rural populations in the State. The grant will enable them to continue providing care for 2,000 patients and expand the scope of their services.
Mobility India, Bengaluru
Mobility India is providing rehabilitation services to 600 children with disabilities and promote inclusive education through Therapy centres, educational centres, reach out to 170 new children, provide disability assessment, assistive devices, therapy, individual health plans and education support.
Muskaan began in 1982 in Delhi with a commitment to creating growth opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They work towards improving training and employment, family support services, assisted living facilities, and awareness and rights-based advocacy. The grant will help Muskaan expand their daily activity centre in Ghaziabad to add 20 new trainees to the 10 existing ones and to establish a new centre in Gurugram with 20 trainees. These centres will impart vocational skills to persons with intellectual disabilities, enable them to work in a sheltered workshop, and seek employment in the Food & Beverage industry. The centres will also provide counselling for the families of all the trainees and engage them in awareness building exercises.
Myrada Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe, Mysore
Myrada Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe is improving the productivity of dry land by developing and managing an ecologically and economically sustainable system through building capacities of elected GP women representatives.
RMKMS is supporting 1650 people with disabilities in Ajmer by working on early identification by screening high-risk newborns, connecting them with relevant care services, and providing rehabilitation through home-based therapeutic and educational support. The NGO is also training peers and staff in schools, home-based caregivers and members of the community on the rights and special needs of persons with disability.
Samaj Unnayan Kendra (SUK), South 24 Parganas
SUK is ensuring timely linkages to Government Schemes, providing the support system, early intervention services, home-based education, skill development and employment for 500 differently-abled children in the Sunderbans, West Bengal-Baruipur, Namkhana, Mousuni Islands and Mathurapur.
SATRA, Darrang, Assam
Social Action for Appropriate Transformation and Advancement in Rural Areas (SATRA) started in 2002 with the aim of working for integrated community development in Darrang district, Assam, one of the most impoverished districts in India. The grant will help in identifying persons with disabilities, enable them to access their rights, and expand the community mental health program to provide counselling for about 1,850 people.
Satya Special School, Puduchery
The Satya Special School started in 2003 to provide early intervention, education, and rehabilitation services for children and adults with disabilities. The School also provided need-based home management support services for their parents. Through the Philanthropy grant, they will provide their services to over 1,270 children and 150 adults with disabilities from low income families.
Sense International India, Ahmedabad
Sense International India is working for the deaf-blind by bolstering the capacity of nine partner organisations, running five early screening and referral centres at eminent hospitals and training special educators under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan. In Andhra Pradesh (Kakinada, Rayalseema districts); Karnataka (Bengaluru); Kerala (Kottayam, Wayanad); Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Kanyakumari, Trichy); Telangana (Khammam).
She Hope Centre for Disability, Jammu & Kashmir
The Hope Centre Kashmirstarted in 2001 by providing assistance to people and children with disabilities, enabling them to live independently and with dignity through community and institution-based rehabilitation services in 8 districts of Jammu & Kashmir. The grant will support their work to enhance the quality of life for 1,350 individuals with disabilities by providing assistive devices to help them improve their mobility.
Shishu Sarothi Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability, Guwahati
Spastic Society of Karnataka (SSK), Bangalore, Karnataka
The Spastic Society of Karnataka (SSK) began operations in 1982 by providing comprehensive rehabilitation services for children with neuromuscular and developmental disabilities. The Philanthropy grant will allow them to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to 580 such children.
Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), Bengaluru
SSK is supporting Centre for Special Education, a day school in Bengaluru for 300 children and young adults with disabilities. The school has a strong volunteer base as also, a good teacher-student ratio.
Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), Saragur
SVYM is uplifting the lives of 30,000 people with disabilities through comprehensive care, support and rehabilitation services. They are encouraging self-reliance by providing medical aid and vocational training and driving community development through home visits and residential camps.
The Association of People with Disability (APD), Bengaluru
APD is enhancing the ecosystem for persons with disabilities across six districts, mainly in the rural areas of North Karnataka. As a resource organisation, it is partnering with six organisations including NGOs and Community-Based Organisations to build their capabilities for outreach and community-based rehabilitation.
The Chingari Trust, Bhopal
The Chingari Trust is providing rehabilitation services to 100 children with psychological and physical disabilities due to the Bhopal gas tragedy. The NGO is partnering with skilled doctors and therapists to offer different kinds of therapies and is training the mothers of the affected children to administer some of the therapeutic techniques at home as well.
Ummeed is delivering direct clinical services to 450 children with developmental disabilities hailing from poor families in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It conducts workshops for parents, other stakeholders so that they are more sensitised, better trained, and are able to carry out early detection and management of such disabilities.
VAANI, Deaf Childrens' Foundation, Bengaluru
Vaani is providing 100 deaf children and their families in Tumakuru district, Karnataka, with specialised services-educational, health, nutritional and skills development. It also focuses on capacity building and networking with stakeholders.
Vidya Sagar, Chennai
Vidya Sagar is providing early intervention services to 550 children with disabilities in Tamil Nadu, by training 1,250 families in care and therapy. It is also extending community rehabilitation programmes to rural areas of Madurai, and slums in Chennai.