Catalysts For Social Action

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help to construct a toilet/ bathroom at an orphanage
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Bring joy to about 50 orphans by funding their recreational activities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help educate an orphan in an English medium school for three months
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide a hygiene kit for 10 orphan children
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide supplementary nutrition for 5 orphan children for one month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Make an Orphan child feel loved & cared for by sponsoring a dress & a pair of footwear
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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An empowered society, which works towards giving every child the right to lead a full and enriched life.
CSA was started in 2002. Vipul Jain, CEO, Kale Consultants ltd., had himself adopted and was consequently, exposed to the concept of adoption. Kale decided on direct contribution to Social Welfare.
Sidney started his career in the travel and transportation industry and has over 22 years of Corporate and BPO experience. He gave up his corporate position to pursue his passion and take up an assignment in the social sector. He has been actively involved with Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) over the last 1.5 years. According to him Children from orphanages do not get opportunities to enjoy childhood our aim is to provide opportunities to such a children so that they also have wonderful experience to remember.
Full time staff :11
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :48
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2014-2015 is INR 23792800
Total Payments for 2014-2015 is INR 20605031
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children provided with Counselor for overall behavioral health support (mental wellness): 560
No. of Adoptions facilitated Directly: 33
No. of children supported with Nutrition: 742
No. of children supported with Recreational facilities and hobby classes: 2290
No. of child care institutions where infrastructure upgraded: 35
No. of children providedwith VocationalTraining: 700
No. of beneficiaries reached through AwarenessProgrammes: 1500
No. of special Needs Children receiving support: 10
No. of children receiving English Medium Schooling : 40
No. of children given Educational Support : 660
No. of children at Child Care Institutions supported with Health and Hygiene Kit: 2180
No. of trainings for capacity building for Child Care Institution Caretakers & Workers: 870
No. of children Provided with Festive Apparel: 1900
No. of children provided with Life Skills Training: 190
No. of cases under JJ Act Registration Consultation (Goa): 2
Rewards & Recognition
Data is not available
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)1,702,073323,2858,403
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,160,1231,674,1912,365,127
Other donations from Indian individuals6,533,3382,898,5801,115,790
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia194,542196,873168,271
Other donations from foreign individuals411,000406,573145,832
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)12,608,6928,164,0592,002,244
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)165,73978,263314,126
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts23,792,80013,743,1426,129,084
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)06,100,0000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits3,580,5242,334,7451,752,731
Staff training12,01862,17233,750
Staff travel848,144621,800295,375
Consultant's fees1,448,916631,525382,320
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)165,33174,4240
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)2,964,183370,1200
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme546,31100
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2014-20152013-20142012-2013
Salaries and benefits2,032,939999,877125,000
Staff training4,4104,3000
Staff travel39,28121,401297,013
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)7,500123,22876,103
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)167,48683,78595,633
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )11,79824,53922,500
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)51,8461,6134,032
Other non-programme expenses1,150,869842,382293,486
Total Payments20,605,03114,779,1635,725,988
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-18514 (Pune)]
2 Society [No.1282/2002/Pune]
3 PAN Number:AAATC5088N
4 12-A [No.No.Pn.ITO(OSD)/Ren./80G/12A(a)/45/2003-04]
5 80G [No.No.Pn/ CIT-1/ 12A(a)/ 80 G/ 243/2007-08/4757]
6 FCRA [No.83930483]
7 35AC [No.]
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 SarangDeo, V G Dhade& Co,
 YashodaNiwas, SheelaVihar Colony, Opp Hotel Yatri, PaudPhata,Karve Road, Pune 411038
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000162339
 5,000 – 10,000178
 10,000 – 25,000213
 25,000 – 50,000448
 50,000 – 1,00,000011
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0002
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 1210008
2 Lowest Paid: INR 197800
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 1210008
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel4657
3 Local conveyance80316
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 84973
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Meher Gandevia Billimoria
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00, Un-related
2 Shibani Jain
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00, Related
3 Brajesh Mishra
 Male, Trustee , INR 4,657.00, Un-related
4 Javed Tapia
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00, Un-related
5 Mathew Thomas
 Male, Treasurer , INR 0.00, Un-related
6 VipulPrashad Jain
 Male, President , INR 0.00, Related
7 Bharati Das Gupta
 Female, Secretary, INR 80,316.00, Related
8 Rahul Kulkarni
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00, Un-related
9 Vinayak Kamath
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00, Un-related
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Board Members Background
1 Meher Gandevia Billimoria MeherGandevia-Billimoria is COO at Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP). In her former roles, Meher has worked with Special Needs and ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Bangkok Patana School (The British International School in Thailand). She was also the Head of Education at the Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit working to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education.
2 Shibani Jain Shibani Jain is a Graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her Professional assignments have been with Ogilvy & Mather and Tata Interactive Services, Mumbai. She set up Craftsbridge Private Ltd., in Pune, and was its CEO until she moved to Mumbai. She set up Baaya Design in Mumbai in 2009 and is its Founder and CEO. Shibani is an adoptive parent and one of the Founders of CSA.
3 Brajesh Mishra Brajesh Mishra is Co-Founder of Varthana, a Bangalore based company that provides loans to affordable schools. He was earlier with ICICI Bank for about 14 years. Brajesh is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from MS University, Baroda. He is also an Adoptive parent
4 Javed Tapia Javed Tapia is the Founder of Clover Technologies and is responsible for bringing Red Hat Inc., into India by starting the subsidiary under the flagship brand name of Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd. Javed is the founder of Duke University Fuqua Alumni Club in India and a member of The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Mumbai Angels.
5 Mathew Thomas Mathew Thomas has a Post graduate in Commerce, Diploma in Taxation Laws from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. He has 30 years experience in the field of finance and administration. He is Vice President and Head Accounts & Commercial with Accelya Kale Solutions Limited. He represents Accelya Kale on the CSA Board and has been its Treasurer for the last 6 years.
6 VipulPrashad Jain Mr. Vipul Jain has been the Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd.) since June 01,2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jain served as Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd) since April 1, 2006 until May 31,2013. Mr. Jain is invited often to speak at international conferences by IATA. Mr. Vipul Jain is an adoptive parent, one of the Founders of CSA and is its President.
7 Bharati Das Gupta Bharati Das Gupta is specialized in English Literature and Organisation and Methods. Formerly an eminent banking administrator heading Management Services at the Indian Banks Association, Mumbai, she was also, the former HR head of Kale Consultants. As a Consultant, she also associated with organizations such as Saudi British Bank, Red Hat (I) Pvt. Ltd., and Datapro. For the last 8 years she has been the missionary for adoption. She is also, involved with the cause of Animal Welfare.
8 Rahul Kulkarni Rahul Kulkarni is Head of HR-Accelya Kale Solutions Limited, Mumbai. Prior to joining Kale, Rahul was Head - HR at Stryker Global Technology Center and has worked for leading organisations like Cipla, Sun Pharmaceuticals and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. His areas of specialization are- Talent Management and Talent Sourcing, Development Practices, Training & Development and Performance management systems. Rahul has been invited to speak at various industry and academic forums.
9 Vinayak Kamath VinayakKamath has worked for 17 years in various companies, at leadership positions with organizations such as Kale Consultants as Senior VP - People and Processes, Genpact(formerly GE Capital) as Vice President. In 2010 Vinayak set-up VIVA, a boutique investing and advisory firm making small private investments. Since 1995, Vinayak has been donating money and time to various NGOs such as World Vision, Project Crayons, Disha, Give India, the Acumen Fund, etc.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2015-201614/03/201559
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2015-201614/03/201559
Annual Report for the year 2014-201511/12/201599
Financial Audit Report for the year 2014-201518/07/201569
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 No longer open fields for answering Nature’s Call
Jasoda Anathalaya, an orphanage in Kalahandi, Orissa had about 50 inmates- children ranging from newborns to 17 year-olds. Both the girls and boys would use the open fields for their ablutions going out in small groups hiding their faces –ostrich like, to avoid passers-by. CSA constructed a toilet for the girls and repaired a dilapidated one that existed and made it usable for the boys. CSA also, created additional living spaces for them segregating the boys from the girls. One needs to talk to the children for them to explain their joy. Rarely has any initiative been so well appreciated as this one!
 Radha now, has a Family!!
Their parents relinquished Aarti and Radha when they were just 4 and 2 years old respectively. Radha was born with Congenital Talipes Equino Varrus a physical deformity in one of her legs. She was unable to walk. There were parents who wanted to adopt Aarti but not Radha. The Central Adoption and Resource Authority, Government of India, regulates that siblings are not to be separated and must be placed in a single adoptive family. Thus the siblings remained un-adopted, resigned to life in an orphanage i.e. Jyotiba Phule Seva Trust, Sunita Gutte Shishugrah, Nanded. CSA referred Radha to Dr. Prakash Chavan an Orthopedic surgeon in Nanded, who suggested corrective surgery. Sponsored by CSA, Radha was operated on 26th January 2010. Within a couple of months Radha started walking. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. A family in Pune adopted the siblings Aarti and Radha. The family already had 3 sons-one biological and two adopted. With 2 sisters being added, the family is complete! Aarti and Radha have adapted themselves completely to their new family. Radha is already a darling to her elder brothers! For the children the rehabilitation is complete and permanent- health, nurture, education, career, relationships and inheritance is all provided for!
 Sujit becomes a contributing member of society!
Sujit was only 3 yrs. old when his father died; then when he was 12, his mother too passed away. Sujit reached the orphanage. (District probation and after care association Boys Observation home Shivaji Nagar Pune, Maharashtra). He was so shattered he refused to participate in any activity. He had lost interest in his studies too. CSA got Sujit registered into Grade 8 at the coaching class supported by us in the orphanage premises. He gradually started performing well in the academics. In due course CSA sponsored Sujit to a programme in Computer Applications Sujit eventually passed his Grade 10 exams with a first class (61%) marks. He completed course of Foundry Man with (68%). Moreover, he also started mingling with the peers. CSA sponsored him for all the educational expenses throughout. He completed the computer programme and assisted by CSA he obtained the MS-CIT certification.
 Towards Family-like care
Orphaned children from remote orphanages in Orissa usually go to Govt. schools. They have no back up support as children in families have from their parents. In most cases the learning is poor and children tend to drop out when in the higher classes they are unable to cope with the learning pressures. Maria is one of several orphans in the Orissa Children’s Orphanage, Orissa. She lived a deprived life with only the bare necessities of food clothing and shelter. She went to a local Oriya school. Maria was admitted to the Cambridge High School (ICSE), one that children from good families in Bhubaneswar attend. She was admitted into the nursery class and supported with the school fees, transportation, lunch/tiffin, uniform, books, shoes etc. CSA also arranged back up tuitions for her in the orphanage providing a substitute for parental support that a child gets at home. Maria has fared remarkably well. She stood first in her class and is appreciated as a bright and intelligent child. Her reports are encouraging.
 Celebrate the Fruit of the season
Most often orphan children are confined to their institutes; the opportunity to go out is rare or, does not exist at all. They hardly ever get the opportunity of experiencing the small joys of life - a seasonal fruit, celebrating festivals, outings/ camps, competitions, creative sessions, acquiring trinkets/accessories such as bangles and ribbons, or simply dancing or playing a sport. CSA organizes events for these children through the year. Children are brought together for a day of fun and frolic. Wherever possible, we add some element of learning or creating awareness to the Fun Event. In the past we have organised fun events along with creating awareness about things like traffic rules, hand washing, general hygiene etc. On a specific day (celebrations/ holiday/ vacation) an event is planned and we help the children to have fun and also learn something through enjoyment. The most notable impact of these events is that the children open up completely and truly have fun. Unknowingly they also learn something, which is very useful for them. They feel wanted and for once feel like normal kids! For those watching, the difference is visible and heartening.
 Poor vision led to poor performance
Ashwini is a small girl with normal body structure among 110 inmates from observation home for girls. She is 11 yrs. old girl. According to her teachers she is an average student. She had difficulty in reading books and her eyes watered due to the strain. During the health check up held by CSA, it was revealed that Ashwini has poor vision. This was one reason she used to feel lazy to read and write, because of which her studies were hampered. She did not realize the reason behind her poor performance in studies was her vision. CSA referred Ashwini to eye specialist and after her general check up, who suggested that she is in need of spectacles urgently. CSA made arrangements for Ashwini to get the appropriate spectacles. Within a couple of months Ashwini started reading and writing with interest and showed improved performance in her academics year. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. Ashwini now has learned that every organ in her body is very important and that she has to take care of her to maintain good health. She is using the personal kit provided by us and is very conscious about the cleanliness. She is now helping other girl inmates to use the personal hygiene kit.

You can communicate with Catalysts For Social Action at
Mrs. Bharati Das Gupta
C/o Kale Consultants Ltd, Kale Enclave 685/2B & 2C, 1st Floor, Sharada Arcade, Satara Road,-
Pune - 411037,India

Or you can reach Catalysts For Social Action here
Phone : 91 20 66083777
Fax : 91 20 24231639
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