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TANKER Foundation

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Support post-transplant antirejection medicines for a needy patient for 1 month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a fund that will help dialysis/kidney transplant patients with investigation test costs
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Support the fistula surgery cost for a patient to be on dialysis
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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A world that ensures good healthcare and medical facilities to all.
Dr. Abraham was inspired by the work of Nephrologist Dr. Oreopopulous in Canada. He wanted to change the scenario in India where poor patients were unable to bear the high cost of treatment and established TANKER to serve this purpose.
TANKER (Tamilnad Kidney Research) Foundation is a registered non-profit charitable trust founded by Dr.Georgi Abraham and like-minded people in June 1993 with the main aim of providing subsidized dialysis and financial assistance for transplantation, medication and investigation costs to the underprivileged with kidney disease. TANKER Foundation also does awareness programmes on kidney disease and screening camps for early detection of kidney disease.
Full time staff :34
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 43599904
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 34250276
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No.of patients who received dialysis at a subsidised rate: 226
No.of patients who received funds for laboratory investigation: 82
No.of awareness programmes conducted both in rural and urban areas: 50
No.of patients who received fistula surgery: 15
No.of patients who received medication support: 84
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, TANKER Foundation was awarded the 1st Prize by the IFKF, Tokyo Poster Competition
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)25,656,46821,554,87618,068,313
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia681,573572,000529,890
Other donations from Indian individuals5,278,0646,233,7535,277,488
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia197,427130,61655,088
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)11,592,53916,762,95012,588,988
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)103,331299,340652,529
Sale of assets076,4000
Total Receipts43,599,90445,692,85637,569,918
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)3,133,7833,841,71610,174,814
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries3,330,00000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits6,959,3185,158,4784,036,309
Staff training000
Staff travel48,82332,68949,432
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)819,174792,703812,040
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)9,859,2827,478,181590,427
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme2,692,2424,934,96511,503,404
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)3,108,5644,359,2493,774,349
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits1,054,4611,768,657887,182
Staff training000
Staff travel180,54955,73147,304
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)336,000336,000101,000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)106,728115,48291,008
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )66,776029,775
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)39,18373,38989,162
Other non-programme expenses493,759312,604281,316
Total Payments34,250,27630,936,51133,042,272
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.637/BK4/93]
2 PAN Number:AAATT2310C
3 12-A [No.DIT(E)/2(132)/93-94]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) No. 2(132)/93-94]
5 FCRA [No.075900765]
6 35 (1)(ii) [No.S.O. No. 1955 (E)]
7 35 (1)(iii) [No.S.O. No. 1955 (E)]
8 35AC [No.S.O. No. 1955 (E)]
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 P S S& Co Chartered Accountants
 No.5, V.O.C Colony, 3rd Street
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,00021214
 10,000 – 25,00071118
 25,000 – 50,000213
 50,000 – 1,00,000000
 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 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 480000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 66000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel143420
2 Domestic travel23007
3 Local conveyance100
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other1300
  Total 167827
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Reji Abraham
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. Georgi Abraham
 Male, Founder Trustee , INR 0.00,
3 Suresh Balaje
 Male, Chairman , INR 0.00,
4 Latha Pandiarajan
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Revathy Menon
 Female, Trustee , INR 0.00,
6 Latha A. Kumaraswami
 Female, Managing Trustee , INR 0.00,
7 V. Srinivasan
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Reji Abraham Director ABAN Group of Companies
2 Dr. Georgi Abraham Seeing the effects of kidney disease on his patients as well as the difference that awareness and early detection can make, Dr.Georgi Abraham began the TANKER Foundation. With help from the other Members of the Board and his own in depth knowledge, Dr. Abraham hopes to help the underprivileged kidney patients as well take concrete steps to lower the incidence of the disease
3 Suresh Balaje Mr.Balaje, Chairman, Film Producer & Director, Pranaamam Pictures, Chennai is a renowned film personality whose father had 2 kidney transplants during the course of his disease. This close knowledge of the disease and its effects motivated him to help the less fortunate who also suffered from kidney ailments.
4 Latha Pandiarajan Started her career in M/s. S.B. Billimoria, part of M/s. Delloite. Co-founder of Ma Foi. Managing Trustee of The Ma Foi Foundation. The Foundation focusses on empowering children and women through – Disha, Ekam and Sornam. More than 8000 underprivileged children in the slums and rural areas are supported through scholarships, sports and life skill programs through the Disha scheme. Medical support to the needy and support to many Government hospitals are provided through Ekam.
5 Revathy Menon Film Director, Actor & Social Activist A well-known artiste, Mrs.RevathyMenon brings her time and skills to TANKER’s cause. She has experience with a wide variety of philanthropic organisations, and is an active member of the board.
6 Latha A. Kumaraswami Managing Trustee Helped Dr. Abraham set up the TANKER Foundation and is an active managing trustee. Her background in PR helps with the running of the Foundation while her passion stems from seeing the trauma of kidney disease up close; her mother in law suffered from kidney failure.
7 V. Srinivasan Donor and a well wisher who is very keen to raise funds to help TANKER patients
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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 2016-201719/01/201647
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201724/03/201647
Annual Report for the year 2015-201627/09/201668
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201627/09/201668
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External Reviews
1M/s. Sai TP Karunanandan Trust
2M/s. Congnizant Foundation
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Staff International Travel
SINameDestination & PurposeGross ExpensesSponsored% SponsoredName of Sponsor Organisation
1 Latha A. Kumaraswami &  Tokyo
IFKF - Annual Meeting
 INR 143419.00 0 0% 
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Married to an auto driver, 40 year old Mahalakshmi has no children. On an earning of Rs.3,000 to 4,000 a month, Mahalakshmi is living with her mother in law and had kidney failure 3 years back. Driven to poverty due to high treatment costs, she was referred to TANKER a year ago. She is a known diabetic, developed renal failure due to medication for infertility treatment. Tanker Foundation facilitated her second Fistula Surgery free of cost, which is required for a patient to continue dialysis process when the first fistula fails. This surgery is costly and Tanker saved Mahalakshmi this expense which she can now utilise for her dialysis sessions. Mahalakshmi is now undergoing dialysis at subsidised rates at TANKER's Kilpaul Unit and her Fistula is working well.
Subramaniam a renal failure patient from Coimbatore underwent renal transplantation at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital in the year 2004. He is a very needy patient who has been struggling to find the money for his post transplant medication without which the transplanted kidney will fail. Tanker gave an amount of Rs.6000 towards part of his post transplant medication with the donation from a GiveIndia donor in July 2008.This year we have decided to give Rs.8000 towards this as it varies from Rs.8000 - Rs.10000 per patient per month. Subramaniam is doing well but is constantly needing to find funds for his post transplant medication from other donors.
 Venkatesan Victory
Mr. Venkatesan a BE student (son of a coolie) had kidney failure in 2008 and his mother came forward to donate a kidney. As the patient was very poor he had the transplant done in a government hospital. Some of the tests had to be done outside and TANKER stepped in to help out in the investigations. This 24 year old is now back on his feet and hopes to complete his degree and help his family.

You can communicate with TANKER Foundation at
Latha A. Kumaraswami
Ellora Apartments,Flat No. 4D, Fourth Floor,No. 20 Thirumurthy Street,T Nagar-
Chennai - 600017,India

Or you can reach TANKER Foundation here
Phone : 91 44 28341635
Fax : 91 44 28241635
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