Diya Foundation(DIYA)

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Enable life and work skills training for an intellectually challenged person for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Support a sheltered workshop for two intellectually challenged people for a month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Diya Foundation envisions individuals and their families alive with dignity and pride in the present and hope in the future
There are few work options for a mentally retarded adult after special school. There is no preparation of the student to meet the after school transition period;Diya Foundation was started to bridge the gap between school to work to life-skills transitions.
A special educator by profession, Maria Santamaria (kown as Sarah), started by teaching at a school for children with special needs in Mumbai. A Masters in Special Education from Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, and work experience in job coaching uniquely equipped her to start a Vocational Training Centre for differently-abled adults and led to her founding the Diya Foundation in 1999
Full time staff :8
Part time staff:1
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 5410160
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 4222303
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of persons trained in Daily Living Skills, Personal-Social Skills, Work skills.: 50
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)608,742307,075141,433
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia557,107945,8232,694,066
Other donations from Indian individuals3,655,8191,266,574533,200
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from foreign individuals97800
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)478,524401,396346,462
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)000
Sale of assets108,99000
Total Receipts5,410,1602,920,8683,715,161
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)324,3190162,914
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries21,3420940,395
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits2,155,0541,342,591412,933
Staff training14,4151,901255,371
Staff travel221,000112,2230
Consultant's fees10,00020,0000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)351,626423,67619,966
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)188,69327,137175,404
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme6,000024,700
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)124,640286,7250
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Payments(revenue) Programme Related
Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits176,89901,392,333
Staff training00364,500
Staff travel16,82718,667137,939
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)135,10684,570403,865
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)164,794107,4370
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )141,93654,06212,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)00643,502
Other non-programme expenses40,375182,501347,879
Total Payments4,222,3033,148,6955,444,443
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Payments(revenue) Non Programme Related
 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.386/98-99, Bk IV Vol.407 pgs 8]
2 PAN Number:AAATD3446M
3 12-A [No.TRUST/718/10/vol.I/D-261/2000-2001/CIT-II]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)BLR/80G(R)/121/AAATD3446M/X-441/2011-12]
5 FCRA [No.094421612]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Simon Rodrigues & Associates, Chartered Accountant
 No.56 Beth Shalom, 2nd Cross D' Costa Square, Wheeler Road Extension
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000202
 5,000 – 10,000224
 10,000 – 25,000145
 25,000 – 50,000011
 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 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 347292
2 Lowest Paid: INR 50400
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 347292
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Marguerita Lobo
 Female, Managing Trustee , INR 0.00,
2 Rajan Narayanan
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
3 Gerald D’Souza
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Marguerita Lobo Marguerita Lobo has been working with people with disabilities. She presently volunteers at Swanthana teaching abandoned children with a disability and assists in the Training program in Diya with lesson plans and task analysis for systematic training.
2 Rajan Narayanan Presently Rajan is active in the social sector as a chief volunteer for the Joy of Giving week initiative. In addition to being a trustee at Diya Foundation, he is also a panel member at Whiteboard, an initiative to help NGOs with their operational issues, and a trustee at Baale Mane, a home for girls.
3 Gerald D’Souza Gerald D’Souza is a post-graduate in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Post retirement, he runs a consultancy firm – Mehr Consultancy. His expertise in HR helps us in fine tuning our Staff Performance Appraisals, HR Policy and Volunteer Policy.
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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 2016-201722/03/201633
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201722/03/201633
Annual Report for the year 2015-201627/06/201633
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201627/06/201633
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External Reviews
1Concern India Foundation
2Center for Social Initiatives and Movement (CSIM)
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Trained students of Diya
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 Happy students of Diya
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You can communicate with Diya Foundation(DIYA) at
Maria S. Santamaria
No.112/147, Chikkatayappa Reddy Layout, Chelkere, Kalyan Nagar,-
Bangalore - 560043,India

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Phone : 91 80 25430040
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