SECTOR: Children
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 34 Years
Tax Benefit: 100%
Foreign donations: X
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Education, shelter and food for children coming from neighbouring slums (Migrants, daily workers, below poverty, Female sex workers children)
Supported by:
Terres De Homes-Netherlands, Accenture, NASSCOM Foundation, Faiveley Transport, Jana Capital, Cambium Networks, Bosch, Trends Limited, CAF.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Verghese Cleatus, President Mr. Subramanya, Vice- President
Mrs. Susheela, Secretary Mrs. Hemalatha, Treasurer
Mrs. Bhanumathy, Member Mrs. Geeta Devi, Member
Mrs. Lilly Samuel, Member
Recognition: 1.Best Watershed Award for Alanatha in 2004 by NABARD- R.O. Karnataka. 2.Kittor Rani Chennamma Award for women and girl child development programmes in 2006 by WCD Department, GOK. 3.Best Watershed Award for Thattekere Watershed Project in 2006 by NABARD-R.O Karnataka 4.Academy Award of Lifetime Achievement to Dr. Nagaraj, Managing Trustee of Vidyanikethan 5.Certificate of Excellence to Sri Vidyanikethan for its Health and Nutrition Campaign
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs 2000 for 1 child for 1 month, Rs 1500 for 1 child for 1 month in shelter homes, Rs 500 for 1 child for 1 month for mid day meal
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Vidyanikethan is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1988 to improve the lives and livelihoods of people from the vulnerable, marginalized and under-developed sections of the society. Based in Bangalore, (India) Vidyanikethan’s special focus is on development of children and women from the low-income group families.

Their areas of work include:

Education: They reach out to children belonging to low-income groups to provide them opportunities in procuring quality education and developmental programs. They also encourage and motivate parents to enroll their children in childhood educational centres.

Health: They identify the healthcare needs of children and other beneficiaries and facilitate the process for identification and treatment of diseases through referrals and organizing health camps. They also undertake sensitization programmes on health and hygiene, and endeavour to improve sanitization infrastructure in schools and communities.

Environment: Vidyanikethan organizes tree plantation drives, rain water harvesting and watershed programmes

Socio-economic interventions: They help in mobilizing women in urban and rural areas to form self-help groups and organize vocational development programmes. Vidyanikethan also arranges loans to support self-employment enterprises.

Community based interventions: They identify the needs of communities in terms of infrastructure, and try to facilitate linkages with local stakeholders like the Gram Panchayati.

3 cr
3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020
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