The Organisation for the Development of People (ODP)
SECTOR: Development
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 37 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location: The Head Office is Located in Mysuru, Karnataka and we serve the districts of Mysuru, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar and Mandya
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Women Empowerment, Natural Resources Management, Capacity Building, Health and Sanitation, Livelihood Enhancement and Development and Good Governance
Supported by:
NABARD, Andheri Hilfe Bonn, Caritas India, Save a Family Plan, Childline India Foundation,KROSS
Key Trustees:
Rev Dr. K. Antony William - President Rev Fr. Rayappa C - Vice-President Rev Fr. Alex Prashanth Sequeira - Director/Secretary/Treasurer
Recognition: Appreciation and recognition for contribution to the bio gas programme (1983-1997) from Action for Food Production and Canadian Hunger Foundation, Appreciation for significant contribution to flood rehabilitation activities at -Kodagu flood affected areas from United Way - Bengaluru, Certificate of appreciation from Raleigh International ,Mysuru City Corporation has awarded for participating in "Swacha Sarvekshan Abiyan", District Administration, Zilla Panchyath and Women and Child Development department Kodagu, honored for the invaluable interventions to rehabilitate flood affected families, KSAPS/ NACO/ District health and Family welfare department- Kodagu has awarded for the excellent service and support in the field of HIV/AIDs.
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
How much to donate
  • Rs. 5000
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The Organisation for the Development of People (ODP) of Mysore has been established to bring about an integrated human development of the socially and economically disadvantaged, the underprivileged and the marginalized sections of Society. Since its inception, ODP has worked towards bringing about changes in society for the better. It evokes changes in people’s unhealthy attitudes and inappropriate social value systems. ODP’s vision is just, peaceful and prosperous individuals and communities without any discrimination on the basis of caste, creed or race. Their Programs include the following:


Women Empowerment Program (WEP): The Women Empowerment Program is one of the earliest programs of ODP that was initiated in the year 1988-1989. Over the last three decades, ODP has been able to organise, mobilize, empower and build leadership in about 40 thousand women from 2,186 women Self Help Groups (SHGs) in four districts of Karnataka. 


Good Governance Program: The program aims to strengthen the SUGRAMA federations of elected women representatives (EWRs) in panchayats and enable them towards action for good governance through developing their knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. The project is implemented in 3 districts, 4 taluks and 69 GP with 410 SUGRAMA EWRs.


Natural Resource Management Program: To enable small and marginal farmers to adopt improved cropping patterns and sustainable agricultural practices for drought proofing to result in better crop yields in dry and arid areas, watershed project have been implemented. Implementation of these projects have resulted in an increase in productivity in the agriculture sector.   


Academics: The Organisation for the Development of People (ODP) is a growing centre for learning, sharing and knowledge dissemination. It is a hub for academicians, institutions and government officers for understanding social development perspectives in the context of Women Empowerment, Natural Resource Management, Protection of Children, Alternate Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Agriculture.

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Source : Audit Report 2020