Breakthrough Trust
Awareness & Advocacy
Estd: 1999
Used for Beneficiaries: 94%
Address : E-1 A Kailash Colony, First Floor, New Delhi 110048. Delhi
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 11 41666101
Donor Contact : Ms. Rajshri / +91 9810095819 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources5,390,87811,654,47125,236,697
Foreign Sources35,257,40073,295,17464,694,175
Other Income1,098,757771,4841,108,715
Total Income (A)47,857,62091,645,64496,518,514
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities6,807,12927,365,52520,487,422
Programme Staff Cost27,076,48443,020,84659,899,593
Travel Expenses3,690,4854,877,3957,513,260
Direct Programme Expenses37,574,09875,263,76687,900,275
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses3,138,4353,891,0084,720,705
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)41,201,63779,583,45693,157,905
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)6,655,98212,062,1883,360,610
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets1,246,2891,091,6031,410,059
Current Assets (excl. Cash)7,329,01412,853,54415,819,175
Cash/Bank 8,259,52868,974,2289,305,414
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets37,817,586103,988,29485,634,380
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds16,418,71828,480,90631,841,516
Earmarked Funds19,045,22971,425,41048,118,503
Current Liabilities2,353,6394,081,9785,674,361
Total Liabilities37,817,586103,988,29485,634,380
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Number of StaffN.A.N.A.N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : The Public Charitable Trust Act, 1999
Auditor : Singh Krishna & Associates
Bankers : HDFC Bank

Donor tax benefits : 80G 50%
Eligible for foreign donations : Yes

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Neelam Deo, Board Member Ms. Bishakha Datta, Board Member
Ms. Sangita Jindal, Board Member Ms. Benu Kumar, Secretary
Ms. Sunita Dhar, Board Member Mr. Sanjeev Duggal, Treasurer
Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Board Member Ms. Jael Silliman, Board Member
Ms. Mallika Dutt, Board Member Ms. Priya Paul, Board Member
Mr. Santosh Desai, Board Member

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Income from Institutional sources is mainly grants from JRD Tata Trust (for all years). Substantial increase in the same in FY15 is due to Rs119 lakhs received from Save The Children. 2) Income from Foreign sources includes grants from Lets Breakthrough Inc, Human Dignity Foundation, UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, Oak Foundation among several others. 3) Other Income is mainly appropriations towards depreciation from deferred revenue fund. 4) Fixed assets are acquired out of deferred revenue funds. Amount equivalent to depreciation is transferred from deferred revenue fund and charged to Income & Expenditure account.

NGO Profile :
Breakthrough Trust (Breakthrough) is an international organisation whose mission is to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. Their India chapter was registered in New Delhi in 1999. They train people to become advocates for women`s rights and safety across India. Nearly 100,000 youth leaders along with police officers, government staff, community workers and others have been trained.

Their activities include:

  • Ring the Bell Campaign: Breakthrough put the power to challenge domestic violence in the hands of millions since 2008 through their world-renowned ‘Bell Bajao’ (Ring the Bell) campaign, which went global in 2013. In India, Bell Bajao reached 13 million in 2014. It engaged and united youth, government, media producers, and more with its multi-platform, multi-stakeholder approach to action and transformation. It brought domestic violence out from behind closed doors, reaching millions with cultural tools like village-based street theatre, community radio, television ads, vigils & protests, and social and news media.
  • Preventing Early Marriage: Breakthrough mobilized the corporate, entertainment, urban, and online global community to support girls through its international #SelfiesforSchool campaign. Through Vodafone Foundation’s commitment to support the education of 10 girls for every ‘selfie’ shared, 58,000 girls were sent to schools in FY15. They reached out to more than 2.5 lakh people in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore generating more than 7,000 selfies. Additionally, their participatory theatre presentations, workshops and trainings reach out to parents and youth in the communities.
  • Standing up to Sexual Harassment: Breakthrough helped more than 7 lakh people identify and respond to sexual harassment through its #askingforit multimedia campaign. In FY15, they trained more than 100 students to take action against sexual harassment and stand for girls’ freedom. They raised the visibility of the women’s helpline number by displaying it on 350 buses in Kanpur, expanded awareness and action around harassment, and increased social and legal support for survivors through media campaigns in partnership with the government.
  • Ending Gender-biased Sex-Selection (GBSS): Breakthrough works with families and communities in Haryana, one of the states with the worst ratios of girls to boys to make GBSS unacceptable. In addition to interactive theatre and long-term leadership trainings, they partnered with the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the National Mission for the Empowerment of Women. The United Nations Population Fund supported and adopted Breakthrough’s message design and protocols for challenging son preference.

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