Snapshot
Dignity Foundation
SECTOR: Elderly
SUB SECTOR: Care & Services
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
82%
Financial Score:
Age: 24 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 6 States
Issues Addressed:
Stability and Wellness of the Elderly; Better standard of living for every senior citizen in India
Supported by:
Axis Foundation; Lotus Trust; Rotary Club; Medusind Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.; STCI Finance Ltd.; Kotak Mahindra Bank; Nihchal Israni Foundation; Nirlon Ltd.
Key Trustees:
Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan, Founder President Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, Managing Trustee
Recognition: 'Vayoshreshta Samman' by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India - 2009
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 73.2% Highest: 98.4% Lowest: 40.0%
Income:
Average: Rs5 cr Highest: Rs80 cr Lowest: Rs2 lac
How much to donate
  • ₹1,200/- to support an elderly's ration needs for a year
  • ₹5,000/- to support services of the Elderly Day Care Center in Mumbai
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A Dignified Life for every Elderly
  • Crisis: Reportedly, more than 65% of senior citizens in India are dependent on others for their day to day maintenance. Population of the elderly is estimated to grow by 200+ million by 2050 and yet only 3% of NGOs are working towards security of the elderly. Dignity Foundation has been committed to bettering socio-economic conditions of the elderly since 1997.
  • Programs: i) Day Care Centres: The aim of the centres (Mumbai & Chennai) is to provide a stimulating and conducive environment where the senior citizens suffering from dementia can maintain practical and social skills and enhance self-reliance. There are Day Care Centres for the elderly providing holistic services to all. The Centres impact 234+ beneficiaries. ii) Loneliness Mitigation Centre: There are 30 centres in 7 cities being run by the NGO. The centres were set up to build peer support network for senior citizens with an idea of promoting social interaction for their mental well-being. iii) Helpline Program: Dignity Foundation has been running this Helpline since 1995 to empower elders to reach out for assistance against abuse. The program handles around 950-1,000 calls per month on average. iv) The Ration Program: Dignity Foundation supports senior citizens by providing a months worth of ration to poor senior citizens. DF also reaches out to slum localities in Mumbai through the Dignity on Wheels outreach program.
  • Outcome: Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township launched by the NGO is spread over 25 acres of land located 90km from Mumbai at Neral and offers a secure environment for senior citizens with assisted living facilities.
Income
Rs
3 cr
Expense
Rs
3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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