Dignity Foundation
SECTOR: Elderly
SUB SECTOR: Care & Services
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 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, Mg Trustee/Founder Mr. Gopal Srinivasan, Secretary
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%
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: 1) Day Care Center for the well-being of senior citizens as well as for people suffering from dementia. 2) Dignity (Telephone) Helpline and Personal Crisis Intervention for any elderly in distress. 3) Chai Masti Centers serve as activity spaces for holistic wellness. 4) Loneliness Mitigation Centers for the underprivileged elderly for social interactions and building a support network. 5) Monthly Ration supplies support. 6) Skill Development for the elderly in an attempt to improve their financial status and give them a second career.
  • Outcome: 100 senior citizens are impacted everyday through NGO's Day Care Centers; 30 Chai Masti Centers operate across 7 cities reaching out to 1,700 senior citizens on a daily basis and Loneliness Mitigation Centers for the underprivileged elderly across 3 cities for 300 elderly with daily physical and mental stimulation activities conducted by professionals for the elderly.
3 cr
4 cr
Source : Audit Report 2019