Hope Kolkata Foundation
Estd: 1999
Used for Beneficiaries: 91%
Address : 39, Panditya Place, Kolkata 700029. West Bengal
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 33 24742904
Donor Contact : Ms. Geeta Venkadakrishnan / +91 9830201145 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201120122013
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources34,863,75236,867,90943,037,146
Other Income26,49000
Total Income (A)35,680,87837,586,32645,844,185
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities34,957,82337,011,10342,956,753
Programme Staff Cost000
Travel Expenses000
Direct Programme Expenses34,957,82337,011,10342,956,753
Fund Raising Expenses000
General Staff Cost000
Overhead Expenses1,011,8961,7902,436,119
Other Expenses/Transfer27,25100
Total Expenditure (B)38,989,51637,012,89347,377,613
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-3,308,638573,433-1,533,428
Balance Sheet201120122013
Fixed Assets56,575,53257,629,79955,723,708
Current Assets (excl. Cash)2,818,0292,682,8763,318,392
Cash/Bank 923,579891,7281,259,792
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets60,317,13961,204,40360,301,892
Corpus / Share Capital032,65090,982
General Funds55,150,43455,109,74651,579,681
Earmarked Funds4,996,7066,042,0068,411,168
Current Liabilities170,00020,000220,060
Total Liabilities60,317,13961,204,40360,301,892
Other Details201120122013
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 W.B. Societies Registration Act, 1961
Auditor : A. R. Banerjee & Co
Bankers : Axis Bank
Standard Chartered Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. Vijay Bhandari, President Mr. Joy Kar, Vice-President
Ms. Swaran Chaudhuri, Secretary Mr. Dipak Biswas, Treasurer
Ms. Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director Mr. Anand Agarwal, Member
Sister Tina, Member Ms. Shiela Banerjee, Member
Ms. Pushpa Basu, Member Mr. Sadre Alam, Member
Mr. Pradip Dutta, Member Ms. Jenny Browne, Member
Ms. Maureen Forrest, Member

Source : Audit Report 2013

Financial Note : 1) During FY10-13, details of expenses were not provided. It can be assumed that salaries are included in total project cost reported. 2) During FY12, op bal of Gen. Funds differed by Rs614,214.46 when compared with closing bal of FY11. Also, in FY13 diff of Rs1.9mn was observed in op bal of Gen. Funds. Both the diff are adjusted in respective years to tally B/S

NGO Profile :
Hope Kolkata Foundation was established to provide holistic care and sustainable development for underprivileged children.

Some of their 2012-13 programs were as follows:

  • Protection-Shelter Care: Six protection homes and three crisis units have been created for the youth. Hope Kolkata created:
    • the Hope home for girls from 12 to 22 years of age
    • the Kasba home for girls from 5 to 12 years
    • the Girl2B home for girls from 9 to 18 years
    • the Howrah girls home for rescued children
    • the Ashirvad home for boys from 5 to 16 years of age
    • the Punorjibon home for boys from 8 to 20 years undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Holistic Education: Hope has created 3 creches as day care centres for children of working mothers. It has set up a remedial coaching centre to provide additional learning skills to children and awarded educational scholarships to 400 children.
  • Primary Healthcare: A mobile clinic has been made available to assess and support children’s health and nutrition throughout 30 slums in Kolkata and Howrah. Hope has also created a diagnostic centre and hospital for the underprivileged living on the street.
  • Life Skill Training Unit: The centre provides training in vocational skills, such as computer basics, spoken English, personality development, culinary skills, photography, and carpentry for job placement.
  • Micro-finance: A micro-credit facility is available to promote savings and self-reliance for urban women in self-help groups.
  • Child Watch: Protection for children 24 hours a day with night rounds by the Kolkata police using Hope mobile ambulances. This results in rehabilitation and repatriation of abandoned children living on the streets, being trafficked or victimized. Hope’s crisis centres for boys & girls, mothers & children are available for shelter and counselling of the underprivileged. Hope created Nabadisha, a project for street children which is a joint initiative with the Kolkata police to provide an 8 hour drop in centre. It offers education, healthcare, counselling, and recreational activities.
  • Fundraising: Art workshops, golf events, giving weeks, and festivals organised by Hope to increase fundraising.