Nisarga Foundation
SECTOR: Development
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
Goal 4: Quality Education
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 23 Years
Tax Benefit: No
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
Empowerment of tribal communities, promotion of tribal culture; Child education & child rights; Rights of the disabled; Women empowerment; Advocacy, legal aid and networking with other organisations; etc.
Supported by:
Terre des Hommes; International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD); BMZ; Mission Inde; Dhwani Foundation
Key Trustees:
Mr. Nanjundaiah, Director; Mr. Raghvendra, Coordinator; Mr. Prabhu, Accountant
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.6% Highest: 100.0% Lowest: 9.5%
Average: Rs86 lac Highest: Rs9 cr Lowest: Rs45,032
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Overall Development of Tribal Communities
  • Crisis: The tribal community has always been subjected to isolation, displacement and exploitation. Often, they don't have access to schools, medical facilities or basic nutrition. Thus, Nisarga Foundation aims at their holistic growth, along with empowerment of women and preservation of children's rights.
  • Programs: i) NCLP School: This program aims at rehabilitating children who are victims of child labour or have never been to school or are dropouts by integrating them into mainstream education. ii) Childline Project: Childline 1098, a 24-hour helpline that rescues children in difficult situations, has been implemented in the district. It raises awareness about issues like child marriage, child labour, school dropout and malnutrition through youth committees, SHGs, and by educating schools, panchayats etc. iii) Spirulina Nutrition Programme: Spirulina is a nutritional capsule, which is helpful in boosting the growth of malnourished children, and pregnant women. People of the district are provided with nutritional supplements, food and health services. iv) Niranthara Program: It aims at building institutional capacities of the NGO and enables the NGOs to achieve higher organizational maturity in order to make a larger impact in communities they serve. The program provides training, orientation, interactive platforms, field support and networking opportunities.
  • Outcome: So far, 350 children have been mainstreamed into education through the NCLP centre. 14,000 people have benefited through their awareness initiatives in the Childline Program.
24 lac
27 lac
Source : Audit Report 2017