Reaching Hand Trust
Estd: 1996
Used for Beneficiaries: 81%
Address : No 44, 1st Floor, Nehru Road, Above Syndicate Bank, Yadava Layout, Aravind Nagar, St. Thomas Town Post, Bengaluru 560084. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 41677874
Donor Contact : Mr. Akhaya Kumar Sagar / +91 9972584243 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201320142015
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources000
Foreign Sources1,993,0033,324,7795,515,000
Other Income000
Total Income (A)5,713,60610,799,13914,108,479
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities3,273,7185,068,0248,881,913
Programme Staff Cost1,036,8681,063,6092,000,768
Travel Expenses194,325247,478343,926
Direct Programme Expenses4,504,9116,379,11111,226,607
Fund Raising Expenses891,6251,558,968397,100
General Staff Cost256,401414,484536,734
Overhead Expenses828,690993,940744,298
Other Expenses/Transfer000
Total Expenditure (B)6,687,2599,613,80013,906,230
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-973,6531,185,339202,249
Balance Sheet201320142015
Fixed Assets1,808,04426,306,20935,825,910
Current Assets (excl. Cash)21,240,0009,233,5083,550,726
Cash/Bank 297,471533,7833,900,436
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets23,345,51636,073,50143,277,072
Corpus / Share Capital1,0001,0001,000
General Funds2,569,16319,188,93326,740,644
Earmarked Funds10,411,85600
Current Liabilities000
Total Liabilities23,345,51636,073,50143,277,072
Other Details201320142015
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)2,3005,4008,400
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)3,2904,3808,655
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Avg. 2,8181,7311,536
Number of Staff131315
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)N.A.N.A.N.A.
Regd. under : Karnataka Trust Act, 1960
Auditor : Charles Prabakar and Associates
Bankers :
South Indian Bank HDFC Bank
ICICI Bank Canara Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Mr. V. M. Samuel, President Mr. K. T. Saju, Secretary
Mr. T. M. Santhosh, Treasurer Mr. D. V. Krishnan, Trustee
Mr. Abey Thomas, Trustee Mr. Fenwick, Trustee
Dr. George Cherian, Trustee Mr. C. Srinivas Raghavan, Trustee

Source : Audit Report 2015

Financial Note : 1) Direct Programme Activities include overheads like electrity, rent, maintenance pertaining to programmes. It also includes Loan Interest paid for the Building (Rs23 lakhs in FY15 and Rs16 lakhs in FY14). 2) Fund Raising Expenses mainly include salaries of fund raising staff and promotional material. 3) Fixed Assets balance has increased significantly in FY14 due to purchase of Land (Rs230 lakhs). 4) In FY13, Earmarked Funds comprise Land & Building Fund, which have been transferred to General Funds from FY14 onwards.

NGO Profile :
Reaching Hand Trust works with vulnerable children, marginalized women & deprived families to empower them to lead a life of hope, self-worth and dignity through quality education, health care and skill development. Their mission is to Create opportunities, Connect with beneficiaries and Collaborate with like-minded partners.

Major Programs are:

Namma Shale - A government school adoption Program: Reaching Hand partners with government schools & Department of Public Instruction to improve the quality of education by providing students and teachers with infrastructure facility, trainings and learning equipment. It reaches out to over 6,800 students and 360 teachers across 24 schools. Their aim is to make the adopted school become model schools in society over a period of time.

New Home: Reaching Hand has rented two shelter homes for orphans and destitute children consisting of 46 children (23 girls & 23 boys). The aim is to reduce the suffering of the abandoned, destitute, and vulnerable children by providing them necessary support, protection, nutritious food, health care, and quality education along with life skills so that they become more productive. The NGO aims to have its own permanent Home where they can accommodate 500 children.

Scholarship:  Through its scholarship program Reaching Hand provides financial support to children who desire to continue higher studies. Till date the NGO has supported over 70 beneficiaries for their education. Underprivileged children and youths who are at risk of becoming school dropouts or who discontinue studies for various reasons (often financial) are given a chance to take their education further.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) program: Through the Girls Glory project, Reaching Hand builds toilets, provides sanitary pads and educates girls about proper hygiene and sanitation in government schools. This helps prevent early dropouts, improves health and education, and also encourages them to live a dignified life. During the year, around 400 girls from 10 schools were provided with sanitary pads, 2 toilets were constructed & 5 toilets are under construction.

Women Empowerment: Reaching Hand trains women in candle making, chocolate making, bag making, etc. with the aim of making them self-sufficient & a contributor to family income.