Parinaam Foundation
SUB SECTOR: Empowerment
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 11 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 20 States
Issues Addressed:
Create positive change in the lives of the urban and semi-urban poor; Provide multi-dimensional support for the entire family and not just the woman; Research & develop innovative solutions to problems of the urban poor
Supported by:
Ujjivan Financial Services; HSBC; DSP Blackrock Mutual Fund; Dubai Duty Free; World Bank; Bajaj Finserv; Sequoia Capital India Operations LLC; Merint LLC
Key Trustees:
Sarosh Ghandy; Mallika Ghosh; Lt. Gen (Retd) Arjun Ray; Raghvendra Singh; Maneesha Chadha; Mr. Mohit Bhatnagar
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 83.5% Highest: 98.7% Lowest: 52.8%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs10 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs300/candidate for Financial Literacy Course.
  • Rs6,800/year to support a Urban Ultra Poor family.
  • Rs12,000/year for Education Scholarship.
  • Rs10,000/patient for medical intervention.
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Helping remove Generational Poverty
  • Parinaam caters to the needs of the poor, by providing them critical social services in the areas of healthcare, education, livelihood, and community development.
  • Diksha Financial Literacy: This is Parinaam's largest program and is designed to give women from low-income families the knowledge and tools to save safely, reduce financial risk, and make informed financial decisions. It focuses on financial literacy and access to financial services. So far, over 594,000 women have been trained; 84% of beneficiaries saved an average of ₹35,000 a year.
  • Urban Ultra Poor Program: The program reaches out to the most destitute families in urban slum communities and is aimed at tackling generational and familial poverty through holistic interventions in: livelihood development, financial literacy, healthcare, education, and social services. Since inception in 2009, the program has reached 75 communities covering 4,400 families; 99% employment rate among the graduated beneficiaries.
  • Education: Parinaam believes that education is the most effective tool to tackle generational poverty. They support the schooling and higher education of children from urban slum communities. Currently, 1,400 children are being supported.
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Source : Audit Report 2018