Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Comprehensive - Multiple
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 24 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Karnataka
Issues Addressed:
To empower visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people through developmental initiatives focusing on educational, social, economic, cultural and technological aspects.
Supported by:
L & T Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.; Induslnd Bank; RBL Bank Limited; Oracle; ITC Limited; etc.
Key Trustees:
Mr. Mahantesh, Founder & Mng. Trustee
Ms. Vasanti Savanur, Trustee
Mr. S. P. Nagesh, Trustee
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Envisioning an inclusive society free from discrimination
  • Crisis: People born with visual impairment can lead a normal life with their own style of doing things. But in India they face a lot of issues due to inaccessible infrastructure and social challenges. Of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India due to limited resources at disposal for them specifically.
  • Programs: Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, founded in 1997, is an NGO working towards facilitating opportunities to enable persons with disabilities and the underserved to keep pace with the rest of the society by providing quality education, accommodation, nutritious food, vocational training and placement based rehabilitation. The Trust also has a cricketing arm called The Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) affiliated with World Blind Cricket Ltd. (WBC) which organizes District, Zonal & National level tournaments for our Indian Cricket Blind team.
  • Outcome: Samarthanam has provided 15,40,000 meals to kids in Government schools in Karnatak in the year 2017. They also collected 65000 tonnes of low value plastic under their Well-being Out of Waste (WOW) project with the help of ITC. To make education easily accessible in India for the print-disabled including visually impaired and dyslexic children the Trust established 6 Digital Book Libraries with 5000+ books in it.
34 cr
31 cr
Source : Audit Report 2020