Catalysts for Social Action (CSA)
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Adoption
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 16 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 4 States
Issues Addressed:
Improve child care outcomes in child care institutions & orphanages; Build sustainable orphanage capacity and capability; Empower every child to a decent livelihood and independent living
Supported by:
Accelya; ICICI Prudential Life Insurance; Givaudan; Worldline India Pvt. Ltd.; Capital First Ltd.
Key Trustees:
Vipul Jain, Shibani Jain, Bharati Dasgupta
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.0% Highest: 98.2% Lowest: 26.1%
Average: Rs9 cr Highest: Rs237 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
  • Rs5,000: Child's Health Checkup+Hygiene Kit per annum
  • Rs12,000: Child's yearly education support.
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Creating a Brighter Future for Orphans
  • Crisis: In a country of 25 million orphans, only ~5,000 orphans come into the adoption stream. Many children, though eligible for adoption, are languishing in Child Care Institutions (CCI) because most CCIs are not licensed to give up children for adoptions. Nearly 22% of the children in CCIs have no or very little parental contact & can be made legally free for adoption. Children have to leave orphanages once they turn 18 years; in many cases this happens even earlier. Around 50,000 children have to move out of orphanages every year.
  • Programs: CSA's mission is to create a brighter future for orphans in need of care and protection. Their area of work covers the entire eco-system spanning Adoption, Orphanages and Aftercare. Within these areas, they have identified gaps and work with existing institutions and stakeholders to fill them and strengthen the systems and processes. Services are provided free to adoptive parents/child care institutions.
  • Outcome: 1) CSA impacts lives of 3,400 children across 60+ CCIs/orphanages in 4 states by providing holistic support. 2) Extends basic support to cover 200 orphanages covering 10,000 children and transformed 50 orphanages into Model Homes. 3) Extends Aftercare & Livelihood support to 1,000+ children.
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Source : Audit Report 2017