Catalysts for Social Action (CSA)
SECTOR: Children
SUB SECTOR: Adoption
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 20 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): 4 States
Issues Addressed:
Improve child care outcomes in CCIs; Build sustainable CCI 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.; Aditya Birla Capital; Kale Logistics; Medline Industries; Parksons Packaging
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
  • ₹5,000: Child's Health Checkup+Hygiene Kit per annum
  • ₹12,000: Child's yearly education support.
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Creating a Brighter Future for Children under Institutional Care
  • Crisis: Yearly <5,000 Indian children come into the adoption stream despite nearly 29 million children being without parental support. Many children eligible for adoption are languishing in Child Care Institutions (CCI) because most CCIs are not licensed to give up children for adoptions. ~22% of these children have no or little parental contact and can be made legally free for adoption. They have to leave CCIs once they turn 18 years. ~50,000 children move out of CCIs yearly.
  • Programs: CSA partners with CCIs and works to improve and enhance the quality of care to children. Their work covers the entire eco-system spanning Adoption, CCIs, and Aftercare. Main Initiatives - i) Health & Nutrition: Water Sanitation & Hygiene; Supplementary Nutrition; Day to Day Essentials. ii) Education & Development: Mainstream Education; Life Skill Training; Digital Engagement; etc. iii) Livelihood & Aftercare support. iv) Capacity Building & Advocacy: Adoption Support; CCI Sustainability; Stakeholder Workshops & Trainings.
  • Outcome: 1) CSA impacts lives of 4,531 children across 87 CCIs by providing holistic support. 2) Support extended to 14 CCIs under Basic CCI development program and 73 under Model CCI development program. 3) Aftercare and Livelihood support to 197 children. 4) 36 children from the Aftercare program earning ₹6,000 to ₹12,000 monthly. 5) 550+ queries answered on adoption through helpline.
7 cr
7 cr
Source : Audit Report 2021
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