Diya Foundation
Vocational Training - Mental Disability
Estd: 1999
Used for Beneficiaries: 80%
Address : #112/147, Chikkatayappa Reddy Layout, Bengaluru 560043. Karnataka
Email :
Web-site :
Telephone : +91 80 25430040
Donor Contact : Ms. Maria S. Santamaria / +91 9880052833 /
Financial Score
Rs, Y/E March 31
Income & Expenditure Statement201420152016
Income From
Government Sources000
Institutional Sources01,512,3100
Foreign Sources00978
Other Income2508,95232,443
Total Income (A)3,715,1612,920,8685,294,112
Expenses For
Direct Programme Activities1,467,738770,138813,954
Programme Staff Cost1,538,7632,035,1912,252,111
Travel Expenses137,939130,89016,827
Direct Programme Expenses3,144,4402,936,2193,082,892
Fund Raising Expenses19,966107,437150,522
General Staff Cost00190,821
Overhead Expenses533,226206,753317,767
Other Expenses/Transfer050,0009,903
Total Expenditure (B)4,341,1343,587,1343,876,545
Surplus / (Deficit) (A-B)-625,973-666,2661,417,567
Balance Sheet201420152016
Fixed Assets766,628479,902267,614
Current Assets (excl. Cash)768,233672,428650,866
Cash/Bank 1,366,369901,8262,225,890
Accumulated Deficits000
Total Assets4,276,9203,649,1125,207,425
Corpus / Share Capital000
General Funds3,573,8282,907,5622,124,320
Earmarked Funds375,000375,0002,600,810
Current Liabilities328,092366,549482,295
Total Liabilities4,276,9203,649,1125,207,425
Other Details201420152016
Direct Beneficiaries (Nos)6568N.A.
Indirect Beneficiaries (Nos)200225N.A.
Cost Per Direct Beneficiary (Rs) - Actual5,5155,300N.A.
Number of Staff1313N.A.
Highest Salary (Rs p.a.)126,000209,280N.A.
Lowest Salary (Rs p.a.)30,00049,800N.A.
Regd. under : The Indian Trust Act, 1882
Auditor : Simon Rodrigues and Associates
Bankers :
State Bank Of India Canara Bank

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

Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee:
Ms. Maria Santamaria, Founder & CEO
Ms. Marguerita Lobo, Managing Trustee
Mr. Gerald D'Souza, Secretary
Mr. Rajan Narayanan, Treasurer

Source : Audit Report 2016

Financial Note : 1) In FY15, Income breakdown taken from Annual Report. 2) Diya Foundation receives support from a large number of institutions such as Jhunjhunwala Foundation, Concern India, Maria Seva Sangha, India Cares Foundation, Bagaria Education Trust. Breakdown awaited. 3) Sales/Fees include Data entry income, Sale of calendars and paintings, Van Travel income & Horticulture Sales. 4) Other income includes profit on sale of asset. 5) Rent paid for the Training Centre is included in Direct Programme Activities. 6) The NGO provides vocational training and employment opportunities to the Mentally Challenged, hence Programme Staff Cost is high for all the years. 7) Other Expenses includes Donation written off and Loss on sale of asset. 8) Earmarked Funds include Building Fund and Donation in Kind.

NGO Profile :
Diya Foundation was set up by Ms. Maria Santamaria, a special educator and entrepreneur, in Bangalore in 1999. It seeks to create a safe environment where intellectually challenged adults with a basic school programme could move into and be prepared to meet life's challenges through work and employment. In the last 15 years around 100 differently abled people have benefited from Diya's training programmes.

Currently over 68 intellectually challenged adults avail Diya’s training and employment facilities.  Trainees are provided with transportation, given stipends while on training, receive help to access government schemes and engage in different activities within and outside Diya.

Diya provides training to mild/moderately intellectually challenged adults above 18 years of age. They undergo training at the Centre for six months to a year and pass through three phases: 1) Training in Daily Living/Occupational Skills; 2) Training in Social/Personal Skills; and 3) Training in Vocational/Employability Skills. Vocational training at Diya is offered in Papier-Mâché and paper products, Candle making, Chocolate making, Computer data entry and Screen Printing. Post training, trainees join the sheltered workshop where they work under supervision and earn a stipend.

Future plans: Over the next 5 years, Diya aims to expand its services and impact 500 differently abled people. Its plans include:

• Sheltered Employment: Introduce new work options and expand facilities in the sheltered workshop to train and employ more people.

• Supported Employment: For the trainees who are ready to leave the Diya Foundation Sheltered Workshop and move into supported employment, opportunities are given in Diya Innovations Pvt. Ltd., where they earn a higher stipend when completing orders for its product line. Diya Innovations creates and markets a range of unique hand crafted products. 70% of the employees of Diya Innovations are differently abled. 

• Competitive Employment: The ultimate goal is to ensure employment opportunities for the trainees within safe environments in the community. Diya plans to network with NGOs and Corporates to identify placements in hotels, offices and other establishments. The challenge is to find simple, repetitive and achievable tasks.

Diya is associated with Concern India Foundation.