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Dignity Foundation

Sector: Elderly
Sub Sector: Care & Services
Tax Deduction: 50% u/s 80G of The Income Tax Act, 1961
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% Spent on Beneficiaries

82%
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Year of Establishment : 1998
Registered Address : B-206, Byculla Services Industries Premises, Dadoji Kondev Marg, Byculla (E), Mumbai 400027, Maharashtra
Presence : Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Website : www.dignityfoundation.com
Email : sujay.joshi@dignityfountion.com
Telephone : +91 22 61381100
Donor Contact : Ms. Sonali Sinha / sujay.joshi@dignityfountion.com
Registered Under : The Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950
The Societies Registration Act, 1860
Auditor : Jayesh Sanghrajka & Co.
Bankers : IDBI Bank, Axis Bank, Bank of Maharashtra
Trustees/Directors/Managing Committee: : Dr. Sheilu Sreenivasan - Founder President, Mr. Gopal Srinivasan - Mg Trustee, Mr. Pranay Vakil - Trustee, Ms. Anita Ramchandran - Trustee, Ms. Sweta Vakil - Trustee, Mr. Pradeep Malick - Trustee, Mr. Vijay Pahwa - Trustee

Their Head Office is in Mumbai with chapters in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru.

Some of their programs are as follows:

  • Day Care Centers: The aim of the centers (Mumbai & Chennai) is to provide a stimulating and conducive environment where the senior citizens suffering from dementia can maintain practical and social skills and enhance self-reliance. There are also Day Care Centers for the elderly in general providing holistic services to all. The Centers impact 100+ beneficiaries every day.
  • Loneliness Mitigation Center: There are 30 such centers in 7 cities being run by the NGO. The centers were set up to build peer support network for senior citizens with a basic idea of promoting social interaction for their mental well-being.
  • Helpline Program:  Dignity Foundation has been running this Helpline since 1995 to empower elders to reach out for assistance against abuse. The program handles around 950-1,000 calls per month on average.
  • The Ration Program: Dignity Foundation supports indigent senior citizens by providing a months’ worth of ration to very poor senior citizens who cannot fend for themselves. DF also reaches out to slum localities in Mumbai through the Dignity on Wheels outreach program.
  • Events: Dignity Foundation conducts large scale events exclusively for senior citizens several times a year of which some popular ones are: Dignity Retirement India Expo, Companionship Carnival, Dignity Dialogue Anniversary and World Elders Day.

Dignity Lifestyle Retirement Township launched by the NGO is spread over 25 acres of land located 90km from Mumbai at Neral and offers a secure environment for senior citizens with assisted living facilities.

FY 2019 (₹) FY 2020 (₹) FY 2021 (₹)
Income
Government Sources 79,959 - -
Foreign Sources - - -
Institutional Sources 15,248,166 14,793,331 -
General Donations ₹13,410,191 ₹3,556,337 ₹26,333,410
Sales/Fees 4,851,596 6,382,124 3,663,080
Interest/Dividend 247,795 220,028 344,896
Other Income 422,723 45,711 149,757
Total Income (A) 34,260,430 24,997,531 30,491,143
 
Expenditure
Direct Program Activities 25,350,846 23,729,598 22,856,240
Program Staff Cost 3,673,402 - -
Travel Expenses 486,559 - -
Direct Program Expenses 29,024,248 23,729,598 22,856,240
Fund Raising Expenses 147,720 - -
General Staff Cost 181,210 - -
Overhead Expenses 4,290,193 6,614,672 4,247,882
Depreciation 1,028,229 908,530 699,708
Other Expenses/Transfers 5,295 - -
Total Expenditure (B) 35,163,454 31,252,800 27,803,830
 
Surplus / Deficit (A-B) -903,024 -6,255,269 2,687,313
Assets
Fixed Assets 5,928,185 4,601,461 3,525,163
Current Assets 8,848,821 7,108,254 4,230,141
Cash And Bank 7,342,855 2,636,444 12,283,770
Total Current Assets 22,119,861 14,346,159 20,039,074
Investments 982,299 7,955,829 1,545,024
Accumulated Deficits 3,510,921 9,766,190 7,078,876
Total Assets 26,613,081 32,068,178 28,662,974
 
Liabilities
Trust Corpus 4,673,748 4,678,748 4,683,748
General Funds - - -
Earmarked Funds - 8,902,732 7,015,370
Unutilized Grants - - -
Total 4,673,748 13,581,480 11,699,118
Loans 5,600,000 5,644,500 5,600,000
Loans (From Members) - - -
Current Liabilities 16,339,333 12,842,198 11,363,856
Other Liabilities - - -
Total Liabilities 26,613,081 32,068,178 28,662,974
1) Sales/Fees mainly includes membership fees received from members.
2) Other income includes written off expenses provided in earlier years but no longer required, sale of vehicles/scrap, miscellaneous expenses, etc.
3) Advertisement costs taken as Fund Raising Expenses.
4) Other expenses mainly include accounts written off, fees paid for late TDS filing, etc.
5) In FY14, Rs4.3m of Fixed Assets has been written off during shifting of the office.
FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Beneficiary Details
Direct Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Indirect Beneficiaries (nos.) - - -
Average Cost per Direct Beneficiary (₹) - - -
Staff Details
No. of Staff - - -
Number of Consultants - - -
Number Of Volunteers - - -
Total - - -
Highest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Lowest Paid Full-Time Staff (₹ p.a.) - - -
Services Funds Raised (₹)
126,123
Donor Advisory 95,000
YourRedButton 379,571
Total Funds Raised 600,694
NGO Name Sector Sub Sector Location % Spent on Beneficiaries Income (₹) Expense (₹)
Sarojini Naidu Rural Welfare and Educational Trust Elderly Home/Shelter Tamil Nadu 94 198,101 197,489
Ashraya Seva Trust Elderly Home/Shelter Karnataka 85 4,647,794 3,628,371
Dignity Foundation Elderly Care & Services Maharashtra 82 30,491,143 27,803,830
Aastha Foundation, Aurangabad Elderly Home/Shelter Maharashtra 79 2,706,876 2,299,271
Radha Medical Trust Elderly Home/Shelter Maharashtra 62 1,537,556 1,585,845
Mothers Nest Elderly Home/Shelter Andhra Pradesh 40 827,800 813,558


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