location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Bridge the learning gaps of underprivileged children - Single donation
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Fulfill little desires of underprivileged children - Single donation
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Help build a more influential, equal and socially conscious society
Bhumi came about when a few guys just out of college got together to do something for the country. They started teaching at an orphanage in Chennai, India on 15 August 2006. With a vision to bridge the gap in society through education and passion and energy to reach out to many, Bhumi has been able to start six more programmes, expand to two more cities, benefit more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slum and village community centres over the last five years.
Ms. Vaishnavi Srinivasan, the Executive Director of Bhumi, is an operations research analyst based in Chennai. She has completed a two year PG programme in Development Management from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research. She is a full time volunteer and handles the Think Green project apart from administration, Fundraising, HR and PR.
Full time staff :48
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 15000
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 34668440
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 52002760
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children educated: 5256
No. of Scholarships: 290
No. of children particpated: 5388
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Bhumi was awarded the Leader in Volunteer Engagement by the iVolunteer Volunteer Engagement
In 2017, Bhumi was awarded the Charity Impact Award by the B1G1 Education
In 2016, Bhumi was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the World CSR Congress CSR implementation
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)503,926297,721150,226
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,398,5784,517,851540,615
Other donations from Indian individuals1,821,28514,400,1212,248,522
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia121,710347,706136,322
Other donations from foreign individuals2,273,89124,696,267334,857
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)6,342,5152,083,4373,212,310
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)22,206,5351,304,080550,189
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts34,668,44049,273,3957,173,041
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)897,768745,021636,183
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries3,810,6024,646,5580
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits5,883,7332,359,9921,851,019
Staff training1,435,0943,7070
Staff travel496,174188,71396,911
Consultant's fees685,21078,3870
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,354,765128,251125,446
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)6,502,2157,092,8071,664,882
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)531,925548,468576,358
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits312,388672,741182,950
Staff training10,968109,4120
Staff travel5,7834000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)239,270461,016299,536
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)93,161103,5470
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )65,8455,7003,371
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)51,89439,64349,413
Other non-programme expenses132,670172,164112,880
Total Payments52,002,76019,627,1887,611,512
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.234/2006]
2 PAN Number:AABTB3718P
3 12-A [No.DIT(E).No.2(966)09-10]
4 80G [No.DIT(E).No.2(966)09-10]
5 FCRA [No.75901351]
6 35AC [No.]
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 M/s Thomas (V.M) & Co.
 #4, Josier Street, Nungambakkam
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000123
 10,000 – 25,00011314
 25,000 – 50,000224
 50,000 – 1,00,000112
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0000
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0004
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 588897
2 Lowest Paid: INR 3250
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mr. Arvind N Lakshmanan
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
2 Ms.Vaishnavi Srinivasan
 Female, President, INR 0.00,
3 Mr.Lokesh Rekapalli
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
4 Mr. Ganapathy Krishnan H
 Male, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
5 Mr.Ganesh Kumar
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
6 Mr. Mathpal Singh
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Arvind N Lakshmanan Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2012. Bhumi Trailblazer Awardee, 2016. Manages the Science project nationally apart from other responsibilities in Chennai.
2 Ms.Vaishnavi Srinivasan Bhumi's longest serving volunteer after the founding team has been associated with the organisation various capacities since 2007
3 Mr.Lokesh Rekapalli One of the longest serving Bhumi volunteers continuously associated since 2008. Has served in various capacities. Currently leads the recreational sports projects. Bhumi Trail blazer awardee, 2013
4 Mr. Ganapathy Krishnan H Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2011. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2012. Manages Leadership development among volunteer coordinators apart from other responsibilities
5 Mr.Ganesh Kumar Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2013. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2015. Manages Volunteer HR nationally apart from other responsibilities
6 Mr. Mathpal Singh Associated with the organisation various capacities since 2011. Bhumi Torchbearer Awardee, 2016. Manages the mentorship project nationally apart from other responsibilities in Chennai.
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201726/03/201746
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201726/03/201746
Annual Report for the year 2015-201626/11/201746
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201626/11/201746
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External Reviews
1Guide Star
2Charities Aid Foundation
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 My name is Rajan
Ranjan like most of our children is a first generation learner from a disturbing background. He lacked the confidence to meet people, introduce himself and converse in basic English. He also saw the language as an unnecessary medium to interact. But knowing that the importance is significant, we have stepped in to make a difference. Our trained volunteers spend 2 hours on Saturdays & Sundays with children like Rajan teaching English using interactive, visual and listening aids following a Cambridge University Curriculum. This aids his holistic development & moulds his personality for the better. Access to storybooks and English software on the computers through the week ensure the continuity between classes is not missed. These days Rajan does not miss an opportunity to greet new people in English and has been utilizing every moment to improve his knowledge. His interest to read storybooks and daily newspapers stand testimony to this.
 How Chandra got her School bag!
Chandra lives in a Children Home and goes to a government school. Like many others, wearing a pair of white shoes to school or carrying her books in a school bag is luxurious to this child. With no one to ask, she had kept her wishes to herself. We distributed wish cards to the children of her Orphanage, Chandra asked for a School bag. The cards were distributed to donors willing to fulfill the wishes that bought the gift and sent it to Bhumi. Bhumi distributed the gift at the Children Home to Chandra and others. Who is not happy to get gifts? Chandra was no exception. She now carries her books to school in a bag like everybody else

You can communicate with Bhumi at
13/4, First Lane, Cenotaph Road, Teynampet,-
Chennai - 600018,India

Or you can reach Bhumi here
Phone : 91 44 43009443
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