Make A Difference

location: BangaloreKarnataka

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Make A Difference mobilizes young leaders to enable equitable outcomes for children in shelters across India. Our mission is to improve quality of life and outcomes for children in shelters. Our minimum target is to ensure that these children are able to live a life free from exploitation and are capable of managing emotional and financial life crises.
As of today Make a Difference reaches out to 4500 children living in 70 shelter homes in 23 cities in India, through a highly efficient Fellow managed volunteering model. A Director team of 29 staff provides expertise, processes, training and support to 400 Fellows and 3500 volunteers, and the Make a Difference programmes are designed to bring out the best in children despite their circumstances, insecurities and challenges.
According to UNICEF, India is home to the largest child population in the world, with 400m children that include an estimated 31m orphans, and nearly 176m of these are considered to be in need of care and protection. Children at risk in India, whether orphaned and otherwise, of ten end up in shelters, which are under resourced and often focused more on basic needs than either childcare or longer-term progression. The result is that both quality of life and adult outcomes for children in this demographic are very poor, leading to cycles of poverty and abandonment .With inadequate educational qualifications, life skills, financial or emotional support to cope outside these institutions; children who have grown up in shelters often take up menial jobs, or get trapped into alcoholism, violence, drug abuse, prostitution or trafficking. Make A Difference exists to address these challenges on both a local and a systemic scale. Through our core programmes, Ed Support, Propel & Aftercare and Dream Camps, Make a Difference creates a support system and an emotional safe space for children in shelters by ensuring every child has at least 3 adults who care for them, understand them and who they can reach out to when they feel overwhelmed. They have access to them for a minimum of 2 hours a week from the age of 10. Our trained mentors spend time getting to know and developing an individual plan for each of their children.
Full time staff :28
Part time staff:400
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 4250
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 51297547
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 42026367
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Number of children provided with transition and life skills support: 254
Number of children supported in afterschool: 4500
Rewards & Recognition
In 2014, Make a Difference was awarded the Website of the year by the Website of the Year, India Best Website in the charities category
In 2013, Make a Difference was awarded the iVolunteer Leader by the iVolunteer volunteer engagement
In 2015, Make a Difference was awarded the Certificate of Merit by the World HRD Congress encouraging diversity and inclusion for growth
In 2015, Make a Difference was awarded the Top NGO to Work For, India by the Great Place to Work Institute great employee experience
In 2014, Make a Difference was awarded the eNGO Challenge award by the eNGO Challenge Communication and outreach
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)000
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from Indian individuals18,968,28123,577,90520,233,157
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from foreign individuals6,454,60900
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)21,812,32912,323,9004,523,758
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)3,652,0057,070,26911,428,163
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts51,297,54743,125,00436,510,384
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)468,134116,07274,207
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits12,130,52710,588,3158,897,496
Staff training5,022,50000
Staff travel2,049,116707,5542,351,137
Consultant's fees112,5004,562,1290
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)0464,6300
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)280,51718,023,42614,478,679
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme01,717,7070
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits3,232,8811,889,2721,821,575
Staff training7,05200
Staff travel28,01911,78751,799
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)1,811,3231,242,2832,969,057
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)192,50400
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )406,000338,841103,040
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)106,37583,713110,232
Other non-programme expenses886,517590,8975,217,844
Total Payments42,026,36740,452,83637,395,007
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Society [No.ER 711/06 ]
2 PAN Number:AAABM0639H
3 12-A [No.CIT/CHN/T/12A/666/2007-08]
4 80G [No.CIT/CHN/80G/Tech 39/2008-09]
5 FCRA [No.52850541]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Mr Jayaprakash & Associates
  # 8, Fortune Chambers, 1st Floor, Lalbagh Road, Richmond Circle
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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 – 10,000000
 10,000 – 25,000011
 25,000 – 50,00010818
 50,000 – 1,00,000011
 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 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 960000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 360000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 600000
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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 Rakesh Saha
 Male, VP, Dir. Prog Dev. and Ed support, INR 840,000.00,
2 Jithin C Nedumala
 Male, President and Co-Founder, INR 600,000.00,
3 Abid Millath
 Male, VP. Training, INR 0.00,
4 Kavin K
 Male, VP, Placement, INR 0.00,
5 Sanjana Kuruvilla
 Female, VP, Corporate relations, INR 0.00,
6 Shilpa Gangadharan Manari
 Female, Secretary, Dir. Human Capital, INR 528,000.00,
7 Sanjay Thomas
 Male, Treasurer, Dir. Tech, INR 540,000.00,
8 Santosh Babu
 Male, VP, Resources, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Rakesh Saha Rakesh first started working with Make A Difference as a teaching volunteer, went on to be the English Project Fellow for the Bangalore City Chapter. After 2 years he joined full-time to develop MAD’s Education Support programme. The Education Support program has made a significant transition from providing only communicative English to a program that provides after-school support to children in a range of subjects including Maths, Science and English.
2 Jithin C Nedumala Jithin founded Make a Difference along with three of his friends in 2006. Jithin was awarded the Ashoka Global Youth Social Entrepreneur award, Karmaveer Puraskar, Cordes Fellowship, Dasra peer grant and Youth Actionnet Fellowship. He was one of the few social entrepreneurs personally supported by Michelle Obama through her International Youth Engagement Program.
3 Abid Millath Abid Millath was one of the members of a first volunteer group since 2006 and is currently an advocate at the Kerala High Court
4 Kavin K Kavin was one of the members of a first volunteer group since 2006 and is currently a VP, Branch banking at Kotak Mahindra bank
5 Sanjana Kuruvilla Sanjana was one of the members of a first volunteer group since 2006 and is currently a business partner at Kuruvilla & Sons.
6 Shilpa Gangadharan Manari Shilpa was a teaching volunteer and Mentor with MAD. Shilpa joined Make A Difference full time, taking on the role of Operations Director for the Central Region, before revolutionising the Human Capital function in her current capacity. Shilpa is passionate about the prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and is a certified sexuality and personal safety trainer, and thus has helped develop MAD’s strong internal policies on the same.
7 Sanjay Thomas Sanjay started his journey with Make A Difference as a teaching volunteer while still studying. He decided to combine his two big passions, impact and technology, and the software he developed for solving the problem of teacher absenteeism on ground was selected for iHub, the innovations platform in MAD. Sanjay eventually joined MAD full time as Director of Technology.
8 Santosh Babu Santosh Babu was one of the members of a first volunteer group since 2006 and is currently a Global change manager at JP Morgan
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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 2016-201705/05/201688
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201705/05/201688
Annual Report for the year 2015-201631/10/201688
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201631/10/201688
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External Reviews
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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Data is not available

You can communicate with Make A Difference at
Pooja D’souza
16 C, 1st Main Road 14th Cross Sector 6, HSR Layout-
Bangalore - 560102,India

Or you can reach Make A Difference here
Phone : 91 9663697627
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