Catalysts For Social Action

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor nutritious food for orphan children in Odisha - Single donation
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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An empowered society, which works towards giving every child the right to lead a full and enriched life.
CSA was started in 2002. Vipul Jain, CEO, Kale Consultants ltd., had himself adopted and was consequently, exposed to the concept of adoption.Catalysts for Social Action’s (CSA) journey began in September 2002, as a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and rehabilitation for children living in orphanages. As part of optimal child rehabilitation, CSA facilitates Adoptions in the country; we work with existing adoption agencies in rural areas to facilitate the quality, speed and number of adoptions in India. We have successfully facilitated over 250+ adoptions in India, so far. We believe that Adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation and our intention is to ensure that every adoptable child should find a home. For many children, adoption is not possible and they grow up in a Child Care Institution. We believe that every such child should have a healthy and wholesome environment and be supported all the way till they become confident and independent individuals. With this objective, we support a number of child care institutions in the areas of Infrastructure support, Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Education and Vocational skills activities. CSA not only cares but also goes beyond, thus, enabling children to be self-sufficient and become contributing members of society. We continue to make a valuable difference to 3200+ children across 60+ child care institutions in 4 states that we support.
Sidney started his career in the travel and transportation industry and has over 22 years of Corporate and BPO experience. He gave up his corporate position to pursue his passion and take up an assignment in the social sector. He has been actively involved with Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) over the last 3.5 years. According to him, children from orphanages do not get opportunities to enjoy childhood our aim is to provide opportunities to such a children so that they also have a wonderful experience to remember.
Full time staff :16
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :24
Volunteers: 193
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 40591810
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 39888341
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Children provided with school fees, uniforms, shoes, books and stationery: 2400
Children at CCIs provided with hygiene kits consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, bath soaps & washing soaps : 2800
Children at CCIs provided with life skills training: 450
Staff such as Staffing Supervisors, caseworker, caretakers, cleaners, cooks etc. provided at CCIs: 43
Children at CCIs provided with supplementary nutrition items: 1350
Children at CCIs in the 18+ years group provided with Aftercare & Livelihood support: 71
Children at Child Care Institutions supported with Health Check Ups: 2400
Children at CCIs provided with treatments for health ailments: 700
Number of Tuition Teachers appointed to teach children at CCIs after school hours: 50
Children at CCIs attended various awareness sessions around personal hygiene, dental care, hand washing, skin care, good touch bad touch, In Case of Emergency (ICE) sessions on floods, earthquake, fire safety etc.: 2400
Rewards & Recognition
In , was awarded the NA by the
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)2,910,7172,082,6141,702,073
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia2,665,0013,217,3692,160,123
Other donations from Indian individuals2,761,8102,998,0316,533,338
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia106,565142,655194,542
Other donations from foreign individuals0151,462411,000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)16,564,97023,999,43012,608,692
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)15,582,7471,819,070165,739
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts40,591,81034,410,63123,792,800
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)403,872471,3690
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits5,907,9903,673,5443,580,524
Staff training6,67621,06112,018
Staff travel380,213950,546848,144
Consultant's fees181,500567,5001,448,916
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)84,000177,000165,331
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)15,152,9937,441,6482,964,183
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme00546,311
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits1,311,5141,787,7962,032,939
Staff training22,9501,6504,410
Staff travel105,09457,70939,281
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)468,860219,8657,500
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)124,62677,243167,486
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )162,91873,21811,798
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)163,031183,99551,846
Other non-programme expenses1,664,4371,289,2051,150,869
Total Payments39,888,34125,626,82820,605,031
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-18514 (Pune)]
2 Society [No.1282/2002/Pune]
3 PAN Number:AAATC5088N
4 12-A [No.No.Pn.ITO(OSD)/Ren./80G/12A(a)/45/2003-04]
5 80G [No.No.Pn/ CIT-1/ 12A(a)/ 80 G/ 243/2007-08/4757]
6 FCRA [No.83930483]
7 35AC [No.]
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 Dakshayani S. Mulay, V G Dhade& Co,
 YashodaNiwas, SheelaVihar Colony, Opp Hotel Yatri, PaudPhata, Karve Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000263965
 5,000 – 10,00091726
 10,000 – 25,000268
 25,000 – 50,0005813
 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 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 100000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 8000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 100000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance31186
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other2500
  Total 33686
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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 Meher Gandevia Billimoria
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Vinayak Kamath
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
3 Bharati Dasgupta
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Vipul Prashad Jain
 Male, President , INR 0.00,
5 Vaishali Sharma
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
6 Vivek Sarin
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
7 Shibani Jain
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
8 Javed Tapia
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
9 Bhaskar Bhattacharya
 Male, Secretary, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Meher Gandevia Billimoria She is COO at Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP).Earlier she has worked with Special Needs and ESL (English as a Second Language) students at Bangkok Patana School (The British International School in Thailand). She was also the Head of Education at the Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit working to provide children from low-income communities with a high-quality education.
2 Vinayak Kamath VinayakKamath has worked for 17 years in various companies, at leadership positions with organizations such as Kale Consultants as Senior VP - People and Processes, Genpact(formerly GE Capital) as Vice President.
3 Bharati Dasgupta Bharati Das Gupta is specialized in English Literature and Organisation and Methods. Formerly an eminent banking administrator heading Management Services at the Indian Banks Association, Mumbai, she was also, the former HR head of Kale Consultants.
4 Vipul Prashad Jain Mr. Vipul Jain has been the Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd.) since June 01,2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jain served as Managing Director at Accelya Kale Solutions Limited (Kale Consultants Ltd) since April 1, 2006 until May 31,2013. Mr. Jain is invited often to speak at international conferences by IATA. Mr. Vipul Jain is an adoptive parent, one of the Founders of CSA and is its President.
5 Vaishali Sharma Vaishali is the founding member of Agram Legal Consultants. She is a corporate lawyer with particular emphasis on merger and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, private equity, competition law, investment strategies as well as general corporate advisory matters.
6 Vivek Sarin Vivek Sarin has done his post-graduation from Jamnalal Institute of Management studies, University of Mumbai, specializing in marketing. Mr Vivek Sarin in his professional years was a joint venture partner with a US based Company Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 company dealing in products of brand identification in India and the Middle East before selling his shareholding to his partners. Presently he is involved in supporting social causes.
7 Shibani Jain Shibani Jain is a Graduate of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her Professional assignments have been with Ogilvy & Mather and Tata Interactive Services, Mumbai. She set up Craftsbridge Private Ltd., in Pune, and was its CEO until she moved to Mumbai. She set up Baaya Design in Mumbai in 2009 and is its Founder and CEO. Shibani is an adoptive parent and one of the Founders of CSA.
8 Javed Tapia Javed Tapia is the Founder of Clover Technologies and is responsible for bringing Red Hat Inc., into India by starting the subsidiary under the flagship brand name of Red Hat India Pvt. Ltd. Javed is the founder of Duke University Fuqua Alumni Club in India and a member of The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Mumbai Angels.
9 Bhaskar Bhattacharya Bhaskar Bhattacharya was a National Science Talent Scholar and graduated from IITKanpur with a Masters in Chemistry (5 year Programme). He subsequently obtained an MBA from IIMAhmedabad and made a career in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry, first with Novartis for four years, and then for almost seventeen years with US MNC Pfizer India, where he rose to become the youngest Board Member and Executive Director in the company’s history. From 2000, he moved to Oman where he spent eight years helming Bahwan Healthcare, the healthcare arm of Suhail Bahwan Holdings.
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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 2016-201717/02/201759
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201717/02/201759
Annual Report for the year 2015-201627/12/201759
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201623/09/201759
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External Reviews
1Accelya Kale Sol Ltd
2Accelya Kale Sol Ltd
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Radha now, has a Family!!
Their parents relinquished Aarti and Radha when they were just 4 and 2 years old respectively. Radha was born with Congenital Talipes Equino Varrus a physical deformity in one of her legs. She was unable to walk. There were parents who wanted to adopt Aarti but not Radha. The Central Adoption and Resource Authority, Government of India, regulates that siblings are not to be separated and must be placed in a single adoptive family. Thus the siblings remained un-adopted, resigned to life in an orphanage i.e. Jyotiba Phule Seva Trust, Sunita Gutte Shishugrah, Nanded. CSA referred Radha to Dr. Prakash Chavan an Orthopedic surgeon in Nanded, who suggested corrective surgery. Sponsored by CSA, Radha was operated on 26th January 2010. Within a couple of months Radha started walking. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. A family in Pune adopted the siblings Aarti and Radha. The family already had 3 sons-one biological and two adopted. With 2 sisters being added, the family is complete! Aarti and Radha have adapted themselves completely to their new family. Radha is already a darling to her elder brothers! For the children the rehabilitation is complete and permanent- health, nurture, education, career, relationships and inheritance is all provided for!

You can communicate with Catalysts For Social Action at
Lucy Mathews
711 & 712, Bhaveshvar Arcade Annex, Nityanand Nagar,Opposite Shreyas Cinema, LBS Marg, Ghatkopar (W)-
Mumbai - 400086,India

Or you can reach Catalysts For Social Action here
Phone : 918291890505
Fax : 91 20 24231639
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