Catalysts For Social Action

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Help to construct a toilet/ bathroom at an orphanage
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor a three-month vocational training for a batch of 15 destitute adolescent
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Bring joy to about 50 orphans by funding their recreational activities
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help educate an orphan in an English medium school for three months
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide a hygiene kit for 10 orphan children
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Provide supplementary nutrition for 5 orphan children for one month
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Make an Orphan child feel loved & cared for by sponsoring a dress & a pair of footwear
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
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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 No longer open fields for answering Nature’s Call
Jasoda Anathalaya, an orphanage in Kalahandi, Orissa had about 50 inmates- children ranging from newborns to 17 year-olds. Both the girls and boys would use the open fields for their ablutions going out in small groups hiding their faces –ostrich like, to avoid passers-by. CSA constructed a toilet for the girls and repaired a dilapidated one that existed and made it usable for the boys. CSA also, created additional living spaces for them segregating the boys from the girls. One needs to talk to the children for them to explain their joy. Rarely has any initiative been so well appreciated as this one!
 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!
 Sujit becomes a contributing member of society!
Sujit was only 3 yrs. old when his father died; then when he was 12, his mother too passed away. Sujit reached the orphanage. (District probation and after care association Boys Observation home Shivaji Nagar Pune, Maharashtra). He was so shattered he refused to participate in any activity. He had lost interest in his studies too. CSA got Sujit registered into Grade 8 at the coaching class supported by us in the orphanage premises. He gradually started performing well in the academics. In due course CSA sponsored Sujit to a programme in Computer Applications Sujit eventually passed his Grade 10 exams with a first class (61%) marks. He completed course of Foundry Man with (68%). Moreover, he also started mingling with the peers. CSA sponsored him for all the educational expenses throughout. He completed the computer programme and assisted by CSA he obtained the MS-CIT certification.
 Towards Family-like care
Orphaned children from remote orphanages in Orissa usually go to Govt. schools. They have no back up support as children in families have from their parents. In most cases the learning is poor and children tend to drop out when in the higher classes they are unable to cope with the learning pressures. Maria is one of several orphans in the Orissa Children’s Orphanage, Orissa. She lived a deprived life with only the bare necessities of food clothing and shelter. She went to a local Oriya school. Maria was admitted to the Cambridge High School (ICSE), one that children from good families in Bhubaneswar attend. She was admitted into the nursery class and supported with the school fees, transportation, lunch/tiffin, uniform, books, shoes etc. CSA also arranged back up tuitions for her in the orphanage providing a substitute for parental support that a child gets at home. Maria has fared remarkably well. She stood first in her class and is appreciated as a bright and intelligent child. Her reports are encouraging.
 Kaushalya: journey to self-sufficiency
Kaushalya was 14 when she came to the Observation Home for Girls at Nana Peth, Pune. Originally from Orissa, she had immense difficulties in adjusting with the inmates and staff of the home. It was difficult for her to make friends because she could neither speak nor even understand Marathi or Hindi. Also, she was an introvert and found it difficult to mingle. CSA representatives amongst others got Kaushalya to interact with them urging her to open up. They found that she was bright and quick at picking up skills. She soon learnt to speak the local language, made friends and showed skills in Drawing, Decoration and Sewing. Kaushalya now, attends school. She makes artifacts out of old clothes and attends CSA sponsored tailoring classes. Kaushalya feels more addressed than she ever was in her life. Her friends who now, seek her company accept her. There is a tremendous change in her personality and she looks poised to be able to look after herself when at 18, she will need to establish her own identity.
 Celebrate the Fruit of the season
Most institutionalized children do not have the opportunity to taste the seasonal fruit-the mango, watermelon or even common orange. If at all they do, it is doled to them like everything else that they receive- always like alms! CSA have felt the need to give them some of the little pleasures of life. CSA organize several functions round the year centering on the fruit of the season. On an identified day (if possible to synchronize with a festival), CSA assemble get together for children from across agencies/orphanages. It is a day of fun and frolic. They wash, clean, cut and distribute the fruit themselves. They enjoy themselves dancing, eating good food, and wearing clean clothes/shoes. It is also, the day when their teachers/orphanage staff mingles with them. With the fun activity, a creative session was organized; material was provided. The most notable impact is that the children open up completely and have fun. No one is watching them or hauling them up for making mistakes. They feel wanted; they are a team- sharing the same fortunes, and they feel like normal kids! For those watching, the difference is visible and heartening.
 Poor vision led to poor performance
Ashwini is a small girl with normal body structure among 110 inmates from observation home for girls. She is 11 yrs. old girl. According to her teachers she is an average student. She had difficulty in reading books and her eyes watered due to the strain. During the health check up held by CSA, it was revealed that Ashwini has poor vision. This was one reason she used to feel lazy to read and write, because of which her studies were hampered. She did not realize the reason behind her poor performance in studies was her vision. CSA referred Ashwini to eye specialist and after her general check up, who suggested that she is in need of spectacles urgently. CSA made arrangements for Ashwini to get the appropriate spectacles. Within a couple of months Ashwini started reading and writing with interest and showed improved performance in her academics year. She was soon, a normal kid and as playful and mischievous. Ashwini now has learned that every organ in her body is very important and that she has to take care of her to maintain good health. She is using the personal kit provided by us and is very conscious about the cleanliness. She is now helping other girl inmates to use the personal hygiene kit.

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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