IDEA Foundation

location: PuneMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Sponsor educational needs of a child for a year
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Reimburse the costs of 40 sessions of Art & Craft to provide livelihood to a poor girl or young woman
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Help a poor child to perform better in school through support classes
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 have education at least till secondary school level.
IDEA, Foundation for Initiatives in Development and Education for All was started by a group of social workers and social scientists in 2002, in order to adopt a holistic approach to deal with the problem of school dropout. It also has a base of an in depth research done by one of the Founder member on the topic of School Dropout.
Dr. Usha Pillai – the Co-Founder and Director has around 28 years experience in the Developmental sector. IDEA Foundation has originated from the findings of her Ph.D study on School dropouts. She says IDEA believes in a holistic approach to address issues in educating the underprivileged children as the reason/ reasons for dropping out of school or being excluded from the mainstream education are different from child to child.
Full time staff :18
Part time staff:35
Contract staff :0
Volunteers: 34
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 20104583
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 20340357
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
No. of children got financial aid for continuing schooling: 255
No. of children got academic support: 779
No. of women got vocational training: 1340
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, IDEA Foundation was awarded the Accountability and transparency award by the Guide Star India Platinum certification
In 2014, IDEA Foundation was awarded the Accountability and transparency award by the Guide Star India Platinum certification
In 2010, IDEA Foundation was awarded the Outstanding Annual Report by the CSO Partners & Credibility Alliance Outstanding Annual Report Awards-2010
In 2017, IDEA Foundation was awarded the PUNE NGO LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2017 by the The World CSR Day NGO Leadership Award
In 2011, IDEA Foundation was awarded the Social Excellence Award by the Excellence Dhyas Foundation Dhyas Social Excellence Award 2011
In 2014, Dr. Usha Pillai was awarded the Strinovention by the The Change Foundation Outstanding contribution in the field of education
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)682,197582,608221,703
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia790,724315,6241,051,794
Other donations from Indian individuals788,3911,248,1211,082,424
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia389,509303,648416,964
Other donations from foreign individuals75,78800
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)9,110,9804,273,7166,894,074
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)2,074,6752,526,8324,060,204
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts20,104,58313,883,43814,495,472
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)000
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries0041,840
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits5,565,8614,355,0381,278,501
Staff training48,40216,55022,900
Staff travel0014,999
Consultant's fees417,3610159,877
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)2,037,686739,687324,916
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,153,820653,817497,007
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits620,122294,0501,334,753
Staff training01,971849
Staff travel042,40171,924
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)585,876405,5581,969,276
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)006,132
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )8,625160,1778,427
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)26,05249,32074,559
Other non-programme expenses6,891,124190,615454,480
Total Payments20,340,35714,152,9917,687,045
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-22506/ Pune ]
2 Society [No.Mah/195/2002/Pune]
3 PAN Number:AAATF1163B
4 12-A [No.PN/CIT-1/Regn./12A(a)/111/2007-08/5918 ]
5 80G [No.PN/CIT-1/12A(a)/80G/281/2007-08/5919]
6 FCRA [No.083930539]
7 35 (1)(ii) [No.NA]
8 35 (1)(iii) [No.NA]
9 35AC [No.NA]
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 CA Satchidanand A Ranade, Partner SPJV & Co.
 C-102, Devgiri Apts.,Ganeshmala Signal, Sinhagad Road
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000224
 10,000 – 25,0003710
 25,000 – 50,000303
 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 – 10,0002
 10,000 – 25,0003
 25,000 – 50,0001
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 7332000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 39916
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 7332000
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel17372
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 17372
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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 Balakrishna Pillai
 Male, President & Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Dr Prachee Joeg
 Female, Member , INR 0.00,
3 Dr. Usha Pillai
 Female, Co-Founder & Director , INR 733,200.00,
4 Sachin Gokhale
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
5 A. G. Budhkar
 Male, Member , INR 0.00,
6 Dattatraya Waghmare
 Male, Trustee , INR 0.00,
7 Ajay Talreja
 Male, Hon. Treasurer, INR 0.00,
8 Dr. Vijay Kulkarni
 Male, Hon. Secretary, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Balakrishna Pillai Mechanical Engineer
2 Dr Prachee Joeg Psychologist
3 Dr. Usha Pillai Social Work Practitioner
4 Sachin Gokhale Chartered Accountant
5 A. G. Budhkar Finance
6 Dattatraya Waghmare Social Work Practitioner
7 Ajay Talreja IT Expert
8 Dr. Vijay Kulkarni Social Work Educator
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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 2016-201718/02/201778
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201718/02/201778
Annual Report for the year 2015-201626/08/201778
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201626/08/201778
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External Reviews
1Guide Star India
2Credibility Alliance
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Changing life through timely sponsorship support!
Akshada was attending IDEA study center in a slum when she was in primary school. The parents-the mother working as a maid servant & father working as a Gardener were struggling to meet the growing needs of three children within their limited income. Akshada being the eldest child in the family always felt insecure whether her parents will be able to continue her schooling. Akshada used to be sad when her classmates enjoy many facilities like school picnic, new school bag, and when her class teacher repeatedly reminded her to pay the school fees. Knowing the family very well, her case was selected by IDEA social worker for sponsorship support. She is under our sponsorship programme since 2010. Akashada is now 15 years old and studying in Grade 10. Apart from meeting her scholastic needs, she got opportunities to attend various co-curricular activities for her development and above all, individual guidance from the social worker. Akshada and her family utilised the sponsorship aid properly. In Grade 9 she secured 84 percent. She is a very hardworking and sincere wants to be independent. She also attended a spoken English class recently. Her fear in her mind about her future has disappeared; due to this she is very confident now.
 A budding entrepreneur in a slum.
Coming from a poor family, Savita could study only up to Grade 12 before marriage. She is married to a vegetable vendor and has a young daughter. She was fully occupied in household duties in her joint family. Her need to have an income of her own brought her to IDEA Art & Craft class. In the Art & Craft class we, initially, introduce various options so that the beneficiaries can select items based on their interest & learn more from the instructor. Savita learnt many skills like making artificial jewelry, woven handbags with paper, glass painting, greeting cards etc. Savita attended the class twice weekly for around 4 months. Her talent in making these art & craft items was clearly evident from the fine products she used to make. Savita uses her skill in art & craft in making various items by weaving paper like hand bags, pen stands, jewelry with paper quelling & fabric painting which are her master pieces. Apart from earning a small but regular income, the family also saves a lot of money in purchasing gifts as Savita makes the gifts by herself. Savita is now interested to develop her business.
 Mangal on the path of progress
Mangal is a first generation learner in her family. Her parents are illiterate and work as labourers. As her parents were illiterate they were unable to guide her in studies and neither could they afford tuition classes. Her parents made her elder sister Laxmi aged 15 years, drop out of school as she failed a few times in Grade 5 and compelled her to work as a maidservant. Laxmi became a drop out just because she could not cope with the studies. We came in touch with the family during a survey in their slum. We identified Mangal as a proactive initiative to prevent her from being a school dropout. She started attending IDEA study center since Grade 3. Now she is in Grade 7. Initially a lot of motivation was required to improve her attendance. Her performance especially in Mathematics was poor. She was unable to recognize shapes, do multiplication sums etc Slowly Mangal started developing an interest in various co-curricular activities conducted at the centre. She got opportunities to learn art and craft, participated in field visits, camps etc. With individual guidance by the teacher and different educational games conducted in the class, Mangal started improving in Mathematics. Along with this her Marathi reading and writing skills have also improved. She takes interest in learning English too. She participated in the Math exhibition and presented it well. Her confidence and leadership qualities have increased. She aims to be a teacher in her life.

You can communicate with IDEA Foundation at
Dr. Usha Pillai
Flat no 10, Fountain Head, Opp. Sangam Press, Kothrud.-
Pune - 411029,India

Or you can reach IDEA Foundation here
Phone : 91 9890119732
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