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Foundation for Social Transformation: Enabling North East India

House No.1. J. N. Borooah Lane, Jorpukhuri
Uzanbazar,Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam 781001
India

Mission

To invest in, support and promote the region’s abundant human, natural, cultural and creative resources; to enable communities of the region to be owners of development processes; to promote and support rights-based approaches and gender equality; to channel youth energies and potential through creative activities to bring about constructive social transformation

Most Meaningful Change

FST has created a group of emerging women leaders from conflict zones in North East India. The women have been given constant support in gaining livelihood skills as well as comprehensive training on rights and entitlements so that they can become both socially and economically independent. FST has also played a key role in bringing together youths of the region into an equal platform through a Youth Collective, where the young citizens discuss their pressing questions, taboos and are learning to be leaders for positive change.

2005 Year Founded
$149,831 Total Annual Grantmaking
Identifying Information
OrganizationFoundation for Social Transformation: Enabling North East India
Address 1House No.1. J. N. Borooah Lane, Jorpukhuri
Address 2Uzanbazar,Guwahati
City / TownGuwahati
State / RegionAssam
ZIP / Postal Code781001
CountryIndia
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Assam
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)781001
Map Country (If Different)India
Phone91 9435553373
Emailfstnortheast@gmail.com
Websitewww.fstindia.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameRitupon Gogoi
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2005
Mission StatementTo invest in, support and promote the region’s abundant human, natural, cultural and creative resources; to enable communities of the region to be owners of development processes; to promote and support rights-based approaches and gender equality; to channel youth energies and potential through creative activities to bring about constructive social transformation
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionNA
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced50,000,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)8
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members11
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$102,642
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$64,527
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$149,831
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsNo role
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed an important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a centrally important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLot
EducationLot
EnvironmentLot
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLot
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterFair amount
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLot
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyNever
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyNo change
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyDo not work in this sphere
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesSome important achievements
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityMuch achievement
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsMuch achievement
Networks and links between different parts of the communityMuch achievement
Gender equityMuch achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherGovernment help
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsFST has created a group of emerging women leaders from conflict zones in North East India. The women have been given constant support in gaining livelihood skills as well as comprehensive training on rights and entitlements so that they can become both socially and economically independent. FST has also played a key role in bringing together youths of the region into an equal platform through a Youth Collective, where the young citizens discuss their pressing questions, taboos and are learning to be leaders for positive change.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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