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Nirnaya

Sardar Patel Road, Flat 11, Deepthi Apartments
Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh 500003
India

Mission

To invest in gender equity, by building the economic and social capacities of marginalized women, through fundraising and grantmaking imperatives

Most Meaningful Change

In the Kelamangalam and Thaly blocks of Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu, women members of the local Panchayati Raj institutions have successfully managed to claim about 1,178 community certificates, 119 old-age pensions, 141 ration cards, 214 house site pattas, 51 birth certificates, 40 voter identity cards and 34 family cards, as well as establish eight ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) centers, 15 new houses, a school compound wall, a burial ground and concrete roads. This is no mean achievement, for it reflects the growing awareness, capacity and willingness of Irula women to interact with government agencies, tackle red tape and take a stand for their rights as equal citizens of this country.

1998 Year Founded
$65,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

10,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationNirnaya
Address 1Sardar Patel Road, Flat 11, Deepthi Apartments
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownSecunderabad
State / RegionAndhra Pradesh
ZIP / Postal Code500003
CountryIndia
ContinentAsia
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone914027805089
Emailinfo@nirnaya.org
Websitewww.nirnaya.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Nisha Khan, Director Resource Mobilisation
Primary Contact’s NameSangeetha Pearl
Primary Contact’s PositionProgramme Coordinator - Grants
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1998
Mission StatementTo invest in gender equity, by building the economic and social capacities of marginalized women, through fundraising and grantmaking imperatives
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced10,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)15
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Board Members9
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$167,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$167,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$65,000
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 YearsDeclined
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed an important 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 a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyLots of time
NationallyLots of time
InternationallyFair amount of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
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 cultureDid not answer
EducationLot
EnvironmentDid not answer
HealthDid not answer
Human and social servicesDid not answer
Human rightsLot
International relationsDid not answer
ReligionDid not answer
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingDid not answer
ChildrenDid not answer
WaterDid not answer
Alternative energyDid not answer
Disaster reliefDid not answer
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingDid not answer
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOften
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyDid not answer
Loaned staffDid not answer
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much worse
CrimeGetting much worse
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting worse
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting worse
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
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeSome important achievements
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesA few small achievements
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityA few small achievements
Gender equityA few small achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingA few small achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensLittle
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesLittle
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
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 doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearNo
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesImportant
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsIn the Kelamangalam and Thaly blocks of Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu, women members of the local Panchayati Raj institutions have successfully managed to claim about 1,178 community certificates, 119 old-age pensions, 141 ration cards, 214 house site pattas, 51 birth certificates, 40 voter identity cards and 34 family cards, as well as establish eight ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) centers, 15 new houses, a school compound wall, a burial ground and concrete roads. This is no mean achievement, for it reflects the growing awareness, capacity and willingness of Irula women to interact with government agencies, tackle red tape and take a stand for their rights as equal citizens of this country.
 

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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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