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Sainik Foundation

6090-B8 Vasant Kunj 
New Delhi, Delhi 110070
India

Mission

To undertake rural development and capacity building of rural communities to promote and strengthen self-reliance; to seed, promote and consolidate community foundation structures at the village level

Most Meaningful Change

From its inception, our foundation has experimented with grassroots development structures at the village level so that communities can become stakeholders in upgrading their quality of life. We evolved small autonomous development cells funded through various sources such as village treasuries. This concept was refined and consolidated once we received a small grant from the Global Fund for Community Foundations. Fourteen small treasuries were registered, generating an entirely new perspective for local self-governance with complete control by community choice of objectives for development and implementation.

1997 Year Founded

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Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

50,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationSainik Foundation
Address 16090-B8 Vasant Kunj 
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownNew Delhi
State / RegionDelhi
ZIP / Postal Code110070
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
Phone91-011-26891513
Emailgs@sainiksangh.org
Websitewww.sainiksangh.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Lt Gen GS GREWAL PVSM, President
Primary Contact’s NameAPS Chauhan
Primary Contact’s PositionVice President
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1997
Mission StatementTo undertake rural development and capacity building of rural communities to promote and strengthen self-reliance; to seed, promote and consolidate community foundation structures at the village level
Organization DescriptionOther non profit
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced50,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)Did not answer
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
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 YearsStayed about the same
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsDid not answer
Grassroots activismPlayed an important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a centrally important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyNone
NationallyNone
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingN/A
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 equityN/A
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 cultureLittle
EducationLittle
EnvironmentLot
HealthNot at all
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsNot at all
International relationsNot at all
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLittle
WaterLot
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffNever
ResearchNever
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentDid not answer
InternshipsNever
Providing space for local organizationsNever
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting worse
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting much worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting worse
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting worse
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 problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityNo change
Gender equityNo change
Charitable giving through the community foundationNo change
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyA few small achievements
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communityA few small achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesDo not work in this sphere
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesDo not work in this sphere
Value of community assetsDo not work in this sphere
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingDo not work in this sphere
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLot
National governmentLot
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLot
BusinessesN/A
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 foundationN/A
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 doesYes
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 peopleNo
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 environmentN/A
More volunteersN/A
Access to advice or technical assistanceN/A
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsFrom its inception, our foundation has experimented with grassroots development structures at the village level so that communities can become stakeholders in upgrading their quality of life. We evolved small autonomous development cells funded through various sources such as village treasuries. This concept was refined and consolidated once we received a small grant from the Global Fund for Community Foundations. Fourteen small treasuries were registered, generating an entirely new perspective for local self-governance with complete control by community choice of objectives for development and implementation.
 

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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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