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West Bengal Community Foundation

Station Road
Burdwan District, West Bengal 713359
India

Mission

To re-establish philanthropy as a way of life in Indian society; to promote a philanthropy movement in the country which encourages organized, informed, effective and regular giving of time, talent and other resources to meet important societal needs; to secure and maintain an environment conducive to philanthropy by increasing awareness and appreciation of its role by people, corporations and the state

Most Meaningful Change

Many children are now attending school for the first time.

2010 Year Founded

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Top Programmatic Priorities
Population Area Served

91,347,736

Identifying Information
OrganizationWest Bengal Community Foundation
Address 1Station Road
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownBurdwan District
State / RegionWest Bengal
ZIP / Postal Code713359
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 98114 27524
Emailmoijuddin@gmail.com
Websitewww.westbengalcf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Moijuddin Ansari, Director
Primary Contact’s NameMoijuddin Ansari
Primary Contact’s PositionDirector
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2010
Mission StatementTo re-establish philanthropy as a way of life in Indian society; to promote a philanthropy movement in the country which encourages organized, informed, effective and regular giving of time, talent and other resources to meet important societal needs; to secure and maintain an environment conducive to philanthropy by increasing awareness and appreciation of its role by people, corporations and the state
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced91,347,736
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)16
Total Board Members7
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$2,500
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$2,500
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 YearsSignificant improvement
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 a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed a slight role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a slight role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyFair amount of time
RegionallyVery little time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingNot 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 endowmentCentrally important
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 annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLot
Human and social servicesLot
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLittle
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLittle
Information technologyFair amount
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenFair amount
WaterLittle
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefLittle
Advocacy with authoritiesFair amount
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesRarely
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsOccasionally
Providing space for local organizationsOccasionally
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingRarely
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much better
CrimeGetting much better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting much better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting much better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting much better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting much better
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting much better
Value of community assetsGetting much better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting much better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting much better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting much better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much 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 authoritiesSome important achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesSome important achievements
Value of community assetsSome important 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 problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equitySome important achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentLot
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
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 peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersVery important
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 YearsMany children are now attending school for the first time.
 

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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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