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We have identified the following institutions that are functioning very well and that the people behind these institutions are lifetime devotees of their cause.

Maharogi Seva Samiti - Baba Amte

Established in 1949 by the great humanist Baba Amte, the organization started with the objective of providing leprosy patients humanitarian relief, medical treatment, training and rehabilitation. Today it also caters to the needs of the physically handicapped, visually challenged, deaf & mute, destitute children, senior citizens &
  primitive tribes of the Madia Gond community. Their motto is “Give them a chance, not charity”.
  Parivaar Education Society
Parivaar is chiefly working for total care and overall development of homeless children. Parivaar Ashram is essentially a community of children and Resident workers whose only aim is to love and serve the children as their younger brothers and sisters.
  Shraddha Rehabilitation Foundation.
Shraddha was founded by a psychiatrist couple, Drs. Smitha and Bharat Vatwani, in 1988 to take care of the mentally ill schizophrenics wandering the streets of India and then reuniting them with their families. Shraddha provides food, shelter, psychiatric help to the mentally ill and has reunited over 8,000 such wandering individuals with their families. For these efforts, Dr Bharat Vatwani received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2018.
  SRIJAN/Buddha Fellowship
SRIJAN’s mission is to empower the rural communities, especially the women, and make them self-reliant. To scale its reach, SRIJAN launched a special initiative – the Buddha Fellowship Program. The Fellowship seeks to mentor 1,000 talented youth from premier institutions (including IITs and IIMs) to become Development Entrepreneurs – to accelerate the economical upliftment of poor rural population in India.
Unnati was launched with the core objective of making the socially underprivileged & economically backward youth 'job-ready' and place them in jobs of the organized sector. The target youth, boys and girls, are those who may not have had formal education/not studied beyond 10th or 12th standard and have no inclination to study further. This program is implemented through a 70 day free vocational training. Unnati imparts rigorous training in chosen vocations along with Soft and Life skills, Values, Spoken English and Computers.
  Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch (VSSM)
Vicharta Samuday Samarthan Manch (VSSM) has been working with Nomadic (Banjaras)and De-Notified and deprived communities of Gujarat for their social, financial, academic upliftment since last 2010. Their objective is to empower these marginalized communities in Gujarat and enable them to live a dignified life. The organization works in 18 districts of Gujarat and has impacted the lives of over 375,000 nomads.. VSSM also works towards environment conservation in Banaskantha by conducting activities such as lake de-silting and tree plantation.
  Snehalaya - Ahmednagar
Snehalaya is an outstanding example of how youth in the country can make a difference in the lives of the poorest & the most neglected segments of society. Established in 1989, this organization focuses on women and children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
  Mahan Trust
Mahan is the only organization dedicated to providing medical facilities to tribal population of Melghat. Melghat is a hilly forest area in the Satpuda mountain ranges, where medical facilities are grossly inadequate (Doctor Patient ratio is one doctor per 10,000 people). The project is mainly managed by a young dedicated Dr. couple – Dr. Ashish Satav (MD-Medicine) and his wife Dr. Kavita Satav (M.S.-Optholmology).
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the ant works directly in villages and furthering the pace of development in the areas of Lower Assam in the north eastern region of India, an area frequently targeted by the separatist and extremists. At another level, it works to build up the voluntary sector in the northeast region.
  Samaj Pragati Sahayog
SPS was founded by a dedicated group of professionals - scientists & experts in different disciplines, who about 20 years ago, gave up lucrative careers to live with the poorest of the poor, the most marginalized, oppressed and exploited tribal communities of India. SPS believes that location-specific watershed development combined with low-cost, low-risk agriculture, other nature-based livelihoods and women-led micro finance, can dramatically raise rural incomes, providing an enduring panacea to the suicide-ridden drylands.
  Atmashakti Trust
Atmashakti which means 'strength of the soul' is working with 300,000 families in Orissa (now Odisha) who are mainly from tribal and dalit communities. Atmashakti's mission is to enable these underprivileged families to access their entitlements from the government and bring them out of poverty and stop migration.
  Samaritan Help Mission
Started by 32 year youth, Mamoon Akhtar, a librarian affected by polio in his left hand. He started the mission with few of his friends, who were all slum dwellers, in 1999 with the motto HELP PEOPLE ON NEED NOT ON CREED to save the slum children from falling prey to the drug mafia.
PRAYAS’ is an institution dedicated to work for the marginal sections of community, to provide them proper develop mental opportunities & try to relieve some of their pains. Prayas believes that equilibrium in all four dimensions of health – Physical, Mental, Social & Spiritual, is an essential prerequisite for actualization of innate human potential and the contentedness in life. Dr. Avinash Saoji regularly conducts free camps all over Maharashtra and trains people in the Art of Holistic Living.
HEALTH & CARE FOUNDATION (formerly the Polio Foundation) runs a charitable hospital in Ahmedabad, India with units for Pediatric Orthopedics, Scoliosis, Screening of breast & Cervical Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Diabetes, Juvenile diabetes, Ophthalmology, etc. Appreciating the dedication and service to the needy patients, the state government has declared the hospital as District's Early Intervention Center for treatment of congenital birth defects for 0 to 18 years of children. HCF also arranges outreach screening camps in rural areas to reach out to the rural population. On an average they serve more than 100,000 patients per year in the hospital by OPDs and conduct around 8,000 Surgeries in a year - mostly for congenital Birth defects.
  Sri Badrika Ashram Youth Scholarship and Mentorship Program
Sri Badrika Ashram Scholarship and Mentorship Program provides scholarships for quality undergraduate education and professional mentorship for need and merit-based students from rural Himachal Pradesh. This can help reduce the high dropout rate for undergraduate education. In 2021-22, the scheme funded 92 such students, and 78% of them were girl students. The scheme targets to provide support to 3000 students/year within 5 years.
  Center for Collective Development
Center for Collective Development (CCD) was set up in 2004 to replicate the AMUL model in the agriculture, non-dairy sector. It works with over 42,000 farmers in the states of AP, Telangana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. Incomes of small famers has gone up significantly through collectivization into Cooperatives, processing, value addition, better marketing, reduction of agriculture input costs, adoption of sustainable and organic methods of agriculture, and water conservation. The farmer Federation in Adilabad, Telangana has received a National Award for best Farmer Federation. The Federation in Anantapur, AP was given an Award for Excellence by Flipkart because it has consistently provided high quality products to them on time.

CCD has also launched a brand called Farmveda. It offers healthy, nutritious, preservative free foods including ready to eat and ready to cook items. The profits are shared with the small farmers. With over 100 million such farmers in India, the need is huge and so could be the impact of CCD's work.