SOS Children’s Villages of India has been a strong advocate of the concerns, rights, and needs of parentless and abandoned children in the country for the last five decades and the organization’s high standards of accountability and transparency are reflected through the clear distribution of funds it receives from its donors, friends and corporate partners.
How is the money spent?
35% - Integrated Education Support
28% - Child Family Expenses
19% - Administrative Expenses
18% - Health and Nutrition
All these years, our work has been supported extensively by donations from abroad. With the recession in Europe and the USA, the foreign donations are on the decline. Since we are a self-implementing NGO unlike other large NGOs and we provide long term care to abandoned children over a period of 24 years, we need sustained support.
Even today, more than 60% of our project cost is still met by the donations from our overseas friends. To simply sustain our current level of work, to simply manage the 6700 children who live in our children’s villages across India, we are in need of support, not a one-time donation, but a sustained support.
With effect from 1st April 2017, all Donations to SOS India are 50% Income Tax Exempt under Section 80G(5) (IV) of Income Tax Act 1961 Vide Notification No. DIT (E) 2007-2008/S-4309/588 Dt : 18-6-2007 Valid from 1-4-2007