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Last Updated on August 5, 2020

Operation in state

  • Pan India
 

Thematic Areas

  • Agriculture,food and nutrition
  • Community Development
  • Cross-sectoral/Others
  • Disability or specially-abled related
  • Education and Employment
  • Energy, Environment and Climate Change
  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights
  • Livelihoods
  • Microfinance
  • Social Enterprise
  • Technology
  • Waste and Recycling
  • Women and Gender
 
 

Tax Compliance Eligibility

  • 80G (for 50% tax benefits)
  • 12 A (Tax exemption for NGO income)
  • FCRA (Eligible for international funding)
  • Organization Registration Certificate
 
 

Disha Foundation

Verified Organization

Established In 2002


Flat No 27, Saileela Tower , Near Racca Green Square, Hanumanwadi, Panchvati , Nashik , Maharashtra , 422003

About the organization

 

Disha Foundation is a registered non-profit or non-governmental organization (NGO) with its headquarters in Nashik, Maharashtra. Disha Foundation was established in 2002 to address the specific issue of seasonal labour migration. Dr. Anjali Borhade (Founder and Managing Trustee) initiated and continued Disha along with other trustee members with mission to support seasonal migration in Nasik region, as Nasik is important destination for tribal and non-tribal labour migrants, and it was most crucial to intervene and advocate in favour of migrants to increase the positive outcome of seasonal migration.

 

Over past almost 2 decades, Disha expanded its work to cover various aspects of migration issue at state and national level. Ranging from health, livelihood, social security, skill training and job linkages, legal support, policy advocacy – the journey has been long for Disha Foundation. However, during this time Disha has covered a lot of ground in all the above areas. Predominantly, Disha has made major strides in the area of policy advocacy where Disha has worked and continues to work, on multiple occasions with multiple Union Ministries and multiple state governments.

  

With a focus on working with the government in terms of policy advocacy, Disha has been a pioneer NGO in multiple areas of health, migration and tribal development. Throughout, Disha Foundation has worked with a mission to provide marginalized communities an environment conducive to their sustainable development, to improve the quality of their living arrangements, and to offer them opportunities to become more productive citizens of society.

  

Disha’s increasing focus has been on creating digital and sustainable solutions in many areas of its interest. Disha also plans to scale up many of its ongoing interventions to the level of social businesses to continue providing uninterrupted support to the underprivileged sections of the society. Many of its recent innovations have been with this understanding including one of the first mobile apps for migrant and daily wage workers especially to support them after the Covid19 pandemic.

 

Disha has continued to remain exceptionally active during the Covid19 lockdown and later period with regards to the support provided to migrant workers. Starting with food and food ration distribution on ground in multiple states, to creating guidelines for migrants shelters, to providing psychological counselling to migrant workers to arranging their transfer to their original homes, creating migrant data collection repository with a Union Ministry – Disha has been working incessantly to improve the plight of migrant workers during the ongoing Covid19 pandemic in partnership with local, state and central governments.


Currently, Disha works or has capacity to work in all states of India, has many NGO partners in all states of India, works with large national and international donors and funders, and has interests and capabilities in a broad range of issues related to the most burning problems in the society. Disha is a growing organization with more than 40 staff and plans to continue its welfare and philanthropic work for decades to come.

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Special features of the organization

Led by a well-qualified person passionate about the areas of Disha’s work – Dr. Anjali Borhade is a PhD from Oxford University in addition to MPH from Tulane University and MSW from Pune University. As a Founder Trustee she has been passionate about the issue of labour migration and is dedicated towards working on this. In addition, she has increasingly advanced qualifications in public health and is also a WHO Advisor for the South Asia Region on migration and refugee health.
Almost 2 decades of increasing organizational experience in areas of labour migration, livelihood, public health, policy advocacy
Strong ties with government – both with multiple Union Ministries and with state governments of multiple states – driven by belief that real change is possible by working with government and not through activism against the government
Pioneering work in many areas of Public health, livelihood Migration, Legal support of labourers and digital innovations for workers
Strong internal systems and SOPs which enables Disha to work with large teams in diverse geographies
Strong financial systems, internal audits and good reporting systems which enables Disha to handle large grants and funding from diverse national and international sources
Futuristic, solution-oriented ethos which enables Disha Foundation to create and implement interventions that will provide long-lasting solutions to some of the most difficult problems of the society
  • Almost 2 decades of increasing organizational experience in areas of labour migration, livelihood, public health, policy advocacy
  • Strong ties with government – both with multiple Union Ministries and with state governments of multiple states – driven by belief that real change is possible by working with government and not through activism against the government
  • Pioneering work in many areas of Public health, livelihood Migration, Legal support of labourers and digital innovations for workers
  • Strong internal systems and SOPs which enables Disha to work with large teams in diverse geographies
  • Strong financial systems, internal audits and good reporting systems which enables Disha to handle large grants and funding from diverse national and international sources
  • Futuristic, solution-oriented ethos which enables Disha Foundation to create and implement interventions that will provide long-lasting solutions to some of the most difficult problems of the society
 

Why should a corporate partner with organization?

  • Presence of a strong team led by a well-qualified, passionate leader: Disha has approximately 40 people working with us across various geographies in India. In addition, Disha has NGO partners in almost all states of India and can arrange resources on demand whenever required.
  • Ability to work in diverse range of issues: from labour migration, livelihood support for urban and rural poor, skill training and job support, public health, financial inclusion, legal support for poor, social enterprise, environmental issues such as waste management, climate change, policy and advocacy with government on social development and health, tribal development etc.
  • Almost 2 decades of experience of working with multiple partners, donors and funders both in private sector and government. Many of our funders are long-term funders who have repeatedly supported many programs for multiple years.
  • Strong ties with government at central level with multiple Union Ministries and with departments and ministries in multiple states of India enables Disha Foundation to work effectively on ground in multiple states and also to support multiple policy advocacy initiatives
  • Ability to work in any state of India with the help of teams, NGO partners, state and local governments make Disha Foundation a truly national NGO
  • Strong capabilities of data analysis, documentation, reporting and creating intellectual outcomes of projects in conjunction with strong belief and ability of monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Attitude and capability of creating and capturing long term impact in our areas of interest: Disha Foundation has created and run an entire model of support for migrant workers in Nashik for many years and has seen consistent results due to it. Based on this work Disha launched a mobile app for migrant workers named ShramGaurav along with helpline, where the model for migrant support has been converted into a digital platform
  • Ease of working with national and international partners and funders: Many projects of Disha Foundation supported by CSR has involved international partners such as in Europe and USA. The team at Disha Foundation is equally comfortable in working with national and international partners.

 

Chief Functionary

Name :  
Dr. Anjali Borhade
 
Designation :  
Managing Trustee
 
Email :  
banjali@gmail.com
 
 

Contact

Name :  
Dr. Anjali Borhade
 
Designation :  
Managing Trustee
 
Email 1 :  
foundation.disha@gmail.com
 
Phone :  
02532629939
 
 

CSR projects of organization

Migration Information and Resource Centers (MIRCs)
Project Type: CSR
Disha Foundation (NGO specialized in labor migration, research and policy) has been working to devel....
 
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Status of Tribal Migration in 12 States of India
Project Type: Government
This research study was conducted in 12 states of India, comprising of source states – Odisha,....
 
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Advocacy Campaign-Reduction of Trans-fat & Hypertension in India
Project Type: Donor funded
This project was for creating an advocacy campaign to reduce one of the most common risk factors of ....
 
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Cancer Awareness and Prevention Campaign
Project Type: CSR
Disha Foundation worked in partnership with Discovering Hands and Bayer Foundation (2015-17) on pilo....
 
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