NGO, Charity Organizations in Karnataka

NGO stands for Non-Governmental Organization, which basically translates to things work in these organizations.

The best thing one can do in this world is to give back to the society. We would like to bring to your attention all charitable organizations and NGOs in Karnataka. Some of them don’t directly fall into this category but they allow you to sponsor some of their activities.

We have included the names of national and international organizations that operate in Karnataka.

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  • Aata Odanaata – A Sports NGO Author-Rajani Radhakrishnan
  • Animal Lovers
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health care/ Hospitals
  • Children Related
    • Dream A Dream – We are committed to protect, empower and integrate vulnerable children within communities and to enhance public awareness around children’s needs and issues.
    • Kilikile – which in Kannada means the warbling laughter of a child – is a registered Trust, formed by parents of children with special needs, driven by volunteers and supported by professionals, that aims to create inclusive play spaces that will be accessible to all children, regardless of their ability. Kilikile operates in few parks in Bangalore.
    • Operation Shanti – We help the poorest and neediest children and elderly, and the forgotten destitute, with the basic human needs: food, shelter, medical services and educational assistance. As we believe that every human can and should stand on his/her own, we are there to help the destitute begin to help themselves. We are based in Mysore.
    • Lovedale Foundation
      We take orphaned and abandoned children under our wing and look after their welfare and development including quality education. Lovedale Foundation is home to disadvantaged children from all over India. We provide nourishment, clothing and shelter. Moreover, we impart quality education and training in life skills to children.
    • Mathruchhaya – meaning “ protective shade of mother”, was started in the year 1965. We find home for orphaned children.
  • Consumer Forums
    1. Grahak Shakti, Bangalore [Email: grahakshakti@rediffmail.com]
      About Us: We are a Voluntary, non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian Consumer Organisation working in the interest of Consumers. We believe in creating awareness, education, empowerment of Consumers. We also guide Consumers to assert their rights and seek remedy through proper forums such as the Ombudsman’s and various other mechanisms including the Consumer Courts(Forums).
    2. Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Cavery Bhavan, K.G. Road Bangalore – 560001
  • Senior Citizens
    • Nightingales Elders Enrichment Center
      Phone: (080) 2334-2929, 4124-4017Founded in the year 1996 by Dr Radha S Murthy has set up a Medical Trust to help and support to the elders who are physically and emotionally weak. Their office is located in RT Nagar with 150 medical and Paramedical personnel. It offers qualified and experienced doctors, paramedics and nurses on call 24/7.
      Nightingale Medical Trust (NMT) is a non – governmental charitable organization tailored to provide easily accessible, affordable services to meet the physical, emotional, economic and social requirement of the elderly. Under NMT she has kicked off a day care center for the elderly – first of its kind in the country.NMT joined hands with the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to establish a similar facility for those from underprivileged backgrounds -Sandhya Kirana, here from mid-day meals to income generating schemes the financially disadvantaged started various economic initiatives for the aged belonging to all economic classes. Dr Radha also started an elders helpline a joint effort by NMT and Bangalore City Police. The toll free number 1090 is dedicated to help elders in distress has a team of committed social workers, counselors, legal professionals and police working behind it.The group caters to age group between 65 to 95 years. The government has authorized NMT to issue ID-cards to senior citizens above 60 years of age, which would guarantee them various benefits at hospitals, labs, medical stores and transport facilities.
      Sandhya Kirana
      Phone: (080) 4124-2448, 4124-8440
      Elder’s Helpline:1090 or Office of additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic)
      Phone: (080) 2294-3226
    • Operation Shanti – We help the poorest and neediest children and elderly, and the forgotten destitute, with the basic human needs: food, shelter, medical services and educational assistance. As we believe that every human can and should stand on his/her own, we are there to help the destitute begin to help themselves. We are based in Mysore.
    • Sridhama—Mysore (A Home for the senior citizens) OLD AGE CARE “The fear of old age is not the fear of death, but the fear of living”. There was a time when old persons’ care was a well acknowledged responsibility of those living under a single roof and not a debatable issue. But, rapidly changing family and social systems & values, have turned this into a major social challenge today.
  • ASHA – projects in Karnataka. They have a very cool donation program.
  • Charities Aid Foundation India (CAF)
  • Foundation for Action Motivation and Empowerment – FAME
  • Global Citizens for Sustainable DevelopmentGlobal Citizens for Sustainable Development’s mission is to empower youth, women and men to bring about lasting, positive change in their own communities.We work in; Ecologically Responsible Rural Development, Education, Youth Leadership and Empowerment, International Workshops and Networking on Civil and Environmental Issues.GCSD’s flagship project is the “Vedike Eco School’; a ‘green’ school for underprivileged children, with principles of sustainability underpinning the school’s design, construction, operations and curriculum. Vedike will provide a nurturing environment for needy children to learn and grow, in a setting of ecological responsibility.
  • Ideas for Governance – To compile ideas for use by government bodies for improving quality of life for all citizens
  • Infosys Foundation
  • Mukta Foundation a social service organization that brings good people and good causes together, stands on the power of volunteering.
  • National Association for the Blind (NAB) is a non-govt., non-profit, voluntary organisation that focuses on the socio-economic rehabilitation of the visually handicapped. A one-of-a-kind org., NAB provides the infrastructure as well as wide range of projects & services for the general welfare, education, training & placement of the visually handicapped.
  • NESA (New Entity for Social Action) – works to secure life with dignity among Dalits, Adivasis and other vulnerable communities in India.
  • R.K. Foundation – acts as a medium between the needy and the prospective Philanthopists, in the areas of Education, health, Clothing, Nutrition, Rural Development, Woman & Child care.
  • Rifaa – Home for the girl child
    Phone: +91-80-25444671/ 25464228
    Rifaa is a shelter for girls belonging to separated parents, alcoholic fathers, unfairly divorced mothers fugitive kids or battered girl children, working as domestic maids. Rifaa in Urdu means welfare and with the home containing a small library, a spacious courtyard, a well equipped kitchen and dining hall and a vocational skill development center for girls, the place has the right recipe for elevating the girl’s spirits. Rifaa is near Hennu bende, Hennur Road, Kasba Hobli, Bangalore.

Samskruthi – Organization for the Needy
Samskruthi was launched in year 2000 by a few women as a platform for socially like minded people. Today the organization boosts they have over 150 members. They also conduct blood donation camps and meet the educational requirements of school going children. Over the years this organization has been a melting pot for progressive women and held demonstrations, competitions,talks on cookery, beauty, health, hairstyles, flower arrangements, medicine , self-grooming, yoga and counseling.

Samskruthi is managed by
Radha Santhakumar – President
Vasumathi Srinath – Secretary
Jasmine Shah – Treasurer
Hellan Gopal – Joint Secretary. Women desirous of joining Samskruthi may contact the Joint Secretary on +91-98449-49913