Educational Institutions

Vibha Inc.

Educate, Empower, Enable!

aka Vibha   |   Sunnyvale, CA   |  http://www.vibha.org

Mission

Vibha's mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in an underprivileged child's life.

We seed, grow and scale grass-roots ideas that can solve systemic problems related to the underprivileged child through a cure that involves minimal external intervention with large scale societal impact.

Ruling year info

1993

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kannan Udayarajan

Main address

1030 E EL Camino Real, #424

Sunnyvale, CA 94087 USA

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Formerly known as

Help Them Grow Inc

EIN

22-3122761

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Vibha seeks to identify, seed and scale solutions that can solve systemic problems related to the underprivileged child, through a cure that involves minimal external intervention with large scale societal impact.

Vibha's main focus areas are:

- Education
- Vocational training
- Healthcare (Care for physically and/or mentally challenged children)
- Rescue and rehabilitation of children in vulnerable conditions
- Disaster Relief

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Education

- Improve quality of education for children inside formal education system. - Mainstream children who are out of the formal education system - Education and mainstreaming of children with special needs

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Ensuring job readiness of children who have received little or no formal education

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Support to institutions providing healthcare to children ( general and special needs)

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Rescue and mainstreaming of children in vulnerable situations.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Females

Emergency relief to areas hit by natural disasters.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified
Children and youth (0-19 years)

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Vibha seeks to identify, seed and scale solutions that can solve systemic problems related to the underprivileged child, through a cure that involves minimal external intervention with large scale societal impact. <br/><br/>Vibha's main focus areas are:<br/><br/>- Education<br/>- Vocational training<br/>- Healthcare (Care for physically and/or mentally challenged children)<br/>- Rescue and rehabilitation of children in vulnerable conditions<br/>- Disaster Relief<br/><br/>As a platform, Vibha brings together people that want to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged child (corporates, grass-root entrepreneurs, donors, volunteers, government agencies and partner NGOs). <br/><br/>Vibha supports without any discrimination based on gender, caste, religion, political affiliation or language.

1. Acting as a Social Venture Catalyst <br/><br/>Vibha's project selection philosophy is based on the fundamental principle of maximizing the impact of every contribution. Every project funded by Vibha needs to fit in with the mission and vision of Vibha. The project should not discriminate based on gender, caste, race, religion or language and should be a non-political, not-for profit organization. Apart from the above mandatory qualities expected out of every project, the project selection team has a set of qualitative criteria which will ensure the effectiveness of the project in accomplishing its goals. Vibha makes a concerted effort to select small to medium-sized projects.<br/><br/>Once selected, the social entrepreneur is provided with the necessary seed capital as well as know-how with constant project monitoring assistance through Vibha personnel and staff on the ground that ensures the project is meeting it's desired goals. If after a certain period of time (typically 3 years), the project has not achieved its goal of finding a scalable solution for the problem, Vibha starts a gradual exit process so as to ensure the project continues to benefit its beneficiaries with minimal disturbance.<br/><br/>If the project does achieve its goal of finding a scalable cure for the problem it is trying to solve, Vibha now plays the role of disseminating this cure far and wide through various channels including partner NGOs. In short, it strives to enable people to take responsibility for the situation of an underprivileged child.<br/><br/>2. Partnering with Government, Corporates, Local Communities and other stakeholders<br/><br/>While Vibha can play the role of identifying and fine tuning solutions, we also believe that Government of the respective geography is best positioned to scale and implement any socio-economic solution from an infrastructure and resource perspective. Vibha does not believe in creating parallel systems, we see value in fine tuning or filling the gaps in existing systems to make them more valuable.<br/><br/>The advent of Corporate Social Responsibility as a government policy in many countries has suddenly made available vast amounts of resources to the development sector. But oftentimes these corporates lack the bandwidth or expertise to deploy these resources. Vibha is uniquely positioned to help these organizations by playing the role of an implementation partner. The resources can be channelized to scaling of tried and tested solutions in the Vibha portfolio.<br/><br/>Mobilizing local communities as volunteers or donors in our efforts is a core tent of Vibha's philosophy. We will continue to invest in and scale these efforts.<br/><br/>3. Advocacy efforts<br/><br/>Where relevant and meaningful, Vibha involves itself in policy advocacy efforts to further the cause of child development.

1. Due Diligence Audit/Solution Onboarding Process<br/><br/>Social Entrepreneurs are selected based on following<br/><br/>- the focus areas of the projects, <br/>- target beneficiary groups of the projects and <br/>- also certain evaluative criteria internal to the project and <br/>- the demographics serviced by the projects. <br/><br/>2. Solution Mentoring/Model Development<br/><br/>Once a solution is on-boarded Vibha assigns a dedicated Project Lead/Solution Catalyst who is responsible for management and advisory support. The Solution Catalyst in partnership with the Social Entreprenuer is also responsible for developing annual budgets, progress reports as well as strategy and vision documents for further development and scaling of the solution model.<br/><br/>3. Growth Monitoring and Ongoing Audits<br/><br/>Vibha maintains a full time staff of senior social workers who make regular project visits, conduct reviews and document every visit in a detailed project visit report which feeds into the annual solution review process as well as in developing long term strategy. This monitoring is further augmented by surprise visits conducted by our volunteers and patrons. Where relevant and meaningful, a Vibha representative will sit on the Board of the partner organization.<br/><br/>4. Ongoing Training and Development Programs<br/><br/>The full time staff of senior social workers are also responsible for providing ongoing training to social entrepreneurs partnering with Vibha. Formal/Informal training is offered in the following areas<br/><br/>- Governance<br/>- Fiscal Management<br/>- Program Management<br/>- Planning<br/>- Resource Development<br/>- Marketing & Communication<br/>- Volunteer Management<br/>- Human Resources<br/>- Community Outreach<br/>- Operations<br/>- Collaboration<br/>- Advancing Public Will<br/><br/>5. Pragathi - Biennal National NonProfit Conference<br/><br/>Pragati is Vibha's Bi-annual conference that brings all its partner projects to one platform with a mission to “Connect, Share and Leverage". Started in 2009 in Bangalore , Pragati has played an important role in developing a better understanding between Vibha and its partners. It also provides an environment for all our partners to learn from each other. Pragati has been extremely successful in facilitating the growth and impact of the work of several projects.<br/><br/>6. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives<br/><br/>Vibha has a dedicated Corporate Partnerships team which engages with corporates in the role of an implementation partner to help deploy CSR resources. The resources will be channelized to scaling of tried and tested solutions in the Vibha portfolio.<br/><br/>7. Global Innovation Hub<br/><br/>Vibha has established an Internal Innovation Hub with the following strategic focus areas -<br/><br/>- Operational Innovation : Initiatives that enable Vibha streamline and build operational capacity to scale globally<br/>- Impact Innovation: Initiatives that enable Vibha to maximize its investments, whether its funds or volunteer time

1. On-boarding/Due Diligence Audit<br/><br/>- Current State Analysis<br/>- Baseline Impact Metrics (will vary from solution to solution)<br/>- Financial Metrics<br/><br/>2. Annual Evaluations (Monitoring & Mentoring)<br/><br/>- On-site audits <br/>- Annual Review/Comparison against Baseline Impact Metrics <br/>- Financial Metrics Review<br/>- SWOT Analysis (Qualitative)<br/>- GAP Analysis (Qualitative) <br/><br/>3. Strategy Evaluations<br/><br/>- Progress against Baseline Impact Metrics In most cases, these are qualitative in nature.<br/>- Multi year Trends and/or Projections (where applicable/available)<br/>- Current & Future State Analysis <br/>- Comparison against Trends and/or Projections (where applicable/available)<br/>- SWOT Analysis (Qualitative)<br/>- GAP Analysis (Qualitative)

Achieved so far -<br/><br/>- $15 Million invested <br/>- 250+ ideas developed<br/>- 2000+ volunteers engaged globally every year<br/>- 100,000+ patrons engaged over life time<br/><br/>What's next?<br/><br/>- By 2020 positively impact over 2 Million children per year

Financials

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Vibha Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/24/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Ron Victor

No

Kannan Udayarajan

Rajesh Haridas

Vijay Vemulapalli

Ganesh Balamitran

Keyur Shah

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/24/2019

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Keywords

children, education, vocational training, poverty, bonded labor, street children, children of sex workers, migrant children, tribal children, physically challenged children, education, vocational training, nutrition programs, orphaned children, victims of disasters