INDIA TRANSFORMED

Delivering hope through faith by transforming lives spiritually, socially and economically.

DENVER, CO   |  http://www.indiatransformed.org

Mission

Founded in 1988, India Transformed! raises support and awareness for programs that empower vulnerable children, women and communities in India. By delivering hope through faith lives are transformed spiritually, socially and economically. Our vision is for all people in India to live an abundant life.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ruth Brodeen

Main address

PO BOX 22420

DENVER, CO 80222 USA

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EIN

73-1412608

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Why India? Extreme poverty - one of the poorest countries in the world. Child labor - affects 1 out of every 5 children. Gender Inequity - infanticide, child brides, bridal dowry. Food insecurity - leads to malnourishment. High illiteracy rate - leads to low wages and high unemployment. Lack of plumbing & electricity. Unstable housing - huts made from sticks, straw & mud. Overpopulation - mass migration from rural to urban areas. It’s time to step forward and bring Good News to many in India searching for hope and a better future. India Transformed! offers sustainable programs that meets tangible needs - job training, schooling, food and medical care - with the ultimate goal of delivering hope. We seek partners to join us as we make this vision a reality - because we believe every life has value and a purpose.

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?

Children's Program

Give Children a Future through Education!

There are twelve Child Development Centers that are located in remote villages and urban slum-areas throughout India where the greatest needs are identified.

We collaborate with a Community Partner to provide impoverished children ages 4 to 18 with basic necessities and education that their families cannot otherwise afford. Committing to a monthly sponsorship helps families remain intact by providing food, education, clothing and medical care, enabling a child to go to school and participate in our care program. Keeping these children in a supportive loving environment helps protect them from gangs, drugs, child labor and trafficking. Children typically attend the Child Development Center before and after school for snacks/meals, homework assistance, learn English, participate in afterschool activities and build leadership skills. Each child lives at home with their family or guardian and during the day is cared for by a team of loving caregivers and encouraged by letters and financial support from his/her sponsor(s). India Transformed! has sponsored more than 5,000 children over the past 30 years, providing a solid foundation for India’s future.

In addition, we support a private international school with more than 925 students from all economic, caste, and religious backgrounds are enrolled which was founded in 1992 by donors of India Transformed! The school’s quality education is highly sought by families who can afford the tuition and offered to diverse under-privileged students through scholarships provided by our donors. Most students go on to attend college and university and have successful careers.

We have ongoing Child Sponsorship Opportunities:

Village Child Care Sponsorship - $39/month
Urban Child Care Sponsorship - $50/ month

One Time or Ongoing Opportunities:

Children’s Fund - any amount will help a waitlisted child stay in the program until a new sponsor is found.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

The six month vocational and literacy training program equips women to transition from surviving to thriving.

The highly successful ARISE! Program provides women in desperate situations with skills to support their families. Women are taught reading, writing and basic math while learning how to tailor. Upon graduation the women receive a government certification for tailoring and find immediate employment in the garment industry. Women with small children are gifted a sewing machine to launch their own tailoring business from their home. 98% of past program participants are successfully employed. Not only are graduates equipped to support their families, keeping them together - ARISE! also validates a woman’s dignity as she discovers her self-worth while boosting her self confidence.

A new pilot program is being tested in 2020 to train women with computer literacy skills.

ARISE! Women’s Sponsorship:
$65/month ($390 for six-month training)
$250 gift will provide a sewing machine

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Indigenous peoples

Transform Communities through Community Partnership Program.

The Community Partnership and Transformation Program (CP) is focused on training native local leaders to address the needs of their community. Our projects are mostly located in urban slum areas or in Dalit villages where there is little to no outside funding.

CP trainees complete a two-year academic training and field-work program to help them serve their neighbors. They then form local groups of their own to offer support and encouragement, adult literacy classes, health & hygiene awareness, parenting classes and vocational training. When basic needs are met, the lives of families improve, and the entire village begins to prosper. As communities strengthen spiritually, socially and economically, they are able to support a community transformation center (CTC) to launch additional programs like our Child Care Centers and ARISE! Women’s Program.

The CP model is designed to be sustainable and replicable. Our donors have helped train over 1,400 community leaders to establish 1,256 CTCs, having reached over 8 million people!

Our goal is to train 65 leaders annually for the next 10 years so we can extend our reach to every district in India. Our plan is strategic, sustainable and self replicating. Our vision is for every Indian to live an abundant life.

Community Partnership Training Sponsorships:
$150/month ($3,600 for two-year training program)
(a gift in any amount can be designated towards this fund)

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

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 children enrolled in the Children's Program

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A significant number of children moved away from the project locations in 2017 due to urban migration.

Number of children who either graduated or moved away from program location

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of children reached with a meal each school day

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of women graduated with a certificate in tailoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Indigenous peoples, Interfaith groups

Related Program

ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of program participants who obtain a job within 3 months of program completion

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Indigenous peoples, Interfaith groups

Related Program

ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Many women became self employed as a result of the pandemic.

Number of new Community Partner and Transformation locations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Interfaith groups

Related Program

Community Transformation & Partnership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Community Partnership and Transformation workers in training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples, Interfaith groups

Related Program

Community Transformation & Partnership

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families reached by a Community Partnership worker

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Community Transformation & Partnership

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of women enrolled in the ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program for vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who received school supplies

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Children's Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

India Transformed! raises support and awareness for programs that empower vulnerable children, women and communities in India. By delivering hope through faith lives are transformed spiritually, socially and economically. Our vision is for all people in India to live an abundant life.

Our goal is to increase enrollment in our child care centers to over 1,000 children in the next three years, expand our ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program by adding 2 more locations each year and to train 65 leaders each year for the next ten years so we can reach every district in India by 2030. We thank our dedicated donors and sponsors for making a huge impact on the lives of vulnerable people living in India!

We have a holistic approach to developing communities that offers programs to children, women and communities. By paying off our school building loan in 2020, we will be able to effectively expand our children's programs to reach our goals. By partnering with more individuals, institutions and corporations we will raise more donors and sponsors to expand our job skill training program for women and to fund more leadership training that trains local people by ministering to their needs. They address local economic issues through economic resources and training. Our model is sustainable and community driven. When a community improves their socio-economic outlook, they can afford to maintain a Community Transformation Center through effective Community Partnerships. They can identify the children and women in need of hope and provide spiritual growth, literacy skills and job training.

India Transformed has a proven track record of over 30 years in transforming lives spiritually, socially and economically. We train people to become community leaders at all ages. Our partner in India has staff that oversee our three programs. We provide leadership training that inspires people to work to their potential.

To date, we have educated over 5,000 children who have achieved their dream by attending school and graduating. They hold a promising future, filled with hope and opportunities that will break the cycle of poverty. Many of these students continue their education by pursuing higher education at the college and university level.

Over 1,400 women have enrolled in the ARISE! Women's Empowerment Program. The employment rate is 98% and these women can now afford to feed their children and send them to school to get an education.

In over 30 years, we have reached over 8 million people through our Community Partnership and Transformation Program which has changed lives spiritually, socially and economically.

Our vision is for all people in India to live an abundant life.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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INDIA TRANSFORMED

Board of directors
as of 4/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Nathan Carlson

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • 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 04/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/21/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.