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2016 Highlights

Thanks to all of our supporters, 2016 was another great year for Shadhika!

  • We exceeded our 2016 fundraising goal, raising over $320,000 toward future programming and investing over $200,000 in grants and programs to support our seven partner organizations in India.  Our partners are addressing gender inequality through girls’ education, empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency.
  • We increased our staff size to 2 full-time staff and 3 interns.
  • We sent 19 young women from our partner organizations to college, fully funded by Shadhika’s Donor Circle.
  • We served over 400 at-risk girls age 10-24 and over 100 boys participated in programs that taught respect for women and girls.
  • We secured over $60,000 in grants.
  • We maintained a low overhead cost of 15%.
  • We launched a Monthly Giving Program and a Parivar Program for donors who commit to giving at least $10,000 over 3 years.
  • We held our second annual Partner Retreat in Kolkata as part of our Strong Organizations for Strong Girls Program to increase the performance and accountability of our partners.
  • We held our first ever online fundraiser, raising over $80,000 from international donors.
  • We received Platinum Guidestar status.
  • Hosted our third annual Donor Trip to India.
  • We retained an outside firm to complete our first independent financial audit for 2016.



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