The Dalit Foundation pursues the world's most important value - equality - and works to end the injustice of caste discrimination. By so doing, the Foundation works for the whole of humankind.

Barry Knight: Noted social scientist, Founder and Associate, CENTRIS, UK
Dalit Foundation is a registered charitable trust (no. E/16122/ Ahmedabad) under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (29th Act).
Grant Making Procedure
5.Decision Making Process
The final approval for grants and fellowships are made by the project selection committee, comprising a board member, the executive director and the programme coordinator/s. The decision is made on the basis of:
  1. Field visit
  2. Matrix system: A process to evaluate the potential of each applicant clearly. Under the system the prospective partners are marked on the following:
    1. Potential
    2. Perspective
    3. Leadership quality
    4. Confidence
    5. Active passion
    6. Rooted in the community
    7. Clarity of plan/role/work
    8. Personal struggle for leadership
    9. Personal integrity
    10. Achievement

    The above indicators help in highlighting the qualities of the applicants thus enabling the selectors to make an informed decision.

  3. Any additional information available with the board.
The entire assessment process could take three to four months.

Once the Projects are selected, face sheets are prepared to consolidate the information and Letters of Offers sent out.
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