Butterflies USA Inc

Protecting and Empowering Street Children in India

NEW YORK, NY   |  www.butterfliesusa.org

Mission

ButterfliesUSA Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity, the US resource base for Butterflies, India, a registered NGO in Delhi serving vulnerable street youth since1989. Butterflies empowers 1200 working children via education, emergency rescue, therapeutic care, & restoration to families; democracy, leadership & financial training. It runs four child cooperatives, a Children’s Development Bank, culinary/catering school, does research & child rights advocacy. Via annual appeals, events, crowdsourcing campaigns, proposals to public & private funders, Butterflies USA raises funds sent directly to India for general operations and specific projects. We also recruit interns/fellows and cultivate partnerships with domestic/global educational, cultural, professional and philanthropic groups.

Ruling year info

2014

President, Butterflies USA

Ms. Kristin McDonough Ms

Main address

Box 272

NEW YORK, NY 10159 USA

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EIN

06-1784985

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (P19)

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Resilience Center and Hotline

Butterflies, India provides 24/7 emergency helpline services (legal work, therapeutic care, short stay facilities, and restoration of children to their families).

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Children's Development Khazana (CDK) children's cooperative is a financial management program wrapped around an interest-bearing savings account. Members elect their leaders, called Volunteer Managers, for six-month rotations who accept deposits which are then transferred to a mainstream bank. In addition to learning how to prioritize needs, delay gratification and save as well as the basics of accounting. Entrepreneurial youth learn how to develop a small business plan and can take "advances" approved by peer leaders to start small ventures.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

50 youth from poor, marginalized communities , sometimes referred from detention centers, are enrolled in an 18-month, residential course to prepare them for jobs in the hospitality industry. At the end of the program, they have learned how to source, prepare, and present nutritious, balanced meals as well as how to package, market and distribute them. BSCC students get internships while simultaneously completing their secondary education. Training completed, they get jobs in restaurants, hotels, and institutions with dining facilities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

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Butterflies USA Inc

Board of directors
as of 8/14/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Kristin McDonough

Butterflies USA, Inc.

Term: 2018 - 2021


Board co-chair

MS Carla Latty

Loren Bassett

Alice Berninghausen

Myrna Chase

Madhumita Chakrabartti

Cres Coutinho

Kyra Buchko

Dave Gallagher

Joe Gerardi

Carla Latty

Jessica Leinster

Rahul Prasad

Harbani Rana

Shaina Baretto