About Tata Trusts
In a country that is home to the world’s second-largest population, when one of its largest enterprises providentially happens to be a philanthropic organisation, it raises hopes for a promising and sustainable future. For people across the country, the Tata Trusts symbolise humanitarianism and personify the prodigious force that advances new frontiers of social and economic development.
A dream that lives on
The journey of a million smiles began in 1892 with Jamsetji Tata, the pioneer, visionary and founder of the Tata Group, setting up the JN Tata Endowment for higher education of Indians. Regarded as the 'Father of Indian Industry' and one of the most important builders of the modern Indian economy, Jamsetji introduced the apprentice system at work, crèches and primary classes for children of women mill workers, and free medical help to all employees. Other benefits for the well-being of his staff that were weaved into the policies of several of his propitious ventures included gratuitous pension fund, provident fund, maternity benefit allowance and a compensation fund for accidents for all employees – all of which were ahead of their times. It was during his time that he pioneered the organised flat system of housing and also built the opulent Taj Mahal Hotel.
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
Established in 1919, the Sir Ratan Tata Trust is one of the oldest philanthropic institutions in India, and has played a pioneering role in changing traditional ideas of charity.
Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust
The Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, founded in memory of Sir Ratan Tata's wife Navajbai in 1974, works together with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust to bestow grants.
Tata Education and Development Trust
Set up in September 2008, the Tata Education and Development Trust's activities are multi-faceted in nature and promote social welfare, while placing considerable importance on national development.
Bai Hirabai J. N. Tata Navsari Charitable Institution
Bai Hirabai JN Tata Navsari Charitable Institution was established by a deed of trust dated December 7, 1923, and has had the same Board of Trustees as that of Sir Ratan Tata Trust.
Sarvajanik Seva Trust
The Sarvajanik Seva Trust was registered as a public charitable trust in 1975 and provides grants to individuals for reimbursing costs incurred towards medical treatment, besides giving grants / scholarships to deserving students to pursue higher studies in India.
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, one of India's oldest and non-sectarian philanthropic organisations, was established in 1932 to catalyse development across the nation through contemporary initiatives.
The JN Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians
The JN Endowment for the Higher Education of Indians has been helping Indian students since 1892 with loan scholarships for higher studies. People consider it a matter of pride to be called a 'JN Tata Scholar'. There are more than 4,800 JN Tata Scholars all over the world.
JRD Tata Trust
Founded in 1944, this Trust offers institutional grants with a focus on overall developmental issues. Additionally, the JRD Tata Trust gives scholarships for studies in India.
Jamsetji Tata Trust
Founded in 1974, this Trust offers institutional grants that are centred on overall developmental issues and has the same programme mandate as the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. It also gives free grants to select JNT scholars.
JRD and Thelma J Tata Trust
Aimed at promoting the welfare, education, health, rehabilitation and overall upliftment of women in India, JRD Tata established the JRD and Thelma J Tata Trust in 1991.
Tata Education Trust, Tata Social Welfare Trust and RD Tata Trust
The Tata Education Trust, Tata Social Welfare Trust and RD Tata Trust were created in 1990. Their primary focus is institutional grant making.
Lady Tata Memorial Trust
The Lady Tata Memorial Trust, established in 1932, funds individual scientific research into diseases of the blood with a special reference to leukaemia internationally, and individual / institutional scientific research for alleviation of suffering due to other diseases in India.
Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust
Established in 1932, the Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Trust empowers young Indian women through higher education. It extends scholarships to graduates, from recognised Indian universities, for pursuing higher studies abroad.
Yellow card approach
A five-point approach that we endeavour to incorporate in all future engagements to sustainably change the quality of lives
- Measurable impact
- Finite exit route
- Adoption and contextual application of the best way to doing things globally