Tata Trusts have pioneered several leading institutions. The centres of excellence have made significant contributions to several fields, particularly medicine, science and education.

As financial aid to organisations is given to enable them to implement a specific project, it has a discernible and concrete impact of limited magnitude and sweep. However, grants made to the institutions have a longer time frame and a wider canvas of impact. Even though the daily administration of most of these institutions has now been handed over to the respective governments, Tata Trusts continue to support and nurture them in myriad ways.