healing the nation with compassion


Stone embankments that collect freezing water and snow in winter to create artificial glaciers that increase meltwater in early summer have become assured solutions to tackle water scarcity in Leh

Himmotthan’s Society’s springshed management has reduced travel for water from 2.5km to less than 10m, increased water consumption from 24 to 77 LPCD, and prevented soil and water runoff

About us

Since its inception, the Tata Trusts have played a pioneering role in transforming traditional ideas of charity and introducing the concept of philanthropy to make a real difference to communities. Through a grant-making, direct implementation and co-partnership strategy, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of natural resources management; education; healthcare and nutrition; rural livelihoods; enhancing civil society and governance; arts, crafts and culture; and diversified employment.


Our work

The health situation in the country today is an evolving canvas. With 1.8 million deaths among children (age <5 years)

and 68,000 deaths among mothers every year, and 52 million children who are stunted, India's burden of reproductive health, and child health and nutrition is greater than that in any other country.


Water, the backbone of human development and social advancement, is critical for the survival of all living beings. Water for life (drinking water) and water for livelihood (especially for agricultural purposes) are two critical ingredients for the existence of mankind.

resources. Water supply and sanitation pose one of the biggest development challenges presently across the world and especially in India.


Given the strong connection between reduction of poverty and access to sustainable energy, Tata Trusts are keen to support and implement replicable energy projects. Preferably, the Trusts are keen to support interventions

where the underserved households become owners of assets and not just consumers — leading to a holistic eradication of poverty. The objectives of this initiative are aligned to UNDP and MNRE goals of affordable and clean energy.


Agriculture is the main occupation of India's rural population. However, given marginal land holdings of tribal cultivators, along with the adoption of primitive methods of cultivation, lack of assured water for irrigation, etc., productivity is low.

Consequently, livelihood options have diminished proportionately in the rural areas, leading to poverty, lack of food security, and seasonal and permanent migration to towns and cities for better opportunities.


Since their inception, education has been one of the key focus areas of the Tata Trusts. Over the last two decades, there has been a steady increase in enrolment in schools, but quality in education and achievement of age-appropriate

learning levels have remained an elusive goal. Ensuring quality education for children, especially those from marginalised backgrounds is the central goal of the education portfolio of the Trusts.


Urbanisation in India is skewed. Cities and towns in the north, west and south of India are expanding rapidly, while cities in the east and small towns in most parts of the country are

decaying. Stagnation in the rural economy leads to seasonal and permanent migration to urban areas.


The Tata Trusts have been funding major philanthropic ventures since their founding. However, they never lost sight of 'individuals', and their needs and aspirations

The Individual Grants Programme of the Trusts follows a comprehensive, systematic, and most importantly, fair and humane approach to identify individuals in need and deserving of financial


Tata Trusts have always reached out and expeditiously arranged for relief efforts and helped in rebuilding the areas affected by natural disasters.

In the event of a natural calamity, the Trusts have worked closely and collaboratively with the other agencies, including Tata companies, Tata Relief Committee, Tata Strategic Group, and NGOs to lend a helping hand to affected people.


Currently, Tata Trusts

Works in
17 states
for various causes
Reaches out to
of households across the country