MissionTata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. The Trusts own two-third of the stock-holding of Tata Sons Limited, the apex company of the Tata group of companies. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas. This way, the profits that Tata companies earn, go back many times over to the communities they operate in. The funds have been deployed towards community development programmes across the country, for over 100 years now.
The Tata Trusts continue to be guided by the principles of its founder, Jamsetji Tata. With his vision of proactive philanthropy and approach to 'giving', the Trusts catalyse societal development while ensuring that initiatives and interventions have a contemporary relevance to the nation.
Philanthropy that's making a real difference...
What We DoSince 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 grant-making, direct implementation and co-partnership strategies, the Trusts support and drive innovation in the areas of:
* Natural resource management
* Civil society strengthening
* Media, arts, crafts and culture
* Relief and rehabilitation
The Tata Trusts have been spearheading social change in the criminal justice and juvenile justice systems in India by focusing on addressing the needs of the most marginalised sections of society. These interventions have been implemented across 10 states, either directly or in partnership with state governments. The Trusts have also provided grants to civil society organisations to promote research and advocate policy changes.