The Tata founders bequeathed most of their personal wealth to the many trusts they created for the greater good of India and its people. Today, the Tata Trusts controls 66 percent of the shares of Tata Sons, the holding Tata company. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas
Since 2002, Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) has supported a total of 23 community-managed watershed projects which comprise soil and water conservation works, household and irrigation water supply works, fodder development and agricultural demonstrations, and also introduce farmers to the Systems of Rice Intensification method of paddy cultivation.
The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust has supported the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) in its attempt to implement an innovative pilot project to combat land degradation
The Communication Deall (Communication Developmental Eclectic Approach to Language Learning) Trust conducts a unique, indigenously-developed programme for children with developmental language disorders
With a little support from the Sir Ratan Tata Trust, villages in the Ghed region in coastal Gujarat learn to deal with high salinity of water and find sustainable solutions to health, hygiene and water scarcity
The recently opened Tata Medical Center in Kolkata will go a long way in offering care and succour to cancer sufferers and their kin, but this state-of-the-art hospital requires continuous support to spread the canvas of care it provides
In the blighted Vidarbha region of central India, the Tata trusts are supporting organisations involved with easing the many burdens farmers face and, in the process, seeding hope for a better tomorrow
An art conservation project supported by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust is enabling the protection of India's cultural heritage, while reviving indigenous preservation practices and encouraging restoration
Under the aegis of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Allied Trusts, the JN Tata Endowment loan scholarship offers monetary assistance to students. The scholarship enabled a beneficiary, Dr Ajay Nair, to fulfill his dream course and use the knowledge and the experience he acquired to start a first-of-its kind health initiative in India
The Mewar Manuscript Pilot Conservation Project, supported by the Jamsetji Tata Trust, digitally restores a fragmented, illustrated 17th century manuscript of the Hindu epic Ramayana, and provides connoisseurs of art online access to a rare, beautiful artefact
Ignored by lawmakers, harassed by law-enforcers and viewed with suspicion by law-abiding citizens, migrant workers and their families live on the fringes of society in urban areas. Aajeevika Bureau and Prayas, supported by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, are part of a group of NGOs that provide support and an identity for migrants
Rainwater harvesting and the support of the Tata Trusts and partners have made it possible for farmers in the arid Vidarbha region in India to have protective irrigation for first crops and enough water for second and, sometimes, third crops
To address the problems faced by India's mental healthcare sector, Tata Trusts are working with several nonprofits in setting up collaborative community-based care models and tertiary care institutions to extend timely medical care
Strong beliefs on sharing of wealth led the founders of the Tata group to endow a number of philanthropic trusts that support premier academic institutions, social and community causes, and programmes for the uplift of the under-privileged.
The Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) was established in 1919 in accordance with the will of Sir Ratan Tata, the younger son of group founder Jamsetji Tata. The Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, formed in 1974, works together with SRTT
The JN Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji Tata, to encourage young people to take up higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. Every year the endowment selects around 120 scholars.