|Purpose||Healthcare, Education, Destitute Care, Rural development, Arts and Culture|
|India and United States of America|
|Method||Donations and grants|
|Sudha Murthy. (Chairperson)|
|Endowment||IN₹43.6 billion as of 26 February 2016|
Infosys Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Karnataka, India, established in 1996 by Infosys to support the underprivileged sections of society. The foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care. Its mission is to work in remote regions of several states in India. The foundation is solely funded by Infosys, and no external donations are accepted. The foundation is headed by Sudha Murty, the wife of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.
The foundation advances healthcare by augmenting existing healthcare infrastructure, access to primary healthcare, awareness of basic hygiene, and treatment of underprivileged patients, and has donated more than 50 crore rupees to expand the capacity of hospitals across India.
The foundation has constructed hospital wards and built dharmashalas (rest houses) at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. The Foundation has also donated medicines and medical equipment to hospitals, in addition to organising health camps in rural India.
The foundation partners with schools in rural India to enhance education and library facilities, and promotes primary education among underprivileged children.
Arts and culture
The foundation promotes traditional art, dance and craft. The foundation assists underprivileged artists and authors by offering financial assistance, promoting their art, or helping them receive recognition.
Infosys Foundation contributed 70 lakh rupees for the academy established by the Bhavan’s Tiruchi Kendra. Underprivileged and talented young artists will be promoted by the bhavan by providing them a platform.
The foundation supports programs of NGOs in rural areas across India.
The foundation provides vocational training to help the destitute to live with dignity and earn a livelihood, and partners with NGOs to support destitute children and women.
The foundation undertakes programs to improve the welfare of people in rural India and has donated more than 40 crore rupees for rural development and livelihood projects such as awareness campaigns on hygiene, sanitation, vocational training and entrepreneurship,
The foundation works with local administration to achieve community development goals. The foundation constructs roads, provides drainage systems and electricity, and rehabilitates flood-affected victims in rural areas.
- "Infosys Foundation Overview".
- "FCRA Donations".
- Infosys Foundation - Mission
- Infosys Foundation to spend Rs 249 crore in fiscal 2015, Economic Times, PTI Sep 15, 2014
- Infosys Foundation, Karnataka.com
- Infosys Foundation FAQs
- Infosys, Tata Group donate Rs 200 crore to expand reach of Bengaluru NGO’s school lunch programme, Economic Times, K R Balasubramanyam & Bharat Joshi, ET Bureau Jan 14, 2015
- Infosys Foundation, USA
- Infosys Foundation Expands Social Responsibility in U.S., January 15, 2015
- Infosys Foundation - Healthcare
- Infosys Foundation - Education
- Infosys Foundation's Sudha Murty gifts Rs 1 crore for school teachers' pay, Times of India, TNN | Jan 29, 2015
- Infosys Foundation commits Rs 30 crore to Chennai Mathematical Institute, Economic Times, PTI Sep 5, 2014
- IISc gets Rs 20-crore fund from Infosys Foundation, Deccan Herald, Prashanth G N, Bangalore, Aug 13, 2014
- Infosys Foundation - Culture
- Infosys Foundation pledges to encourage talent, The Hindu, January 19, 2015
- Bhavan starts an academy to encourage young talent, The Hindu, February 1, 2015
- Infosys Foundation - Destitute Care
- Infosys Foundation - Rural Development