Infosys Foundation

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Infosys Foundation
Formation 1996; 22 years ago (1996)
Type non-profit organization
Purpose Healthcare, Education, Destitute Care, Rural development, Arts and Culture[1]
Headquarters Bengaluru, Karnataka
Area served
India and United States of America
Method Donations and grants
Key people
Sudha Murthy. (Chairperson)
Endowment IN₹43.6 billion as of 26 February 2016[2]
Website

Infosys Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Karnataka, India, established in 1996 by Infosys to support the underprivileged sections of society.[3] The foundation supports programs in the areas of education, rural development, healthcare, arts and culture, and destitute care.[4] Its mission is to work in remote regions of several states in India.[3][5] The foundation is solely funded by Infosys, and no external donations are accepted.[6] The foundation is headed by Sudha Murty, the wife of Infosys founder Narayana Murthy.[7]

Infosys Foundation, USA is an American branch of the Infosys Foundation, and supports several science, technology, engineering and mathematics and community building initiatives.[8][9]

Social projects[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

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.[10]

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.[10]

Education[edit]

The foundation partners with schools in rural India to enhance education and library facilities, and promotes primary education among underprivileged children.[11]

The foundation has donated significantly to various educational institutes in India, such as the Chennai Mathematical Institute, and the Indian Institute of Science.[12][13][14]

Arts and culture[edit]

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.[15][16]

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.[17]

Destitute Care[edit]

The foundation supports programs of NGOs in rural areas across India.[18]

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.[18]

Rural Development[edit]

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,[19]

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.[19]

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