Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group, is a Section 8 company that develops and implements innovative solutions to resolve issues that are critical roadblocks towards unlocking India’s economic potential. The Foundation’s initiatives are a reflection of the Group’s core values and corporate philosophy of ‘Doing Well and Doing Good’.

The Foundation believes that bringing impact at scale across diverse geographies and communities can be achieved only through partnerships with governments (public-private-partnership model) and like-minded organisations. Therefore, it works in conjunction with state and central governments, like-minded philanthropists, corporates, donors, NGOs and social delivery organisations.

Piramal Foundation is committed towards improving primary healthcare and nutrition, education leadership, women and youth empowerment, and enabling access to safe drinking water.

The Foundation has forged long term partnerships to draw additional resources, a vast pool of diverse expertise and innovations to address social sector problems. It focuses on 6 Big Bets, designed to address critical roadblocks affecting the country’s most underserved. The 6 Big Bets include:

  • Aspirational Districts Collaborative: Aims to accelerate and support the government’s efforts to improve the lives of 100 million people through hyperlocal collaboration and last mile convergence
  • Anamaya, the Tribal Health Collaborative: Addresses the unique and complex challenges faced by tribal people in 182 districts, collaborating with indigenous people and local governments to develop an empathetic and effective public health system informed by community voice
  • Piramal Centre for Children with Special Needs: Establish a top-tier facility to help children with disabilities become self-sufficient and productive. The inclusive institute will have a world-class curriculum and pedagogy, with a focus on social, emotional, and ethical competencies, as well as experiential learning
  • Digital Bharat Collaborative: Aims to use technology to transform the delivery of public services with increased accountability, accessibility, and quality of service for all
  • Piramal University: Build a first-of-its-kind, world-class institute for strengthening systems (institutional processes, practices, and governance) within the government by leveraging technology, and developing leadership skills of officials to drive innovation and learning for improving service delivery
  • The Piramal Academy of Sewa: Works towards harnessing the Sewa Bhaav of youth and empowering rural women with digital skills to enable them to contribute to nation building.

Champions of Change

Developing innovative solutions to resolve India’s pressing issues

Automating Social Responsibility

Engaging technology to promote accountability and transparency

From Scalability to Sustainability

Collaborating with like-minded partners to create positive impact in under-served and unserved sections of society