Infosys Foundation

It is every man’s obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it.

– Albert Einstein

The Infosys Foundation was set up in 1996 with the noble intention of supporting the underprivileged sections of the society and enriching their lives.

Promoted by Infosys Technologies Limited, the Foundation started small, but has now spread its work across various parts of India. A small but dedicated team of the Foundation has sustained and nurtured developmental programs across the most needy areas. The Foundation’s activities range from making healthcare accessible, to spreading education, sponsoring the arts and rehabilitation of affected communities, especially in the rural and underdeveloped regions of India.

The key focus areas of the Foundation are :

The highlights of some of the projects the Foundation was involved in during 2010-11 are :

Learning and education

Education is a strong empowering factor in improving the quality of life of the underprivileged and to bring about grass root socio-economic change. The Foundation believes that by providing the platform to support primary, secondary, higher education, vocational and professional learning through public and private agencies, we can empower our people to realize their full potential. Some of the work that the Foundation has done in this field during 2010-11 are :


Developing countries such as India face an acute need in the areas of accessible and affordable healthcare. The Infosys Foundation regularly supports programs that address this need. In 2010-11, the Foundation has supported the following initiatives and programs :

Arts and culture

With rapid urbanization and advances in technology, local crafts and arts are becoming endangered, and the lack of sponsorship and support is making their survival even more difficult. The Infosys Foundation identifies, nurtures and promotes rare and vanishing folk arts of the country, and supports them through various scholarships. In the year, 2010-11, the Foundation supported the following initiatives :

Social rehabilitation and rural welfare

The Foundation works closely with partners and communities that strive towards the mitigation of social inequality. In the year 2010-11, we were involved in the following activities :