Tata Trusts

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 principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas

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.

Established in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata, the elder son of group Founder Jamsetji Tata, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts are one of India’s oldest and largest philanthropic foundations.

The Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Allied Trusts is a philanthropic institution established in 1919 in accordance with the will of Sir Ratan Tata, the younger son of group Founder Jamsetji Tata.

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.