HCL Foundation was established in 2011 as the corporate social responsibility arm of HCL, a diversified global enterprise active across varied sectors including technology, healthcare and talent management. It is a gold standard not for profit organization that matches the national and international development standards and brings about lasting positive impact in the lives of people through long term sustainable programmes implemented in full engagement with HCL’s own employees and partners.

Though HCL Foundation officially came about in 2011, its humanitarian journey pre-dates its inception. As an organization, HCL’s business model has always been aligned with the interests of the society at large. HCL Foundation’s overarching mission of ‘spreading smiles, touching lives’ is thus consistent with its CSR trajectory. Guided by the belief that each one of its 1.1 lakh employees can contribute to a better tomorrow, its CSR efforts commenced with funds received from employees and the organization. Over the following years, the practice of collective participation matured into one of the core founding principles of HCL Foundation.