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.
Create a source code for sustainable socio-economic development
Nurture clean, green and healthy communities where everyone is empowered and equipped to reach their full potential in full engagement with our employees and partners showcasing and establishing international standards of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in community development.
HCL Foundation is a gold standard not-for- profit that uses international development standards to implement CSR programs that bring lasting impacts to the lives of people across urban and rural areas of India. In achieving its goals, the foundation emphasizes:
HCL Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of those who need it most by working to solve critical community development and environmental challenges across various themes in collaboration with a range of partners. We engage with communities, especially those who have low-income, are isolated, marginalized, displaced or migratory, in rural and urban areas, to understand their needs. Those insights are then used to design inclusive long-term programs according to an Integrated Community Development Approach (ICDA) that furthers development goals.
HCL Foundation is a collaborative organization that believes we can only have limited impact when acting alone. We are passionate about building partnerships with people and organizations who share our vision and are engaged in path-breaking work. Of critical importance, the foundation receives support from a team of HCL employees who are passionate about community service and actively embrace and volunteer globally in our diverse programs ensuring support and outreach to the unreached.