Who We Are

Transforming Lives, Spreading Smiles

HCL Technologies implements its Corporate Social Responsibility agenda through its CSR arm, the HCL Foundation. Various flagship programmes and initiatives of the Foundation, endeavour to contribute towards national and international development goals, bringing about lasting positive impact on people and planet, through long term sustainable programmes with thematic focus on Education, Health & Sanitation, Skill Development & Livelihood, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of HCL Foundation, thus ensuring equitable development and opportunities for all.


To be the source code for sustainable socio-economic and environmental development.


Nurture clean, green and healthy communities where everyone is empowered and equipped to reach their full potential in partnership with its employees, communities and stakeholders, while promoting volunteerism and establishing international standards of strategic planning, implementation and measuring impact.

How Are We Different?

We INVEST in people, planet, partnerships, prosperity and peace agenda to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & National Missions, while contributing to the goal of nation building.

10 Commandments (10 C’s) of CSR




What we do

Flagship Programmes

Special Initiatives Thematic Focus

Rural Programmes

  • HCL Samuday
  • HCL Grant

Urban Programmes

  • HCL Uday
  • Clean NOIDA

Environment Action

  • HCL Harit
  • Power of One
  • Sports for Change
  • HCL Foundation Academy
  • My E-Haat

Early Childhood Care & Development (ECCD), Education, Health, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, Skill Development & Livelihoods, Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction, Response & Management (DRR/M), Gender, Inclusion  & Child Protection


Our Journey

In 2021, HCL Foundation completed a decade of stewardship and creating socio-economic-environmental impact. A brief overview of this journey is given below:

  • In 2011, the Foundation took its first tentative steps into the world of development through its corporate social responsibility commitments. Driven primarily by its employees, the Foundation started by establishing a bold charter for itself – to break the cycle of poverty by building resilient individuals and resilient communities. 
  • Though HCL Foundation officially came about in 2011, its humanitarian journey pre-dates its inception. Our CSR efforts commenced with volunteers contributing time and funds towards community development under ‘Power of One’ 
  • To meet its mission – the Foundation walked a path less travelled. Carving its way deep into the country, it interacted with communities excluded from the development process. 
  • Connecting the dots - between programme and impact; between policy and implementation; between investment and deployment, HCL Foundation identified gaps, partnered with communities and on ground NGOs to co-create winning solutions and, turned vulnerabilities into opportunities. 
  • HCL Foundation plays an enabling role, recognizing the power of people to script their own story of change and lets communities take charge of their future.

10-Year Milestone of HCL Foundation

  • 2010- Though HCL Foundation officially came about in 2011, its humanitarian journey pre-dates its inception. Our CSR efforts commenced with volunteers contributing time and funds towards community development under ‘Power of One.’ 
  • 2011HCL Foundation was registered and established as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies.
  • 2014 – As an outcome of HCL's commitment to uplift rural India, HCL Samuday was initiated to develop a sustainable, scalable, and replicable model - a source code for rural development. Officially rolled out in 2015.
  • 2015HCL Grant was launched with an aim to recognize path breaking models of rural development through a robust methodology and empower the Fifth Estate (NGOs) of India. It is HCL’s extraordinary CSR commitment towards Nation Building.
  • 2015 – Fuelled by passionate HCLites, Sports for Change was also launched to promote excellence and holistic development through the medium of sports at the grassroots.
  • 2016 – In line with HCL’s mandate of 'giving back', HCL Uday started operation across 11 HCL cities with an aim to strengthen the socio-economic ecosystem of communities and break the cycle of urban poverty using an integrated community development approach. 
  • 2018 - HCL Foundation Academy was launched as a virtual learning hub– bringing best practices and new thinking to accelerate development on the ground. The Academy offers courses to development practitioners and seeds collaborative models of change.
  • 2019 - Clean Noida is HCL’s commitment to transform Noida into one of the cleanest cities in the world. It works at all levels of waste management including collection, transportation, and processing of waste. 
  • Adding in 2021 - Harit – The Green Initiative by HCL Foundation. This initiative epitomises HCL Foundation’s response to rapidly unfolding crisis of environmental degradation. It aims to conserve, restore, and enhance both micro and macro environmental ecosystems, reversing the impact of climate change.
  • 2021 – Celebrating a decade of stewardship and impact.

Our Core Values

Innovation | Transparency | Accountability | Impact | Sustainability & Scalability | Inclusive Integrated Community Development Approach (IICDA) | Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty | Outreach To The Unreached

Awards & Recognitions

  • HCL Foundation felicitated at the Indian CSR Awards, organized on October 29, 2021. 
  • HCL Foundation felicitated by Honourable Governor of UP, Smt. Anandiben Patel and District Administration, Gautam Buddh Nagar for the transformational work done across 76 Anganwadis of Gautam Buddh Nagar.
  • HCL Samuday and Project Clean NOIDA have been awarded Fabulous Global Smart Cities Leaders at the 9th edition of the World CSR Day Congress and Awards, 2020
  • HCL Foundation has been recognized for changing the horizon of the education ecosystem in UP by the Basic Directorate of Education, Govt of UP in 2020
  • HCL Foundation was felicitated by Police Commissionerate, Gautam Buddh Nagar at the Republic Day Parade 2021 for unstinting support to Police and Society during COVID-19 pandemic
  • HCL Foundation received the Global Humanitarian Award by WHD in June 2020 for an exemplary humanitarian response during COVID-19 pandemic
  • HCL Foundation received Letter of Appreciation from Greater Chennai Corporation in September 2020 for support and assistance during COVID-19.
  • HCL Foundation-supported Arumbu-HCL Youth Club Project selected as the First Runner Up of the MCCI TAFE CSR Awards 2019
  • HCL Foundation felicitated by Save the Children with the ‘Changemaker Award’ at the Right Start National Summit on 30th September 2019
  • Award for ‘Best Innovation in CSR’ at the ‘National Award for Excellence in CSR & Sustainability’, by the National CSR Leadership Congress & Award, endorsed by the World CSR Day
  • Award for ‘Excellence in Sustainable Social Development’ at the Indywood CSR Excellence Awards 2017 at Hyderabad on 3rd December 2017 for its role in promoting a more sustainable and equitable society
  • HCL Foundation honoured with “Best Corporate Foundation Award” by World CSR Day for outstanding contribution to Social Causes and CSR Efforts. FY 2016-17
  • In FY16, HCL Foundation was honoured with the CMO Asia Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices
  • Aerospace and Defence Award 2015 – Outstanding Contribution in the Field of CSR – February 2015
  • HCL ranked 9th among 100 companies by e Channel News Asia for Sustainability and community development – September 2014
  • NHRDN Award for 'National CSR Case Contest 2014 - CSR Initiatives - A key Differentiator’ in recognition of HCL Foundation’s work in the field of education – August 2014
  • HCL Foundation honoured by the Tamil Nadu Udavikkaram Association for the Welfare of Differently-abled – April 2014
  • CRY Child Rights Awards 2013 – “Best Employee Engagement Award” hails HCL’s  Power of One as the most impactful employee engagement programme to address Child Rights issue;
  • Amity CSR Awards 2013 – Exemplary Contribution to the field of CSR
  • Asian Sustainability Award for the year 2011-2012
  • Asia-Pacific Enterprise Leadership Award for CSR; Social Innovator Award presented by Youth Exnora International for the year 2012-2013


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