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The Godrej Trusts
The concept of trusteeship of wealth. Begun
by the founder Ardeshir Godrej through a spontaneous gesture of
a Rs. 3-lakh donation in 1926 to the Tilak Fund for the upliftment of
Harijans. Acknowledged by the Mahatma as the biggest contribution he had
received for the cause.
Apart from promoting culture and the time
arts (through the Godrej Dance Academy), sea cadets (Boating Section),
libraries, school, blood banks, The Godrej Baug for low income people,
the Red Cross Disaster Center at Vikhroli and the Pirojsha Godrej Memorial
Wing at Breach Candy Hospital are born of this foundation.
The Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Foundation, founded in March, 1974, it provides fund for education, and other worthy causes. The trust maintains large tracts of protected land for two separate projects - the conservation of mangroves and building an integrated housing colony for lower and middle income groups in association with the Housing Development Finance Corporation.
The Godrej Memorial Trust, established in 1994, the Trust is a voluntary, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-political charitable trust which is involved in maintaining hospitals, clinics, dispensaries and providing medical relief to the underprivileged. The Trust runs a clinic in New Delhi which provides facilities for operations, examinations, immunization, counseling and family welfare. The Trust has also initiated a project to establish a specialised hospital near Delhi.
The Naoroji Godrej Center for Plant
Research, started in 1992, the Center is involved in basic and applied
research in horticulture, pisiculture, sericulture, floriculture and preservation
of endangered species. Beside this, it acquires land to conduct the above
activities on and ties up with institution/individuals to successfully
execute community projects. Its seven primary projects include the conservation
of threatened plant species, development of an ideal village and mass
propagation of medical plants.