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The Tata trusts
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
This multipurpose trust was established in 1932 when Sir Dorabji
Tata committed all his wealth to it. The trust is best known for
promoting six pioneering institutions of national importance. Four
of these were established in Mumbai: the Tata Institute of Social
Sciences (in 1936); the Tata Memorial Centre for Cancer Research
and Treatment (1941); the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
(1945); and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (1966).
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (1988) and the Sir Dorabji
Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases (1999) are in Bangalore.
Jamsetji Tata Trust
Set up in 1974, this trust is named after the founder of the Tata
Group, Jamsetji Tata. Established to mark the centenary year of
the first Tata enterprise, it bestows grants in areas where innovative
efforts are being made.
J. N. Tata Endowment
Established in 1892, the trust funds higher education for deserving
Indian scholars. The trust has supported 3,500 scholars and awarded
more than Rs 68 million to promising students from various strata
J. R. D. and Thelma J. Tata Trust
Set up in 1991 by J. R. D. Tata with his and his wife's personal
wealth, the trust works to uplift women and children.
J. R. D. Tata Trust
Established in 1944, this trust supports, by way of institutional
donations, the advancement of learning. It also gives research grants
and scholarships, provides relief in the wake of natural calamities,
and backs social-welfare projects and philanthropic activities.
Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education
This trust was set up in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata in memory of his
wife, Lady Meherbai Tata. It helps women graduates go abroad to
study social work, and has thus far supported 228 women graduates
(with total disbursements of Rs 30,70,000).
Lady Tata Memorial Trust
Established in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata in memory of his wife Lady
Meherbai Tata, this trust promotes research in diseases of the blood.
It disburses funds mainly by way of international awards, which
are decided by a scientific advisory committee in London. A fifth
of the trust's income is expended on Indian awards for research
on the alleviation of human suffering.
M. K. Tata Trust
This trust was set up in 1958 by Minocher K. Tata with his personal
resources. The objectives of the trust are the advancement of learning
in all fields by way of research grants and scholarships; and providing
medical and other relief in the aftermath of natural calamities.
Sir Ratan Tata Trust
The trust was established in 1918 in accordance with directives
in Sir Ratan Tatas will. It utilises its funds in five areas:
basic and advanced (postgraduate) education; primary and preventive
health; rural livelihoods and communities; arts and culture; and
public initiatives. Preference is given to projects based in rural
India, and those that involve the advancement of women and children.
R. D. Tata Trust
Set up in 1990, the trust promoted the advancement of learning by
way of institutional grants. It also backs social-welfare projects
and philanthropic activities.
Tata Social Welfare Trust and Tata
Established in 1990, the trust encourages the advancement of learning
in all fields by way of research grants and scholarships. It also
provides medical and other relief to people who have suffered in
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