The founder of the Tata Empire, Jamsetji Tata, was a true nationalist who foresaw the significance of the industrial revolution for India. He had a desire to catapult India to a place amongst the leading industrial nations of the world. Sir Ratan Tata, the younger of his two sons, was born on 20th January 1871. He was educated at St. Xavier's College in Bombay.
(a) Programme Grants:
(1) Rural Livelihoods
(4) Enhancing Civil Society and Communities.
(2) Education.
(3) Health.
and Governance.
(5) Arts and Culture
(b) Endowment Grants: Task motivated, civil society institutions need to be sustained and fostered, so that they can continue to make a meaningful contribution to humanity. This view forms the basis of the Trusts' strategy of making endowment grants, formulated in 1997 by Prof. Tushaar Shah, a consultant to the Trusts. The endowment strategy paper illustrates the need of a well designed endowment grant that could spare the grantee organisations from the rigours of survival through resource generation on a recurring basis, thus leaving them free to concentrate their efforts towards their tasks and long term goals.
(c) Small Grants: With a view to cater to the needs of small welfare oriented organisations, which were generally unable to access the Trusts' funds, the Sir Ratan Tata Small Grant Programme (SGP) was launched in 1998-99. Since then, the Small Grant Programme has supported several hundred organisations across all five thematic areas of the Trusts.
Receipt of a proposal does not indicate a funding commitment. All proposals received are subjected to a rigorous appraisal process, at the end of which, the decision taken regarding extending support, is communicated to the applicant.
Note: The Trusts support registered Indian Non Profit Organisations only.