Be it carefully planned long-term welfare measures or swift help in times of crises, Hinduja Foundation has done its bit to bring smiles back to helpless faces. Support to disease eradication measures, reconstruction of housing for earthquake and cyclone affected and provisions of drinking water to remote Indian villages are some of the Foundation's notable projects. It also supports various organisations and initiatives working for social welfare.
Notable projects include:
- Disaster relief: Hinduja Foundation's support to relief measures include help to the victims of the 1988 Iran earthquake, construction of houses for the 1999 Orissa (India) cyclone victims in conjunction with Group company Ashok Leyland, donation to the Swaminarayan Trust for building houses for the cyclone affected in Orissa, donation to Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram for creating earthquake-resistant housing for the 2001 Gujarat (India) quake victims.
- Leprosy eradication: Donation to the Leprosy Mission in setting up the Regional Vocational Training Centre for Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected in Vadathorasalur, Tamil Nadu, India. The Foundation also gives financial help to various other non government organisations working for leprosy eradication.
- Polio eradication and immunisation initiative with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Rotary International: During the National Immunisation Campaign from 2nd December 2001 to 20th January 2002, funds provided by the Foundation were used specifically for purchase of oral polio vaccine for one million Indian children in weaker sections of Greater Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Hinduja, Haradwar, Rishikesh and Jwalapur.
- In 1988, the Foundation supported a 'Drinking Water for the Millions Programme' in the less accessible areas of five Indian states - Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
- Creation of public facilities and upgradation of facilities at Indian places of pilgrimage - Badrinath, Kedarnath, Hrishikesh, Hardwar, Mansarovar.
- Donation for the launch of 'India 2020 Centre for Societal Transformation' to Mata Amritanandamayi Math
- Support to ISKCON’s 'Food for Life' programme.
- Donations to Save a Child, Foster Plan and Plan International in the United Kingdom, and donations to a number of non government organisations in India and abroad.