The H T Parekh Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), India’s leading mortgage lender and a well - established financial conglomerate. Since inception, HDFC had financed 8.4 million families to acquire their own home, and has emerged as a financial conglomerate with the group’s presence in the banking, asset management, insurance (life & general), real estate venture capital and education finance.
HDFC was set up with the idea of fulfilling a societal need by Shri H T Parekh with the objective of fulfilling the aspiration of owning a home for working-class Indians. The Foundation was established in 2012 to commemorate Shri H T Parekh's significant contribution toward development.
Meet the man who left behind a legacy which continues to inspire others to this day.
We are a progressive, impact-driven, philanthropic foundation guided by the principles of inclusion, commitment, excellence, integrity and respect.
The H T Parekh Foundation envisions an inclusive India where vulnerable communities have the access and opportunity to transform their lives and move from a state of surviving to thriving. Our philanthropic culture is based on the tenets of mutual trust & respect, integrity and a humility around giving. We stand in as a long term supporter to our partners, that are working to enable India’s excluded children, women and youth overcome poverty, disability and gender-discrimination and live with purpose and dignity.
Our approach has been shaped by our experience across sectors and geographies across the country. We recognise opportunities by identifying gaps and needs that we are able to address in the fields we support. Using our rigorous, outcome-led grant-making process, we find and partner with effective organisations and innovative programmes that can play a critical role in promoting and enhancing opportunities for people, especially in places where systemic barriers unfairly hold them back.
Through trusted networks, we identify and partner with exemplary and experienced organisations.
We work in areas of true need, rural and urban, not limiting our support to HDFC's business presence.
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