Strong beliefs on sharing of wealth led the founders of the Tata group to endow a number of philanthropic trusts that support premier academic institutions, social and community causes, and programmes for the uplift of the under-privileged.
The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust was established in 1932 by Sir Dorab Tata, the elder son of Tata group founder Jamsetji Tata, and is one of the oldest and largest philanthropic organisations in India.
The Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) was established in 1919 in accordance with the will of Sir Ratan Tata, the younger son of group founder Jamsetji Tata. The Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust, formed in 1974, works together with SRTT
The JN Tata Endowment was set up in 1892 by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji Tata, to encourage young people to take up higher studies at some of the best universities in the world. Every year the endowment selects around 120 scholars.