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The H T Parekh Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC), a leading provider of housing finance in India.

Setup in 2012 to commemorate HDFC’s Founder Chairman Shri H T Parekh’s significant contribution to the social and development sector in India, we champion Mr Parekh’s philosophy of providing service to society – a belief that has been a driving influence in our work

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A Legacy of Social Consciousness

Aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals

The H T Parekh Foundation’s philanthropic activities are aimed at enhancing the quality of life of people from marginalised and vulnerable communities and creating a stronger and inclusive India. The Foundation’s activities contributes to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), outlined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The goals are interconnected and the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The SDGs have now become a blueprint to help achieve and contribute to corporate responsibility and describe the measurable impact that our activities can have on improving the quality of life across the communities we serve.

The Foundation is focused on ushering change through the following SDGs.

End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Our Priorities

Empowering Individuals. Strengthening communities.

We have a sustained focus on community development programmes that advance opportunities for all and promote equity and dignity across our commitments.

News and Updates

3rd December 2020

Person with Disabilities Campaign

To commemorate The International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD), held on the 3rd of December, the Foundation ran an awareness and normative change campaign #SeeThePersonNotTheDisability.

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1st September 2020

Cancer Awareness Week

The Foundation ran a short awareness campaign for employees of HDFC to dispel myths associated with Cancer and spotlight our work in prevention, treatment and cure of Childhood cancer.

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24th June 2020

Covid – 19 Response

The Foundation has worked with the central government, certain state governments, local civic authorities, healthcare experts, NGO partners (both new and existing) and other development sector players.

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