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
HDFC set up as India’s first specialised mortgage helping Indians own their home
HDFC marks a decade of its existence with the creation of a special Reserve to support philanthropic & development activities
HDFC became the first corporate supporter of Sulabh International to build a public sanitation facility at a prominent location in Mumbai
Shri H T Parekh set up India’s first community foundation – The Bombay Community Public Trust to address local needs and issues of the city through collective participation
HDFC aids the construction of 10,000+ households and social infrastructure in affected villages of the Bhuj earthquake
H T Parekh Foundation set up by HDFC to commemorate the birth centenary of its founder Shri H T Parekh and pay homage to his legacy
First year of active operations of the H T Parekh Foundation. With the newly announced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) law HDFC commits to undertake a substantial portion of its CSR activities through the Foundation
The Foundation scales up its operations to include new focus areas such as Skilling & Livelihoods & Sanitation besides increasing its commitment towards Education and Health
HDFC and the Foundation supported the construction of 75 disaster resilient homes in the flood affected villages of Ernakulum & Allepey Districts, Kerala
The Foundation defines its next 5-year strategy to deepen its focus across core areas, increase support in the area of Environmental Conservation & Sustainability and scale impact going forward.
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.
We have a sustained focus on community development programmes that advance opportunities for all and promote equity and dignity across our commitments.
3rd December 2020
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.
1st September 2020
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.
24th June 2020
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.