About Us

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. HDFC has assisted over 7.9 million families own homes over the last 43 years 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.

Our Philanthropic Credo

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.

How We Work

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.

identify

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Through trusted networks and collaborations, we identify and partner with exemplary and experienced organizations across our focus areas.

Region Agnostic

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We work in areas of established need, rural and urban, not limiting our support to HDFC's business presence.

Evaluation

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Our prospective partners go through a rigorous evaluation process based on qualitative and quantitative parameters as well as the potential to be transformative, irrelevant of their size.

Monitoring

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We support qualitative and quantitative evaluation, monitoring and evaluation frameworks for our projects.

Outcome-led Support

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We drive accountability and define comprehensive grant-term outcomes for continued long term partnership.

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.

Prospective partners go through a rigorous evaluation process based on various parameters and the potential to be transformative.
Relevant and not intrusive so that our partners focus on maximising the impact of the projects we support.
Drive accountability by defining comprehensive grant-term outcomes for continued support.

Board of Directors

Mr. Deepak S. Parekh
Mr. Keki M. Mistry
Ms. Renu Sud Karnad
Mr. V. Srinivasa Rangan

Team

Ziaa Lalkaka

Chief Executive Officer

Delnaz Paliwalla

Chief Operating Officer, Livelihoods

Upahar Pramanik

Healthcare

Sweety Thomas

Education, Disability

Pooja Kamath

Sustainable Habitats

Suvidhi Khurana

Education

Evans Rebello

Communications

Vrajesh Modi

Finance & Accounts

Vishal Gharat

Administration