The Aditya Birla Foundation, chaired by Mrs. Rajashree Birla, is a public charitable trust established in 1995 in memory of the late Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla. The Aditya Birla Group, a US$ 24 billion conglomerate, believes in the trusteeship concept of management. A part of the Group’s profits is ploughed back into welfare-driven initiatives through the Aditya Birla Foundation.
The foundation focuses on education, balwadis / schools, healthcare centres, infrastructure development such as community centres, houses, providing electricity, water channels, etc. Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital is being funded by the Aditya Birla Foundation.
The foundation also runs 15 hospitals in various industrial units. It organises mobile clinics, medical camps and conducts health training and awareness workshops in rural communities. Efforts are now being made through the foundation to facilitate widow / dowryless mass marriages and women empowerment. As part of community service, the foundation is reaching out to two million people in about 3,000 villages.