Donor: Cognizant Foundation
Application procedure: Letter of Inquiry
Donor base: India
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: Co-funding required


  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

Cognizant Foundation was established to spearhead CSR initiatives in Cognizant and is based in Chennai, India. The vision of Cognizant Foundation is to be a model social organisation that enables and facilitates the under privileged sections of the society to access quality education, healthcare and livelihood opportunities. To this end, the Foundation provides financial and technical support to institutions for improving the quality of education (VET, scholarships), livelihood (youth, PWD, women) and healthcare (i.a. avoidable blindness, women and child health, capacity building).

To achieve its vision, the Foundation partners with NGOs, educational and healthcare institutions, government and other corporates for achieving the vision. Grants are particularly provided to enhance infrastructure facilities including equipment, training aids, etc. in the areas of education, healthcare and livelihood. Its focus areas are:

  • To promote inclusion
  • To scale the impact by leveraging digital technology as an enabler
  • To enhance the impact through collaboration and collective efforts

2) Eligibility

Eligible for grant funding are local and international non-profit organisations with a track record of projects in India.

3) Location

Grant funding is provided for projects in all states of India.

4) Budget

No standard funding amount is set. The amount of assistance is decided based on the details of the project and the project budget plan. No administrative or maintenance costs are paid by the Foundation.

5) Application

Interested organisations should the Foundation office in Chennai directly for further instructions on becoming a partner: Email cognizantfoundation(a)cognizant.com. First, they review the project proposal and due diligence of the organization seeking the grant by Cognizant Foundation Secretariat directly and through local core committees as appropriate. Then, recommended/shortlisted proposals are put up to Cognizant Foundation Board of Directors for their final decision.

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