Our key focus is to promote inclusion through impactful programmes that enable individuals and communities lead better lives

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With our core expertise in technology, we wish to leverage the power of digital technology to amplify and scale the impact of our programmes

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To promote inclusion, we work with some of the most underserved communities including children, women and persons with disabilities

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Areas Of Work

Our programmes are designed and implemented with a core focus on inclusion. We believe that inclusion does not mean exclusion; inclusion for us is promoting equity and enabling participation of people who are disadvantaged by enabling opportunities and access to resources.

Our Interventions have a strong focus on child and women welfare, gender equality, prevention of disability and supporting persons with disability and our interventions are primarily in the thematic areas of Healthcare, Education and Livelihood


On a mission to bring quality healthcare services within reach

  • Preventing Avoidable Blindness

    10 States

  • Promoting Women And Child Health

    7 States

  • Capacity Building in Healthcare

    6 States


On a mission to enable equal access to quality education

  • Scholarships For Higher Education

    PAN India

  • Capacity Building In School Education

    8 States

  • Promoting Vocational Technical Education

    7 States


On a mission to skill the underserved

  • Skilling Underserved Youth

    7 States

  • Skilling Persons With Disabilities

    4 States

  • Skilling Women

    4 States

"We plan to champion initiatives powered by digital technologies that advance inclusion for equitable opportunities."

- Rajesh Nambiar, Chairman, Cognizant Foundation & Chairman & Managing Director, Cognizant India

"The Board has identified “inclusion” and “tech-as-an-enabler” as key anchors for the Foundation’s programmes."

- K. Balaji, Director, Cognizant Foundation

"The Foundation went all out to combat the pandemic at all centers where Cognizant operated."

- N. R. Krishnan, IAS (Retd.), Director, Cognizant Foundation

"Technology can serve as a great equaliser when made available to underserved sections in society."

- Dr. Nandini Rangaswamy, Director, Cognizant Foundation

"We aim to leverage our expertise and collaborate with key stakeholders to create ecosystem-level solutions."

- Ramaseshan, Director, Cognizant Foundation & Chief Financial Officer, Cognizant India

Our Journey

Cognizant Foundation was established with the vision to better the lives of economically and socially backward sections of society and improve the opportunities available to them. Over the past 16 years, our programmes have focused on delivering quality solutions to bring about a significant change in the lives of children, women and persons with disabilities.

11 States

300+ NGO partners

500+ Projects