Our Process

What is Cognizant Foundation?

  • Cognizant Foundation was established to spearhead CSR initiatives in Cognizant and is based in Chennai
  • Cognizant Foundation is an expression of the deep sense of commitment to the society on the part of the management and associates of Cognizant
  • Cognizant Foundation objective is to be a model social organization that enables and facilitates the underprivileged sections of the Indian society to access quality Education, Healthcare and Livelihood opportunities

  • Board of Directors
  • Cognizant Foundation Secretariat
  • Core Committees in Cognizant locations, other than Chennai, serving as the local representatives of Cognizant Foundation in their locations

  • To work towards fulfilling the Education, Healthcare and Livelihood needs of the backward sections of the society
  • To provide support to institutions for improving the quality of education, healthcare and livelihood
  • To design and implement programs aimed at quality improvements in education, livelihood and improving access to healthcare
  • To partner with NGOs, Educational institutions, Healthcare institutions, Livelihood institutions and Government and other corporates for achieving the vision

  • Intrinsic merit of the proposal and its adherence to Cognizant Foundation Charter and the credibility of the organization/institution seeking the grant will be the key criteria for consideration
  • Review of the project proposal and due diligence of the organization seeking the grant - by Cognizant Foundation Secretariat directly and through local core committees as appropriate
  • Recommended/shortlisted proposals put up to Cognizant Foundation Board of Directors for their final decision
  • Cognizant Foundation grants are designed to provide/enhance infrastructure facilities including equipment, training aids etc., in the areas of Education, Healthcare and Livelihood. Cognizant Foundation does not entertain requests for providing financial support for administrative / establishment / maintenance expenses

Please contact Cognizant Foundation office in Chennai at the following address:-

Cognizant Foundation,
6th Floor, "Menon Eternity",
No. 165/110, St. Mary's Road,
Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018.
Ph - 044-43675456 / 044-43675457 / 044-43675000
Email:- cognizantfoundation@cognizant.com