Transforming Lives, Spreading Smiles

HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the Corporate Social responsibility arm of HCL Technologies in India. It is a value-driven, not-for-profit organization that thrives in contributing toward national and international development goals, impacting the lives of people and communities through long-term sustainable programs.

The Foundation aims to alleviate poverty and achieve inclusive growth and development through a life cycle-based integrated community development approach, with thematic focus on Education, Health, Livelihoods & Skilling, Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction & Response. Child protective strategies, inclusion, and gender transformative approaches remain central in all initiatives of the HCL Foundation, thus ensuring comprehensive development.

In FY20, besides further deepening our impact and expanding our footprint within two new states in India, we strengthened our efforts and took meaningful action toward combating climate change. A better planet with all people achieving peace and prosperity is at the heart and culture of HCL. Through our flagship initiatives—HCL Samuday, HCL Grant targeting rural geographies, and HCL Uday and Clean Noida in urban geographies—the HCL Foundation impacted more than 1.8 million people in India. Our Special Initiatives—HCL Foundation Academy, Sports for Change, and Power of One—further continued to forge a path for their constituents to realize their potential. In FY 2019-20, HCLites contributed INR 16 million under the Power of one program toward scholarship of meritorious students from underserved communities. Globally, the Power of One program allowed our employees across the countries we operate and live in to contribute to local societies, extending our values and goodwill with a meaningful impact. Along with a ramp-up plan for the Power of One program in the US, we have launched local campaigns in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Sweden, and Australia.

While we continue to make progress in a sustainable and scalable approach to addressing social issues, the soul of HCL’s CSR is still defined by its passionate “Power of One,” which constitutes the HCL employee volunteers and contributors who offer their personal time and commitment toward social upliftment.



Our vision is to be the source code for sustainable socio-economic development.


We endeavor to nurture clean, green, and healthy communities where everyone is empowered and equipped to reach their full potential, in full engagement with our employees and partners, showcasing and establishing the best standards of planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation in community development.

Our Value Proposition

Our Value Proposition

Invest in people, the planet, partnerships, and the prosperity and peace agenda to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Work with urgency and passion to break the cycle of poverty in all its forms, be it social, economic, or environmental.
  • Leverage the Integrated Community Development Approach (ICDA) impacting every stage of life.
  • Blend the wisdom of communities with a scientific rigor to seed and propel transformative change.
  • Partner and co-create actively to establish true convergence of thought, commitment, experience, and expertise.
  • Hold ourselves accountable to exacting standards of governance leading to credibility.

What we do

Building inclusive models that sustain across geographies and sectors, rural and urban.

Focus work areas

ECCD & Education

Skill Development & Livelihood



Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Humanitarian Action
(Disaster Risk Reduction & Response)

HCL Grant

HCL Grant

A recognition of the community-led ecosystems, NGOs – The Fifth Estate

Reach: 575,000+ people, 18 States & 2 UTs, 173,000 saplings

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HCL Samuday

HCL Samuday

A Rural integrated development program in Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh

Reach: 3 blocks of Hardoi, 600,000+ people

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HCL Uday

HCL Uday

A holistic CSR initiative in HCL cities, innovatively addressing all forms of urban poverty

Reach: 400,000+ people, 11 HCL cities, 183,000 saplings

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Aims to transform Noida into a litter and waste free region

Reach: 65 urban villages & 30 sectors of NOIDA

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Power of One

Power of One

Platform instilling the value of 'giving back' led by HCL employees

Reach: 481,700+ volunteering hours clocked & 450 scholarships supported through Po1 contribution of HCLites

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HCL Foundation Academy

HCL Foundation Academy

E-learning platform 'for and of practitioners' in the development sector

Reach: 21,000+ participants reached

Sports for Change (SFC)

Sports for Change (SFC)

SFC nurtures and promotes sporting talent at the grassroots

Reach: 11,682 children & youth trained



Disaster Risk Reduction & Response

HCL Foundation is committed to stand with communities in times of disasters and humanitarian crisis

Reach: 265,000+ people

  • Covid-19 Response: 130,031 people
  • Other DRR Efforts: 135,000 people

Knowledge Center


  • HCL Harit Social Media Campaign (live session, online challenges, quizzes)
    April 20, 2021 12:00 PM
  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work
    April 28, 2021 12:00 PM
  • World Book Day
    April 23, 2021 12:00 PM
  • HCL Harit – The Green Ask: Live Session
    April 22, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Power of One – My Scholar Felicitation Ceremony 2020-21
    March 31, 2021 5:00 PM
  • Training to commemorate Good Samaritan Law Day 2021, with SHARP NGO
    March 30, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Martyr’s Day – Poster Creation Event, in partnership with Books For All NGO
    March 23, 2021 12:00 PM
  • World Water Day – Conservation & Awareness
    March 22, 2021 12:00 PM
  • World Forest Day – Tree Plantation at Sorkha, Gautam Buddh Nagar
    March 21, 2021 10:00 AM
  • World Poetry Day – Poetry Wiritng
    March 21, 2021 11:00 AM
  • HCL Foundation Academy – CSR course Batch II – Orientation
    March 20, 2021 4:00 PM
  • International Day of Happiness & World Sparrow Day – Engagement sessions in partnership with NGO Partners CHETNA, AROH Foundation, Ankur Yuva Chetna Shivir and Give Me Trees Trust
    March 20, 2021 12:00 PM
  • Aflatoun Mini Marathon – MelJol
    March 8, 2021 9:00 AM
  • HCL Foundation Academy – Launch of Batch II: CSR Course & its Applied Aspects
    March 8, 2021 11:30 AM
  • National Science Day Celebration
    February 28, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Rang Baithak Webinar – Kutumb Foundation
    February 27, 2021 4:00 PM
  • Road Safety Awareness Month Program
    February 21, 2021 12:00 PM
  • HCL Grant Edition VI Press Conference – Announcement of winners
    February 16, 2021 11:30 AM
  • International Book Giving Day: Role of Books in our Lives – Books For All
    February 14, 2021 12:00 PM
  • HCL Grant Edition VI Jury Meeting
    February 12, 2021 3:30 PM
  • Reproductive Health Seminar – Family Planning Association of India
    February 12, 2021 12:00 PM
  • International Day for Women & Girls in Science
    February 11, 2021 10:00 AM
  • HCL Grant Edition VI Jury Meet & Award Announcement
    February 12, 2021 3.30 PM
  • HCL Foundation 5th Annual Partners Meet – ‘Partnering For Change’
    January 21, 2021 9.30 AM
  • My Scholar – End of the Year Celebration
    December 30, 2020 5 PM
  • Workplace Solutions for Persons with Visual Impairment
    December 22, 2020 3 PM
  • Power of One – Rewards & Recognition Ceremony
    December 12, 2020 5 PM
  • Launch of HCL Foundation’s E-Haat
    November 13, 2020 3 PM
  • National Cancer Awareness Day 2020
    November 7, 2020 11:30 AM
  • HCL Grant Field Visit Kick-off Meeting
    November 6, 2020 10:30 AM
  • HCL Foundation Academy – Course Launch
    November 2, 2020 3:30 PM
  • Learnings from the Dressing Room
    May 22, 2020 3 PM
  • Field Operations during COVID-19
    May 14, 2020 3 PM
  • Repercussions of COVID-19 on Mental Health
    May 6, 2020 3 PM
  • COVID-19 Detection and Management in Big Cats
    May 2, 2020 6 PM

Awards & Recognition


HCL Samuday and Project Clean NOIDA awarded Fabulous Global Smart Cities Leaders at the 9th edition of the World CSR Day Congress and Awards


Recognized for changing the horizon of education ecosystem in UP by Basic Directorate of Education, Govt of UP


Change Maker Award by Save the Children at the Right Start National Summit


HCL Foundation supported Arumbu HCL Youth Club Project selected as the First Runner Up of the MCCI TAFE CSR Awards


HCL Samuday was Knowledge Partner for Smart Village Conclave


Best Innovation in CSR by National CSR Leadership Congress & Award, endorsed by World CSR Day


Excellence in Sustainable Social Development by Indywood CSR Excellence Awards


Best Corporate Foundation Award by World CSR Day for Outstanding contribution to Social Causes and CSR Efforts


CMO Asia Award for Best Corporate Social Responsibility Practices


Aerospace and Defense Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of CSR


Ranked 9 out of 100 for Sustainability and Community Development by Channel News Asia


NHRDN Award for 'National CSR Case Contest 2014 - CSR Initiatives - A key Differentiator’ in recognition of HCL Foundation’s work in the field of education


Honored by the Tamil Nadu Udavikkaram Association for the Welfare of Differently-abled


Most impactful employee engagement program in Child Rights by CRY Child Rights Award for HCLF’s Power of One


Amity CSR Awards 2013 – Exemplary Contribution to the field of CSR


Asia-Pacific Enterprise Leadership Award for CSR


Social Innovator Award presented by Youth Exnora International


Asian Sustainability Award

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