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HCL Foundation

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


  • World Breastfeeding Week
    August 1-7, 2021
  • Inauguration of My E-Haat Portal
    August 15, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Inauguration of Oxygen Plant at CIIMS, Nagpur
    August 18, 2021
  • World humanitarian Day
    August 19, 2021
  • National Sports Day
    August 29, 2021

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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