Much before the concept of CSR has taken roots, the Sitaram Jindal Foundation (SJF), erstwhile S J Jindal Trust, founded in 1969 on the outskirts of Bangalore was into charity in the most conventional way, out of Dr Jindal’s personal funds. Dr. Sitaram Jindal, through the Foundation, was silently promoting and providing basic needs for the weaker section of the society – the need for education, healthcare and vocational training. He was keenly interested in women’s empowerment through education and hence the much needed infrastructure development too came along. It was indeed his single handled effort, without seeking any external help.
Over the years, several hundred thousand people belonging to the weaker sections of society and a host of charitable institutions, schools, colleges, vocational training schools and other educational institutions, hospitals, old age homes, orphanages etc., have received financial and other assistance throughout the country.
Today SJF is one of the leading NGOs in the country. The Foundation and its associate trusts/societies carry on a host of charitable activities like establishing and running Manav Charitable Hospital (MCH), Bengaluru (Tumkur Road) Jindal Charitable Hospital (JCH), Bengaluru City, Jindal Public School, Bangalore, Jindal Pre-University Girl’s College, Bangalore, Jindal Degree College for Women (JDCW), Bangalore, etc. to name a few. Awarding Scholarships to more than 12000 students around the year and books being donated under Book Bank Scheme to numerous Colleges and many more known and silent services are regular activities of the Foundation.