Carrying on the legacy
"The wealth gathered by Jamsetji Tata and his sons in half a century of industrial pioneering formed but a minute fraction of the amount by which they enriched the nation. The whole of that wealth is held in trust for the people and used exclusively for their benefit. The cycle is thus complete. What came from the people has gone back to the people many times over." - JRD Tata
Jamsetji Tata’s sons, Dorabji and Ratanji, inherited his spirit of selflessness and nationalism and developed it even further. They set up major trusts using their own finances. Sir Dorabji Tata left most of his personal wealth (around Rs 10 million) to the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, registered a few months before his death. The Sir Ratan Tata Trust was established in 1919 in accordance with Sir Ratan Tata’s will. Other trusts have been set up at different times to support charitable causes or aims or objects.
These philanthropic trusts have created national institutions in science and technology, medical research with a special focus on cancer research, diagnosis and treatment, social studies and the performing arts. They also support organisations working in areas impacting social and sustainable development such as management of natural resources, education, healthcare, environment and livelihood.
Jamsetji’s vision, his philosophy and values continue to guide the Trusts in their endeavour to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the people they touch.