Helping those less able to help themselves



One of the aims of the Foundation, and something I hold very dear, is to nurture the age-old traditions of charity, and social help. I want every person with whom I come into contact, whether they are students at the Foundation or senior executives in my businesses, to understand the purpose and position of philanthropy and social responsibility in the 21st century. Success should not be achieved – or celebrated – in isolation – Tej Kohli

In 2005, Wendy and Tej Kohli founded the Tej Kohli Foundation to share his success with those who are less fortunate. The Foundation was set up as an autonomous, non-profit organisation with the initial goal of helping disadvantaged children break free from poverty with an emphasis on matching the youth of today with the technology of tomorrow.

The Tej Kohli Foundation is focused on making donations which have a measurable and sustainable impact. The Foundation currently operates in Costa Rica and India, whilst constantly exploring new countries where they can have the most impact on society at large. The Foundation is supported through the success of Kohli Ventures and the skills and intellectual capital provided by its senior management team and assistance of volunteers.

Since its inception, the Foundation has helped set up and/or support the following projects:

  • Treating and preventing corneal blindness
  • Extending educational opportunities
  • Midday meals for malnourished children
  • Vocational training for the physically disabled
  • Improving the health of rural communities

In December 2015, the Foundation opened The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, based at the world-renowned L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, using cutting-edge technology to facilitate corneal transplants to those that without it, would go blind. In addition, the Foundation funds cataract surgery and mobile bus units which travel to remote, poorly-equipped regions, providing patients with the latest ophthalmological equipment.