The Coorg Foundation
A Trust Established by Tata Coffee Ltd.

The Coorg Foundation, established by Tata Coffee in 1994, has become synonymous with bringing about  economic, ecological, environmental and social change in Coorg (a scenic district in the south-western part of Karnataka).  A separate and independent social wing of Tata Coffee, the 'Coorg Foundation', has for an objective the promotion of the welfare of the local community of Coorg. It has made a tremendous impact on the lives of many people who live in the verdant hills of Kodagu which also known as ‘The Scotland of India’.


Whether it is education, medical or causes related to rural development, the Tata Group leaves a legacy of being totally involved in many welfare activities. In keeping with the tradition of affirmative action, The Coorg Foundation was established in the year 1994 with the vision of the late Mr. Darbari Seth, Chairman of Tata Coffee. To quote him, “Tu shaneen hai parwaj hai kaam tera. Tere saamne asmaan aur bhi hain". (You're like the eagle, destined to fly higher and higher. The wide-open sky beckons you to conquer more).

Towards this end, the Foundation plays an active role in five distinct areas: Healthcare, Sports, Education, Environment and Culture.



To promote and secure the upliftment, well being and welfare of the people of Coorg.


To support the people of Coorg through Health Care, Education, Sports, Culture and Environment.

Our Activities
  • Special education for 100 resident & day scholars at the Suntikoppa Training Centre.
  • Vocational rehabilitation & placement at the Pollibetta centre.
  • Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program at the Somwarpet and Madikeri Talukas.
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