Education, healthcare and multicultural understanding form the cornerstone of the activities of the Hinduja Foundation in the United States.
The Foundation's quest to raise the quality of human life has resulted in various programs at leading universities and medical centers in addition to a wide range and variety of meaningful projects across the country.
The Hinduja Foundation supported the startup of the US Chapter of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and donated the premises for their activities in the memory of the Parmanand D. Hinduja.
In the same year a Grant was given to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to support its international cultural exhibits and learning programs.
The trustees of the Hinduja Foundation established a trust, known as Hinduja Foundation U.S. The same year Hinduja Foundation donated funds to Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the establishment of Hinduja Laboratory to be housed within the Endocrine Unit at the MGH.
The Hinduja Laboratory dedication ceremony held on October 7th.
The Hinduja Foundation was one of the major sponsors to support Peter Brooke's production of "The Mahabharata" at Brooklyn Academy of Music. This production received tremendous publicity and Hinduja Foundation is still credited today with helping to "make it happen".
Harvard Hinduja Council was set up as a collaboration between the Hinduja Foundation US and the Harvard School of Public Health to sponsor a program to develop innovative approaches to important, contemporary health issues in India.
Center for India-US Education was established in NY in cooperation with Asia Society with the purpose to strengthen India-US understanding through educational activities.
The Hinduja Foundation instituted a Grant to the University of Pennsylvania for support of Wharton School athletics to commemorate Dharam S. Hinduja and let his teammates know how much he had cared about them.
The Dharam Hinduja Indic Research Center was established at Columbia University to support research on India's ancient wisdom and knowledge and to draw practical applications for improving the quality of life in today's world.
A three year program, known as South Asia Business & Economics Course, run by the Hinduja Foundation at the prestigious Georgetown University. The program has brought to the campus the first "real world" study of practical Indian economic affairs.
The Hinduja Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital agreed to create an exchange fellowship program, known as John E. Lawrence Fellowship program, for the purpose of enhancing and promoting professional educational and cultural exchange between India and US.
Hinduja Foundation and John Hopkins School of Public Health signed an agreement to develop and implement a two year master's program in hospital management, meeting international standards of quality in health management education.
The Hinduja Foundation has contributed to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, which has worked to advance religious tolerance and understanding across borders. Grants have also been given to numerous American organizations dealing with conflict resolution and the advance of human rights.
A donation was made towards the production of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism. After 13 years, the publication of the long-awaited Encyclopedia was finally launched. H.H. the Dalai Lama was the guest of honor at the Ceremony.
The Hinduja Foundation established the Dharam Hinduja Lectureship in Sanskrit Teaching and Indic Research in Columbia University. The success of the Lectureship program and 9/11 led to major expansion of this program.
The Hinduja Foundation sponsored the Millennium World Peace Summit, a historic gathering of the world's preeminent Religious and Spiritual Leaders opening at the United Nations in 2000.
Funded the publication of "A catalogue of the Sanskrit Manuscript at Columbia University", the first detailed and scholarly catalogue of nearly four hundred Sanskrit manuscripts at Columbia.
Donated $1,000,000 to the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University Medical Center to be known as the Dharam Hinduja Medicine and Education Fund. This fund supports Programs in preventative, alternative, and non traditional medicine, including yoga, meditation, nutrition, and herbal medicine.
Endowment established for Dharam Hinduja Fellowship Fund, which will support the training of students from Indian Universities for PhD studies in Indian studies at South Asia Institute, Columbia University. First scholar selection was in 2011.
An Ayurvedic Workshop was prepared in conjunction with Columbia University Medical College. The workshop was well received by health care professionals: doctors, nurses and students. It provided an impressive, detailed explanation of beneficial Ayurvedic treatments that are being integrated into traditional western medicine.
Future Foundation plans envision the creation of an Ayurvedic Center, which will fund research in the fields of preventive, alternative and non-traditional complimentary medicine.
In October 2012, the Columbia University Medical School in New York sponsored a plaque ceremony, which highlighted the progress made in complementary medicine with the help of the Dharam Hinduja Fund for Alternative and Preventative Medical Research and Education at Columbia University Medical Center, through a bequest from the Hinduja Foundation.
The commemorative plaque was unveiled by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco in appreciation of the partnership with The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The Hinduja Foundation, which has given almost 20 years of funding support to Columbia University, has contributed to key Medical School research programs.