Making a Difference Through Art And Social Work
The RPG Foundation and RPG Art Foundation are two pillars of the Group that are using art and social work to make a difference in the country. The Foundations endeavour to spread happiness, help people connect with each other, heal, and make a difference in the communities they operate in.
The RPG Foundation works in the areas of education, healthcare, women empowerment, and heritage preservation. The RPG Art Foundation supports a variety of art projects, including city beautification and public art installations. Together, these two organisations are using art and social work to bring people together, promote social change, and make the world a better place for everyone.
The RPG Foundation Drives Innovative Solutions for India's Social Problems
The Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. The Foundation gears and drives the social impact initiatives of RPG Group companies, which include CEAT, Zensar, KEC International, Raychem RPG, RPG Life Sciences, and Spencer International Hotels. This centralisation has helped the Foundation focus on critical issues, create a deeper impact and effect large-scale change.
The Foundation enables programmes in education, employability, community development and heritage. The Foundation runs on a simple ideology, “Everyone has a responsibility and a role in building an equitable society. We can succeed and make a real impact only when we act together.”
"At RPG Foundation, we drive innovative solutions for India’s social problems.
We leverage the strengths of our donor organisations and scale our projects by collaborating with large-scale institutions and the government. We focus on transforming people, places and communities through meaningful interventions in education, women empowerment and heritage revival."
Radha GoenkaDirector, RPG Foundation
A keen promoter of art and culture, RPG believes in creating a work environment conducive to creativity.
The RPG Art Foundation supports, encourages and promotes Indian art in various forms and has organised several art exhibitions for talented artists at prestigious venues such as the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai. Every year since 1991, the Foundation has hosted RPG Art Camp—an annual event, where artists from across the country come together to create inspiring works of art and interact with each other at Marve Beach, Mumbai.
RPG Art Foundation embarked on an ambitious plan to beautify prominent traffic intersections in Mumbai city with contemporary art installations in 2014, with the aim to make art accessible to the citizens of Mumbai. Since then, the Foundation has installed various iconic art installations such as the Dabbawalla in Haji Ali, The City of Dreams in Nariman Point, Cameraman, Chand, and Waves in Bandra.