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Wadhwani Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Wadhwani Foundation

(formerly Tekchand Foundation)

2475 Hanover St.

Palo Alto, CA United States 94304-1114

Telephone: 4153625990

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $69,523,421

Total giving: $2,033,898





Additional Contact Information

U.S. contacts: Gayatri Agnew, Prog. Dir., and Rishi Chopra, Prog. Coord. e-mail:; India contact: Atul Raja, Exec. V.P., Marketing, e-mail:; Bangalore address: C/o Symphony Teleca Corp., Subramanya Tech Park, Plot No. 3 & 3A, EOIZ Industrial Area, Whitefield, Bengaluru - 560066; New Delhi address: B-315, Basement, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi - 110 019


Established in 1997 in CA - Dr. Romesh Wadhwani founded Symphony Technology Group, a Private Equity firm. The Wadhwani Foundation’s mission is to accelerate economic development in India and other emerging economies by creating jobs and developing skills. Dr. Romesh and Kathleen Wadhwani have committed to The Giving Pledge, and have pledged to give away at least half of their wealth to philanthropy

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for international affairs, particularly concerning India; funding also for the arts, education, and social services.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Arts education
  • Disasters and emergency management
  • Education
  • Floods
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • International relations
  • Music
  • Philanthropy
  • Science
  • Secondary education
  • Technology
  • University education
International Interests
  • India
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $69,523,421 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,680,428

Total giving: $2,033,898

Qualifying distributions: $2,389,385