Our Story

The commitment to making a difference in society is innately woven into the fabric of the Group's functions. This principle, from the conception of our vision to every initiative undertaken, embodies our belief in giving back to the community, shaping it as an integral part of the Group's business ethos.

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the GMR Group. Its mandate is to develop social infrastructure and enhance the quality of life of communities generally around the locations where the Group has a presence.

Working collaboratively with these communities, the Foundation ensures that our efforts align with the specific needs of each locality. Today, the GMRVF has established a pan-India presence. At all locations, we undertake activities in tune with thrust areas. Beyond India, we extend our CSR activities to the areas surrounding GMR projects in Nepal.

Our Vision

To make sustainable impact on the human development of under-served communities through initiatives in Education, Health and Livelihoods.

Mission 2030

Creating a positive impact on the lives of 10 million people by 2030.

Our Journey

GMR Group's philanthropic activities started way back in 1993. Having passed several milestones across this 30-year long journey, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation has touched 6 million lives since its inception.


The Foundation works with communities generally wherever the Group has business presence. Today it has a pan-India presence and at all locations, GMR Varalakshmi Foundation takes up activities in tune with thrust areas.

Today, our CSR initiatives are spread across 10 states/cities across India as well as GMR projects in Nepal.

Awards & Recognition

GMR Varalakshmi Foundation has been recognized both in national and international platforms for its work towards improving the quality of life of under-served communities.

  • CSR Excellence Award from Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry -2021
  • Mahatma Award for Covid Humanitarian Efforts – 2021
  • Maharashtra CSR Award – 2022
  • Odisha CSR Excellence Award - 2022

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