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Mission Statement

The Tej Kohli Foundation is led by the vision of brighter future for all. By providing resources to existing charitable frameworks, we seek to bolster education and innovation to improve the quality of life in underserved communities. We ultimately strive to help people become the best they can be, for themselves and for future generations to come.

Our Story

The Tej Kohli Foundation was founded in 2005, by Wendy and Tej Kohli. Charity and philanthropy have always been principles that they strongly believe in, and they wished to share their own success with those less fortunate. The foundation is funded entirely by Tej and Wendy Kohli, and therefore does not accept external contributions.

Currently operating in Costa Rica and India, and with ambitious plans to expand to new areas, the Tej Kohli Foundation is focused on projects with a measurable and sustainable impact.

The foundation is supported through the success of Kohli Ventures, the Tej Kohli investments vehicle, and the skills and intellectual capital provided by its senior management team and assistance of volunteers.

The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute

In December 2015, the Foundation opened The Tej Kohli Cornea Institute, based at the world-renowned L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.

Its goal is to create a global network of resource centres that will contribute to the prevention and control of worldwide corneal blindness. This is part of Wendy and Tej Kohli’s personal mission to end corneal blindness by the year 2030, improving the quality of life for countless people.

Letter from Tej & Wendy Kohli

The aim of our foundation is to identify areas of need to which we can bring the benefit of our intellectual and financial resources. We are not interested in re-inventing the wheel, but in working within existing charitable frameworks to ensure maximum efficiency and exponential output. We have made clear from the outset that our foundation operates without boundaries. This gives us the flexibility to address new areas where we can bring value– whatever the continent.

Regardless of where we operate, our objective is to bring social improvement, hope and a sense of pride to people’s lives. We want to help people become the best they can be, for themselves and future generations to come.

‘Our job is to be the voice of those who desperately need help, where society has let them through the cracks and turned their back on them. We want everyone we come in to contact with to have a better chance of a brighter future for themselves, their families and generations to come.'

- Wendy Kohli


  • The goal of the Tej Kohli Foundation is to strive for a world in which all people have hope and dignity, free from the constraints of poverty. It is this mission that is the driving force behind the work of the Tej Kohli Foundation.
  • Our future lies with the youth of today and the technology of tomorrow – the worlds most powerful and valuable assets. We must nurture, cherish, and inspire this generation, give them the support they need so they can fulfill their own potential and take society forward with a positive footprint. We are the lock and we must give them the key. Our Foundation seeks to achieve this by ensuring we offer not just research and development, but access to the relevant skills and intellectual capital.This allows us to make the most impact, with the farthest reaching effects.


  • 'The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes' – The Oxford Dictionary
  • Philanthropy in its current form is needed more than ever before as populations grow, and services and utilities become stretched and failing to deliver basic needs. The philanthropy of tomorrow will have to be more than helping good causes. It is integral that philanthropy is incorporated in to the fabric of society at large. It must be woven throughout everything we do. We need to be pushing philanthropic endeavours into R&D, developing new technologies for the betterment of society and backing our youth to be the social citizens of tomorrow.