Events and Updates

Nita M. Ambani Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation
AIFF - Reliance Foundation Youth Sports Women Match Officials Workshop starts in Kolkata
All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) have joined hands to host a two days’ workshop in Kolkata starting March 24, 2023.
Reliance Foundation Drishti marks 20 years of vision welfare for vulnerable communities; launches Marathi Braille newspaper
The holistic vision care programme, Reliance Foundation Drishti, completed two decades of service, marking the milestone with the launch of a Braille newspaper in Marathi.
‘Micro Matters’ publication by Reliance Foundation and ORF featured on G20 Think 20 website
‘Micro Matters, Using Data for Development in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ a publication by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation has been featured on the Think20 (T20) site, the official Engagement Group of the G20 intergovernmental forum.
Nita M Ambani Launches The Her Circle EveryBODY Project to drive a nationwide body-positivity movement of acceptance and inclusivity
India’s foremost digital content and networking platform for women, Her Circle, celebrates its 310-million reach on its 2nd anniversary by launching an inclusive initiative.
Reliance Foundation Development League kicks off with over 50 Clubs from Hero ISL, I-League I&II and State Federation Associations
The second edition of the Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) has kicked-off with over 50 teams competing for national and international honours.
Key lessons on ‘data for development’ in book launched at Raisina Dialogue
Micro Matters: Using Data for Development in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a publication by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation (ORF) on how data is driving social impact at the grassroots, was launched at the Raisina Dialogue 2023.
Stepping up on Momentum 2022
Every inspiration has a story behind it and in 2022 we were inspired many times over. We listened, we drew lessons and we took the time to tell the world about what had moved us.
Reliance Foundation announces major scholarships commitment on Shri Dhirubhai Ambani’s 90th birth anniversary
On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of Shri Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder - Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Foundation announced that it will significantly strengthen its commitment to youth, awarding 50,000 scholarships over the next 10 years for students pursuing higher education in India.
Spreading cheer among children with the Reliance spirit of ‘We Care’
‘December to Remember’, an initiative to bring cheer to underprivileged children across India, saw Reliance volunteers reach out to Anganwadis, schools and underserved communities. In its 10th year now, the initiative imbibes Reliance’s philosophy of ‘We Care’ through volunteering and reached over 8100 children aged 3-12 years in 2022.
Building Forward Better: RF-UN India roundtable discusses resilient livelihoods and disaster risk reduction
The need to build forward better, create a strong livelihood system and recognise India’s leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction for the world, during the G20 Presidency were key points highlighted during a multi-stakeholder roundtable on ‘Building Resilient Livelihoods in the face of changing climate and disasters’ on December 14, 2022.
Fifty inspiring social sector women leaders awarded the WomenLead India Fellowship
Fifty inspiring women from India’s social sector have been identified for the inaugural WomenLead India Fellowship, a joint initiative by Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership. Driving an ambitious urgent agenda for women’s leadership in India, the Fellowship invests in change makers, social entrepreneurs and social sector leaders, with a support system to meaningfully grow their social initiatives and achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Delighted to see so many women representatives in IOA’s Executive Council” - IOC member Smt. Nita Ambani, welcoming Ms. P.T. Usha as the first woman President of IOA
Smt. Nita M. Ambani, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member from India & Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, today, congratulated Ms. P.T. Usha on becoming the new President of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), calling it a testament to the growing inclusivity in Indian sports and how girls and women continue to lead India’s charge towards becoming a global sports nation.
EdTech-focused Accelerator launched to support foundational learning for children from low-income communities in India
A consortium of leading non-profit and philanthropic organisations in the education sector in India have launched the ‘EdTech Accelerator’ to support foundational learning of children at-home. This consortium benefits from the expertise and support of founding partners Reliance Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation with design and implementation by Central Square Foundation, British Asian Trust as Fund Manager and the U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing technical assistance to support the fund design and management.
Reliance Foundation and Mizoram Football Association join hands to build a competitive pathway for grassroots football in Mizoram
Reliance Foundation, the CSR arm of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Mizoram Football Association have joined hands to expand, transform and create a complete hyper-local pathway and decentralised approach to grassroots football in the state through Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) Naupang (Children) League.
Reliance Foundation Youth Sport’s Football 2022-2023 season will reach out to 33000+ students, with 2400+ teams across schools and colleges set to participate
This year, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports is collaborating with ISL clubs, state federations, and partners in conducting school and college-level competitions in football with expected participation from over 33,000+ athletes and 2,400+ teams from across the country bringing students #BackonthePitch.
Closing the gender digital divide: Reliance Foundation, USAID invite grant applications for WomenConnect Challenge India Round Two
Building on their efforts to narrow the gender digital divide and empower women in India, Reliance Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the WomenConnect Challenge (WCC) India Round Two and are calling for grant applications. Reliance Foundation will provide up to INR 10 crore in grants for up to 10 organisations (up to INR 1 crore for each grantee) to implement innovative solutions over 12-15 months.
India’s women, digital prowess & green growth power SDG discussions in New York
Women in India transforming communities with digital technologies could show ways to accelerate progress towards the SDGs said thought leaders here on Friday, at high-level discussions organised by Reliance Foundation, Observer Research Foundation and United Nations in India to complement the 77th UNGA discussions.
The G20 Imperative: Green Growth & Development For All
Reliance Foundation, The Observer Research Foundation and The United Nations India hosted an event focused on bringing conversations about sustainability, growth and the global green transition to the G20 debate on September 23, 2022.
Women, Technology, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Reshaping the Pathways to Change
Reliance Foundation, The Observer Research Foundation and The United Nations India are hosting an event to hear insights, share learnings, and explore pathways around Women, Technology, and the Sustainable Development Goals on September 23, 2022.
Accelerating development for an inclusive, greener world: High-profile events in UNGA week, New York to discuss India’s experiences
As the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 77) is underway and thought leaders from across sectors gather in New York, Reliance Foundation, the Observer Research Foundation, and the United Nations in India are hosting two events on September 23 to complement the formal proceedings. While the first will be a discussion on ‘Women, Tech, and the SDGs: Reshaping the Pathways to Change’, the second is a high-level discussion that will focus on ‘The G20 Imperative: Green Growth & Development for All’.
Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices join forces to launch WomenLead India Fellowship to nurture women leaders in the social sector
Launching today with a nationwide call for applicants, WomenLead India is a 10-month long fellowship programme powered by Reliance Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership to strengthen the leadership capacity of female catalysts of social change. The WomenLead India Fellowship aims to be a system of support for women leaders in India who are taking on the world’s greatest challenges
Reliance industries partners with the Indian Olympic Association for the Olympics, Commonwealth and Asian Games as part of its ambition to make India a global sporting powerhouse
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today announced a long-term partnership that aims to elevate the performances of Indian athletes, support the national sports federations and build the credentials of India as a global sporting nation, with an aspiration to host the Olympic Games in the future. Under this partnership, RIL and IOA will also establish the first-ever India House at Paris Olympics 2024.
Jio Institute welcomes students to its founding batch
Jio Institute welcomed its founding batch of students at an inaugural programme attended by students, their parents, Jio Institute leadership & staff, faculty, members of the Reliance family, and leaders from industry & academia
Reliance Industries Partners With the Athletics Federation of India to Support the Holistic Development of Indian Athletes and Grow India’s Olympic Movement
Mumbai, 14th July 2022: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced a long-term partnership to enable the holistic growth of Athletics in India. Reliance Foundation has been a dedicated partner to AFI over the years and now the partnership is set to deepen the engagement between the two organizations.
India’s first Olympic Values Education Programme launched in Odisha today ahead of the upcoming IOC 2023 session
Mrs Nita Ambani lauded the launch of India’s first ‘Olympic Values Education Programme’ (OVEP) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today in Odisha, emphasising that OVEP combines the twin powers of education and sport in instilling the core values of Olympism.
New book celebrates the role of grassroots women leaders during the pandemic
Published by Reliance Foundation and Observer Research Foundation, ‘The First Responders’ celebrates extraordinary women who stepped forward to lead their communities during the pandemic
Seven Hero ISL clubs to Join RFYC in inaugural Reliance Foundation Development League from April 15
Seven clubs from the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) will be joined by a team from Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) for the inaugural Reliance Foundation Development League (RFDL) in Goa from April 15 to May 12, 2022.
Reliance Foundation Conferred with Sports for Social Change Award at Prestigious Sportstar Aces Awards
Reliance Foundation was conferred with the ‘Sports For Social Change (Chairperson’s choice)’ award at the prestigious Annual Sportstar Aces Awards on March 19 in Mumbai. In a video message to the gathering comprising some of India’s leading sportspersons and administrators, Mrs Nita Ambani, Founder & Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, reiterated her vision to make India a “truly global sporting powerhouse”.
IOC member Mrs Nita Ambani hails decision to award Mumbai IOC session in 2023
Mumbai received a historic 99% of the votes in favour of its bid from the delegates participating in the process, with 75 members endorsing its candidature to host the IOC session in 2023.
Reliance Foundation’s 230 beds Paediatric Covid Hospital at Jamnagar e-inaugurated by Hon’ble CM of Gujarat Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel
After setting up a 400 bed COVID care facility in Jamnagar in a record time of less than a week, Reliance Foundation has now setup Gujarat’s first paediatric COVID hospital with 230 beds. This facility was e-inaugurated by the state’s Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel at Guru Govindsingh Hospital in Jamnagar. Present with him at this inauguration were the state’s ministers, local MP, MLAs and senior officials from the government of Gujarat, as well as Shri Parimal Nathwani, Director-Corporate Affairs at Reliance Industries Ltd and Rajya Sabha MP.
Reliance Foundation announces WomenConnect Challenge India grantees
This is a joint initiative launched by Reliance Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help identify solutions to close the gender digital divide. Ten organizations from across India have been selected as grantees through this challenge and over 3 lakh (300,000) women and girls across 17 states of India will benefit from initiatives to close the gender digital divide and empower women through technology.
Reliance Foundation provides 2.5 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses free to the Kerala government
In a boost to the vaccination initiatives of the Government of Kerala, Reliance Foundation has provided 2.5 lakh free COVID-19 vaccine doses for the state.
Reliance Foundation and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai to provide three lakh free COVID-19 vaccines for Mumbai’s underprivileged communities
In a major outreach scheme to protect Mumbai’s vulnerable communities, Reliance Foundation through Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital will collaborate with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to provide three lakh COVID-19 vaccination doses to communities across 50 locations in Mumbai.
Reliance Foundation 400-bed COVID care facility at Jamnagar e-inaugurated by Gujarat CM Vijaybhai Rupani and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani
As India grapples with an unprecedented new wave of the COVID pandemic, Reliance is making an all-out effort to save precious lives. The first phase of the proposed 1,000 bedded hospital, a 400-bed COVID-care facility at Jamnagar was e-inaugurated yesterday evening by Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani and Reliance Industries Chairman Shri Mukesh Ambani.
Reliance Industries rallies its resources on a war footing to become Indias largest producer of medical grade liquid oxygen from a single location
As India grapples with an unprecedented new wave of the Covid Pandemic, Reliance Industries has risen to the occasion by making an all-out effort to save precious lives.
Reliance Foundation to set up 1000-bedded Covid Care facilities in Jamnagar
Reliance Foundation is setting up 1,000 bedded Covid Care facilities with oxygen supply in Jamnagar. All services will be provided free of cost to the citizens and the entire cost of setting up and running the facilities will be borne by Reliance.
Reliance Foundation scales up COVID operations in Mumbai
In response to the massive surge of COVID cases in Mumbai, Reliance Foundation (RF) has scaled up its operations to address the growing needs of COVID management in the city and strengthen the Government’s fight against the pandemic.
Reliance Foundation Odisha High Performance Center Athletes to Build on Federation Cup Gains
The 24th National Federation Cup in Patiala earlier this month has provided the coaching staff at the Reliance Foundation Odisha Athletics High Performance Center (HPC) in Bhubaneswar
Nita Mukesh Ambani launches ‘Her Circle’ – An empowering and comprehensive content, social media, and goal-fulfilment digital platform for women
On International Women’s Day this year, Mrs. Nita Mukesh Ambani is pleased to announce Her Circle, a unique new initiative that synergises women’s power with the power of the digital revolution.
Smt. Nita Ambani inaugurates One-Stop Breast Clinic at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital
On “World Cancer Day”, Smt. Nita Mukesh Ambani inaugurated the “One-stop Breast Clinic” at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.
Applications Open for the Reliance Foundation & W-GDP WomenConnect Challenge India
Today, more than 1 billion women in low- and middle-income countries still do not own mobile phones, and the gap between the number of men and women using the internet has grown steadily
Reliance Foundation Announces New Partnership with W-GDP and USAID to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide in India
Under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Reliance Foundation will bridge the gender digital divide in India.
Smt. Nita M. Ambani recognised among world's top philanthropists in 2020 by leading US magazine- Town & Country
The Summer issue of Town & Country, America’s leading general interest magazine, has featured Smt Nita M. Ambani and the Reliance Foundation among the Top Philanthropists of 2020
Reliance Industries Announces Rs. 500 Crore Contribution to PM CARES Fund
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) today announced a donation of Rs. 500 crore to PM CARES Fund in response to the call by the Prime Minister to support the nation’s fight against the Coronavirus onslaught
Reliance Industries further Steps Up its Support to India's Fight Against Coronavirus
Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) has responded to its call-of-duty to be at the service of the nation 24x7 in our collective fight against Covid-19. RIL has already initiated a multi-pronged prevention, mitigation, and ongoing support strategy
Reliance Foundation hosts 4000 underprivileged children at a special preview of JioWonderland™ - Mumbai’s new festive extravaganza
Smt. Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, helped spread the cheer of festive season amongst 4000 underprivileged children on December 25 by giving them a special preview
Nita Ambani makes a strong case of Indian Sports growing ecosystem; invites global sport leaders to ‘New India’, land of limitless sporting opportunities
Mrs. Nita Ambani, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Founder Chairperson, Reliance Foundation called upon the global leaders in sports to see India as a land of limitless opportunities
Reliance Foundation welcomes NBA for first-ever NBA Game in India, celebrating six years of partnership
Children from the Reliance Foundation Jr. NBA Program witnessed the first NBA India game between Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers, commemorating six years of the program
Nita Ambani to present ceremonial ‘Match Ball’ to NBA
Reliance Foundation celebrates six years of India partnership with NBA. Invites stadium full of RF Jr NBA kids to watch the NBA stars live
Reliance Foundation’s initiative on plastic waste management in five villages of Patan district in Gujarat.
Reliance Foundation (RF) has undertaken a plastic waste management initiative in the villages of Nayatwada, Abiyana, Masali, Chalvada and Dholakda in Patan District, Gujarat
Reliance Foundation awards 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Award & announces the 2019 edition of Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards
Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018.
Smt Nita M. Ambani dedicates Dhirubhai Ambani Square at the Jio World Centre to Mumbai, with a premiere of musical fountain show for the city’s underprivileged children
As a mark of its gratitude and love for Mumbai, Nita and Mukesh Ambani and Reliance Industries dedicated to the city, and to all the 20 million Mumbaikars, a new and proud icon today - the Dhirubhai Ambani Square.
Reliance Foundation reaches out to families of Pulwama CRPF Martyrs
The entire Reliance Parivar fully shares the outrage of 1.3 billion Indians at the barbaric terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy on the Jammu–Srinagar highway, in which 40 brave jawans were martyred.
Nita Ambani made member of IOC's Olympic Channel Commission
Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, has been elected in two prestigious commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including the prestigious Olympic Channel Commission.
Nita Ambani honoured by The Metropolitan Museum of Art for her philanthropic efforts, in New York
Mrs. Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation, was honoured by the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) in New York
Smt. Nita Ambani addresses the 'Sport at the Service of Humanity' Conference held by the Vatican in conjunction with the UN and the IOC - The only representative from India at the Conference
Smt. Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson, Reliance Foundation addressed the delegates at the Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference – The First Global Conference on Faith and Sport,
Nita Ambani meets Pichavai artists, Vows to rejuvenate world's oldest practising art form
Continuing with her journey, which last year saw Reliance Foundation exhibiting Pichavai paintings to the world, Smt. Nita Ambani, Founder and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, interacted with a group of Pichavai painters.
Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) embarks upon creating unified sports culture for India
Mrs. Nita Ambani, Member of International Olympic Committee and Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, today kicked off one of the most ambitious multi-discipline pan India school
Nita Ambani gets elected at Rio and becomes the first Indian woman in the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that leading Indian philanthropist and the Founder chairperson of the Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani, has been elected as an individual member of the IOC, and will become India’s first woman to join the prestigious body.
Reliance Foundation kicks-off National Youth Sports competition
Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Saturday (July 23, 2016) digitally launched the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports initiative pan India, kicking off nation's largest multi-city, multi-sports school and college sports competition.
Reliance Foundation revives Sona River
As a major step, Reliance Foundation has revived Sona River in Soygaon block in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. This project benefits 14,000 people and irrigates 2,500 acres of farm land in five villages - Amkheda, Galwada, Wetalwadi, Soygaon and Sonadwad. It also recharges more than 100 wells in the region and provides water for drinking and irrigation.
Reliance Foundation Young Champs Residential Scholarships
Nita Ambani, Amitabh Bachchan and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, bestow Reliance Foundation Young Champs residential scholarships on 24 talented young footballers on 27 May 2015.
Reliance Foundation Mission Rahat - Nepal
A powerful earthquake near its capital, Kathmandu, shook Nepal on 25 April 2015, killing thousands. Reliance Foundation, understanding the magnitude of the calamity, responded swiftly with a relief mission.
Reliance Foundation's Social Initiative Education for All (EFA)
Over 17,000 underprivileged children, including 200 special kids, witnessed the IPL match between Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad as part of Mumbai Indians-Reliance Foundation's Social Initiative Education for All (EFA), on 25 April 2015.
Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital is now fully operational
Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre is a 345-bed, multi-specialty tertiary care hospital with 6 thrust areas: Cardiac Sciences, Neuro Sciences, Oncology, Orthopaedics & Spine, Nephro-Urology, and Woman & Child Health.
RF Supports The Elephanta Festival
Reliance Foundation is proud to associate itself with events that widen the global focus on India as a nation of rich talent, culture and artistry.