The Tej Kohli Foundation engenders the faith of Tej Kohli in the promise of new technologies. The ‘Rebuilding You’ philosophy that Tej has instilled into the Tej Kohli Foundation stems from his desire to rebuild people and communities by making life-changing interventions, often using technology.
Well-known for his philanthropic streak; he has donated millions of dollars to various causes, including hunger prevention and healthcare.
The Tej Kohli Foundation is an organization that was founded by Tej Kohli. The foundation focuses on providing access to healthcare for people in need. Kohli has donated millions of dollars to the foundation, and it has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The foundation has also been recognized for its innovation and impact.
The first branch of the Tej Kohli Foundation was FundaKohli – a series of canteens set up around Costa Rica that has fed thousands upon thousands of children and families since 2005. With his passion for helping others alongside saying that giving back is one of the most important things in life, he has committed to making a difference in the world.
Until 2021 the biggest Tej Kohli not-for-profit project was the ‘Tej Kohli Cornea Institute’ in India. It welcomed 223,404 outpatients and completed 43,255 free surgical procedures between 2015 and 2019. This experience led to Tej Kohli’s obsession with solving the poverty-driven treatment gap by developing a treatment for blindness which is affordable and accessible and scalable. In July 2019 Tej Kohli gifted $2m to Harvard Medical School to fund such innovations.
During this time, Kohli also worked with several others in working towards making the world a better and safer place. He donated much of his wealth to organisations such as the Salvation Army, Caudwell Children and the Caring Family Foundation.
On top of this, Tej Kohli also created and funded ‘YouCube’ – a project that supported families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. YouCube featured nutritious food, educational resources and entertainment.
In November 2019, the Tej Kohli Foundation launched its ‘Future Bionics’ program, which provides 3D-printed ‘bionic’ arms to disabled young people. Kohli funded the gifting of the bionic ‘Hero Arm’ to several children and teenagers.
Following the success of these philanthropic endeavours, Kohli looked towards a larger project, the Tej Kohli & Ruit Foundation.