About Persistent Foundation

Persistent Systems has been donating 1% of its profits towards social causes since 1995. The Persistent Foundation was established in 2009 to expand the vision and define the scope of Corporate Social Responsibility. Health, Education and Community Development are the areas of work and Pune, Nagpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Goa are the locations for execution of identified projects.

Our Vision

To provide sustainable solutions for local communities around Healthcare, Education and Community Development to empower long-lasting impact.

Our Mission

To encourage inspired action from individuals and groups through the contribution of time and resources to build a better society for humanity.

Our Values

Life Sciences


Creating opportunity to improve lives through new skill development.



Providing long-lasting, environmentally friendly solutions for the communities we operate in.



Working hand-in-hand with community members where we provide solutions.

Sonali Deshpande


Message from the Chairperson

“The Foundation has decided to spread its wings to Indore and Gurugram for increasing CSR activities. We have also decided to venture into a new area of Wildlife Conservation and Restoration of Heritage. This would include the preservation of wildlife and restoration of museums and heritage sites.”

This past year has been fulfilling and rewarding as always. With COVID as a nightmare to be kept firmly buried in the past, the Foundation efforts were in full swing. We grew and expanded as Persistent blossomed into a billion-dollar Company. Our funds have increased significantly and we are looking forward to amplifying some existing partnerships as well as inculcating new ones.

In the Education sector, we onboarded our new batch of Kiran Scholars and successfully bade adieu to the graduating batch, having secured good jobs. We were able to help 2,000 children with meals through Akshaya Patra. Our funds helped improve infrastructure in schools by building rooftop solar plants, constructing a hostel building and setting up a science lab. Our Study Centres and Support Classes helped the students with extra coaching in the school curriculum. In skill development, we have girls undergoing training in nursing, beauty salons, call center operations, goat rearing and other such activities. In Hyderabad, we work with Ashray Akruti which is a school for children with hearing impairment. We have helped fund cochlear implant surgeries along with speech therapy, computer training, art craft exposure and similar activities.

In the Health sector, we were able to fund 800 cleft lip and palate surgeries through ABMSS across the state of Maharashtra along with Hyderabad and Bengaluru. We also provided dental treatment, nutrition, speech therapy and nasal correction surgeries. Almost 700 cataract surgeries were performed through the Foundation funds across Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Close to 300 pediatric surgeries with Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission and 15 supra specialized pediatric surgeries through the Balshalyakriya camp in association with the Gaud Saraswat Brahmin Sabha in Nagpur were conducted through the Foundation funds. The nutrition program in Hyderabad and Bangalore implemented through Annapoorna showed fantastic improvement in the health of 996 children who went through the process. It was so heartening to see these little babies gradually grow healthy and strong.

In the Community Development sector, we planted 8,000+ trees and nurtured 5,000+ more. We helped to construct two wells, covering a cluster of four villages and helping 280 people with drinking water issues. Some small rooftop solar plants and solar water heaters have significantly impacted the rural community. The Impact Assessment Report showed a 66% increase in the annual income of farmers in our areas of intervention. These projects were executed with the help of BAIF. These also included artificial insemination centers for cattle, silage making, farmer training, capacity building, health camps in the villages and many more. The support for livelihood provided to more than 1,250 individuals helped them to use their skills and become financially independent. The interventions were for bamboo farming, soft skills, food production, marketing and sales to name a few. The waste management project with Econplast was a big success. They created paving blocks from collected garbage by recycling it for road construction purposes.

The ACM India Early Career Research Award for 2022 was presented to Dr. Partha Pratim Talukdar. This is a very prestigious award in India which is sponsored by the Persistent Foundation.

We look forward to the new year with great excitement and anticipation. The Foundation has decided to spread its wings to Indore and Gurugram for increasing CSR activities. We have also decided to venture into a new area of Wildlife Conservation and Restoration of Heritage. This would include the preservation of wildlife and restoration of museums and heritage sites. We look forward to working in this new genre of activities.

I would like to thank the Persistent Systems Board and the CSR Committee for their continued faith in our work. The Foundation Board is always encouraging and guiding us in our journey of constant learning and development through the years. The Foundation team is an amazing combination of dedication, perseverance and enthusiasm. I have great pride, respect and admiration for their commitment to the Foundation.

The year ended on a great high! Persistent reached $1 billion in revenue. We are so proud of the employees, the leadership and the Board, who all have worked very hard to make this happen. Congratulations to each of the 22,750+ stars for their passion and aspirations to achieve this significant milestone. We wish them all the very best for a shining future and look forward to more participation and collaboration with the Foundation initiatives.


Powering our mission under the able guidance of our trustees.

Sonali Deshpande

Persistent Foundation

Dr. Anand Deshpande

Chairman and Managing Director, Persistent Systems Ltd

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Pradeep Bhargava

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Sunil Sapre

Executive Director and CFO,
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Yogesh Patgaonkar

Chief People Officer,
Persistent Systems Ltd


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Cdr. Jayant Konde

Chief Administrative Officer,
Persistent Systems Ltd


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Sameer Bendre

Chief of Operations,
Persistent Systems Ltd


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Dilip Kale

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Meet the team

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Vaibhav Nikam

Assistant Manager

Rushikesh Barsawade

Assistant Manager

Pooja Kulkarni


Suparna Deshpande





Outstanding Initiatives under Corporate Social Responsibility for the year 2016-17

FY 2016-17

Best CSR Award in IT sector at Nagpur

Best CSR Award in IT sector at Nagpur, Year 2016

FY 2016


Award by Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association For Innovative & Path breaking initiatives in the areas of Community Development& Environment Protection by Member Companies, Year 2016

FY 2016


CSR Award: Award by AMITY university, Year 2014

FY 2014


CSR excellence award: Award by ASM group, Year 2014

FY 2014

Business Standard

CSR award: Award by Business Standard Ltd., Year 2014

FY 2014

Award by Global CSR Excellence & Leadership

Best CSR practices: Award by Global CSR Excellence & Leadership, Year 2014

FY 2014


Best CSR practices: Award by Global CSR, Year 2014

FY 2014


HR Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility: Award by ET NOW, Year 2013

FY 2013

India Human Capital Awards

Best CSR strategy: Award by India Human Capital Awards, Year 2012

FY 2012

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