Tata Trusts is amongst India's oldest, non-sectarian philanthropic organisations. The Trusts own two-third of the stock-holding of Tata Sons Limited, the apex company of the Tata group of companies. The wealth that accrues from this asset supports an assortment of causes, institutions and individuals in a wide variety of areas. This way, the profits that Tata companies earn, go back many times over to the communities they operate in. The funds have been deployed towards community development programmes across the country, for over 100 years now.