With the founding of the MJF Charitable Foundation, Settlor of Dilmah, Merrill J Fernando, realized his vision of making business a matter of human service. His commitment to humanitarian assistance rendered to disadvantaged and impoverished communities has today benefitted the lives of more than 100,000 underprivileged Sri Lankans.
Our ‘reason for being’
We believe that the success of Dilmah lies in the combined efforts of our worker force, management and the community. The work of the MJF Charitable Foundation is a gesture of gratitude to those who have supported Dilmah Settlor and Founder Merrill J Fernando’s vision. It is his way of giving back to those that gave him success in such generous proportions.
The MJF Charitable Foundation was established in January, 2003 with the objective of utilizing revenue from sales of Dilmah Tea, in implementing charitable projects designed to uplift communities and individuals who are considered marginalized or underprivileged.
The Trustees of the MJF Charitable Foundation include:
Since its inception in 2003, The MJF Charitable Foundation has evolved and grown more rapidly than anticipated and has developed into a unique and perceptive charitable organisation that focuses on long-term sustainability through the empowerment of individuals, families and communities. The result has been the implementation of a number of meaningful and innovative projects and programmes that rewarded the lives of many…
The work of the MJF Charitable Foundation is made possible through the global sales of Dilmah and by your generosity. It is through the kindness of our donors that we have rewarded the lives of our beneficiaries. We could not have done it without you.