Vattikuti Foundation

The Vattikuti Foundation is a non-profit corporation that was founded in 1997. The Foundation serves both the local community in Southeast Michigan as well as causes in India and other parts of the world. Through the Vattikuti Foundation Raj and his wife Padma continue to lend their support to a number of worthwhile charitable causes. The foundation has distinguished itself by founding the Vattikuti Urology Institute at Henry Ford Hospitals and the Vattikuti Digital Breast Diagnostic Center at Beaumont Hospitals. Vattikuti Foundation also focuses on creating an infrastructure to coordinate and reach out to the people who are in poverty through the Poverty Alleviation Initiative program in India. The goal of this project is to reach over a million people over the next ten years. 

Our major initiatives

Poverty Alleviation Initiative

Vattikuti Medical and Education foundation (VMEF) is dedicated to helping poverty alleviation in the rural Indian communities. The Poverty Alleviation Initiative (PAI) was launched in Sept 2009 by the foundation and focus on enlarging the scope of Community Based Organisation led initiatives in entitlements, education, enterprises and employment (4Es), …

Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Surgery Institute

The mission of the VFRSI is to develop worldwide centers of excellence dedicated to the practice of state-of-the-art robotic surgery and to innovate through collaboration with its global network of multispecialty institutes. These institutes will leverage their collective wisdom to provide a positive surgical experience that is affordable to patient…


Raj and Padma Vattikuti are the founders of Vattikuti Foundation. They work closely with the team on every new project, shapes the foundation strategies and provides overall direction to the whole organisation.

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