The Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) was started in 1996. It is the 16th year of the Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has supported 581 women professionals to do their Post-graduation abroad and in India in various specialized studies. In the 15th year the Foundation introduced scholarships for undergraduate studies for any engineering stream, with the goal to support these girls for four years to complete their course in any chosen engineering stream. Prominent educationists from Pune form the highly motivated team of trustees of the foundation, which is a registered charitable trust.