The Mahatma Gandhi Trust was established on 03-04-1987, as a charitable trust under the leadership of Shri T.K.C.Vaduthala a well known writer, visionary and Parliamentarian and a hand full of educated philanthropists from the scheduled castes and tribes of Kochi. The Trust was planned as a platform for the all-round welfare of the poor and down trodden people of Kerala particularly the scheduled castes and tribes. In 1986 Shri T.K.C.Vaduthala became Member of Rajya Sabha. Soon Shri K.R.Narayanan, then Science and Technology Minister in Government of India and later President of India became the Patron of the Trust. As a maiden social service activity, the Trust organized a one year free medical camp in the backward village, Kanjiaramittam, Ernakulam District, Kerala in 1988. Unfortunately the Trust could not get the leadership of Shri TKC Vaduthala for long as he passed away in 1989, in the second year of his tenure as MP. The Trust pulled on with a group of hard working youth and some philanthropic senior bureaucrats. The closure of the one year Medical camp at Kanjiramittam saw the inauguration of a multi specialty poly clinic at Eroor near Thripunithura in a rented building. The poly clinic too operated for over a year providing value based medical service to many poor people in and around Eroor. As the income from poor patients and other sources could not meet the burden to maintain the rented building and pay the doctors, the Poly clinic was closed after a year of operation. But by then the office bearers had realized the need for the Trusts own land and building for sustained service. Now the tust has One and Half acre land at Tripunithura for further developmental activities and an office building in the heart of Cochin city, Kadavanthra.
Recogonizing the meritorious social services rendered by the Trust, The Government of Kerala awarded the 69th prestigious Temple Entry Proclamation Award to Mahatmagandhi Trust.