Since 2006, Tanoto Foundation, an independent family philanthropy organisation founded by Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto in 1981, has collaborated with Gadjah Mada University to develop future global leaders through leadership and scholarship program. Through a program called TELADAN, Tanoto Foundation aims to produce leaders who are also able to face challenges by involving participants in various soft skills training, internships and apprenticeships, community development programs, as well as activities which develop collaboration and networking skills. To date, more than 500 students from UGM have benefitted by this program.
In 2010, Tanoto Foundation cooperated with UGM to improve the quality of human resources, especially in the Faculty of Forestry, on the completion of construction of the Faculty of Forestry’s Administration and Post-Graduate Building.
In 2019, Tanoto Foundation provides endowment funds to the University of Gadjah Mada in the amount of IDR500 million which is intended to fund scholarships for UGM students. This support makes the Tanoto Foundation the first independent philanthropic organization that provides endowment funds to UGM.