Established in 1983 by Modern School Old Students' Association (MSOSA), an alumni association of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi, the Modernites Trust is engaged in a number of cultural and sporting activities to raise funds for supporting various philanthropic and charitable causes. The Modernites Trust has contributed to national causes such as the Kargil War Relief in 1999, Gujarat Earthquake in 2000 and Tsunami relief effort in 2004.
The most important and prominent activity the Trust supports is the Scholarship Programme under which free education in Modern School is provided to meritorious and needy students from the under-privileged sections of society.Since its inception, there have been over 78 beneficiaries. Currently, 29 students are studying in Modern School, Barakhamba Road under this programme.
Other objectives of the Modernites Trust include promotion of education, literature, science and fine arts; aiding an institution or person for research in Indology and Indian cultural studies; providing medical relief to the poor and needy and giving financial help by way of stipend, aid, loans or grants to any person, society, trust, institution, organisation or authority for the relief, educational or medical, of the poor and socially vulnerable.