Sivakumar Education Trust was founded by Mr.Sivakumar in the year 1979. He initiated the trust for the philanthropic cause of supporting the education of the poor and needy students from the rural places in Tamil Nadu. He continues to deliver the service of awarding financial assistance to the state topper in the Higher Secondary Examinations every year. The 25 years legacy of nurturing the needy is now carried on by his beloved son and well known actor of the present age Mr. Surya.
In 2008, Surya began Agaram Foundation, which funds for preventing early childhood drop-outs in attaining their right to knowledge & quality education. It provides a platform for better learning and gives them the best in their pursuit of happiness by transforming their dreams to reality. With the Ministry of Education in Tamil Nadu, he created a short commercial video outlining child poverty, labour and lack of education, titled Herova? Zerova?. The film was written and produced by Sivakumar and also starred Joseph Vijay, R. Madhavan and Jyothika.
Agaram Foundation works towards providing appropriate learning opportunities to the rural populace who do not otherwise have access to quality education. Those who have interest to study joining in the school and those who do not have financial support to study will be given scholarship and full free education will be provided to them. For this purpose only the organization collects the funds and moreover the organization focuses on opening many schools and educational trust to provide free education.