Charged with a philanthropic zeal, Hakeem Abdul Hameed was helping people financially from the funds of Hamdard (Wakf) Laboratories. As the profits soared, he decided to disburse funds to deserving institutions systematically by creating a separate organization called Hamdard National Foundation in 1964 with eminent scholars, educationists, doctors and social workers to run it. The Hamdard National Foundation, an NGO for Social Welfare was duly registered under Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860
Hakeem Abdul Hameed was consistently active throughout his life for creating an awakening regarding health care education among people belonging to weaker sections of the society. He was greatly inspired by Islamic Concept of charity and had an intense desire to work for uplifment of educationally backward communities. He always wanted to make serious and sincere efforts for educational advancement and professional progress of the members of the Community to which he belonged as he was aware of and felt concerned about their educational and economic backwardness. By the time he died in 1999 at the age of 91, he had set up 25 institutions in different fields of activity ranging from Health and Medicine to Islamic Culture and Indian Civilization. He encouraged commencement of professional & Technical Courses of study at Jamia Hamdard. He created Hamdard National Foundation (India) to receive the profits earned by Hamdard Wakf Laboratories and to use the same for social cause. The Foundation took up charitable causes in the area of Education and Health. His hard works, dedication, sincerity of purpose, honest approach and genuine motivational activities have left lasting impressions for the young generation to follow.