P.Kesavadev Trust was formed in the year 2001 in memory of late P.Kesavadev, the world renowned novelist, short story writer, social reformer, freedom fighter and eloquent orator whose name and works are closely linked to his history of evolution of modern Kerala.

This is a charity organization actively involved in literacy activities, promoting and preserving health and social and mental well-being of the economically backward population in the state of Kerala and elsewhere.

The major annual literacy event organised by P.Kesavadev Trust since 2005 is the P.Kesavadev Awards.