The American India Foundation works closely with corporations and foundations to fill critical funding gaps in our programs while enabling us to expand our work into new areas and accelerate impact. Many corporations and foundations partner with us not only to meet crucial development needs in India, but also to establish philanthropic and community engagement platforms across India and providing a nourishing and enriching environment for communities that they serve.
We are proud to feature some of our partnerships below:
The American India Foundation has partnered with Adobe to implement its Adobe Youth Voices program since 2008 and is proud to be its largest partner in India with 65 sites in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar. Adobe Youth Voices is the Adobe Foundation’s global signature philanthropy program that empowers youth in underserved communities around the globe with real-world experiences and 21st century tools to communicate their ideas, exhibit their potential, and take action in their communities.
American Express began supporting AIF’s leadership development program, the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India, in 2013. The partnership sponsors five Clinton Fellows and recruits AIF Fellowship Host NGOs for potential inclusion in the annual American Express Leadership Academy for emerging NGO leaders.
Applied Materials Foundation
The Applied Materials Foundation has supported our work in livelihoods, education, and leadership since 2006. Applied Materials has supported more than 100 Digital Equalizer centers in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, provided scholarships for high-need children to receive technology education programs, set up solar-powered schools, and sponsored William J. Clinton Fellows in a number of regions and issue areas.
Citi Foundation has supported the Market Aligned Skills Training (MAST) for underprivileged youth since 2011, focusing on the development of financial literacy training curricula for MAST which will be widely disseminated through interactive training programs and an innovative mobile application. The partnership includes support of 14 MAST Centers in Delhi NCR and Jaipur, resulting in more than 3,100 youth trained, 75% of whom are expected to be placed in formal employment in the service sector.
Dell has supported the Digital Equalizer since 2009 in 99 schools to provide more than 70,000 underserved youth and more than 1,400 teachers with access to technology and empower them with 21st century skills. Dell also expanded its support of Connected Classrooms to 30 schools, creating a collaborative, technology-enabled learning environment for 12,000 students.
The Hans Foundation
The Hans Foundation has supported our work in education since 2009. In 2014, AIF and Hans have deepened the partnership to include catalytic funding to expand the Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) to five blocks in Uttarakhand to support essential newborn care for 30,000 infants and 34,000 expectant mothers. The Hans Foundation also launched the Digital Equalizer program in Uttarakhand, reaching 100 schools and 25,000 students, and is supporting the training and job placement of 2,000 persons with disabilities through the VEER campaign.
Human Dignity Foundation
The Human Dignity Foundation is a lead donor of our LAMP Pathways program, which helps to increase demand for education and enables girls to attend secondary school in the Kutch district in Gujarat, India. The latest innovation of AIF’s signature LAMP program, providing access to quality education for migrant communities across India, LAMP Pathways is a project of the prestigious Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), a global multi-donor collaborative to accelerate innovation in secondary education, programming, research, and development.
The American India Foundation has partnered with ICICI Bank since 2010 in the area of leadership development to create the next generation of global leaders through the William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India.
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a lead donor of our LAMP Pathways program, which helps to increase demand for education and enables girls to attend secondary school in the Kutch district in Gujarat, India. The latest innovation of AIF’s signature LAMP program, providing access to quality education for migrant communities across India, LAMP Pathways is a project of the prestigious Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE), a global multi-donor collaborative to accelerate innovation in secondary education, programming, research, and development.
Oracle has partnered with AIF to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through the Digital Equalizer platform. The partnership aims to create innovative, interactive learning environments for students to learn inquiry skills and critical thinking through effective science education and experiential learning. More than 16,000 students and 150 teachers will benefit from STEM education across 70 schools in the four states of Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.
SanDisk has supported the Digital Equalizer since 2006, offering both financial and in-kind support. SanDisk and American India Foundation have expanded the long-term partnership in 2015 through site-specific support for Digital Equalizer in semi-urban and urban schools in Karnatka, the program’s largest presence, and helping to create Learning Resource Centers for migrant communities in the Learning and Migration Program (LAMP) in some 250 villages across Gujarat and Odisha, reaching more than 30,000 children.
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Drew Foxman, Senior Director
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