In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

A year ago, as the world was grappling with the beginnings of an unprecedented global pandemic, the American India Foundation (AIF) quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the US.

AIF COVID19 Relief So Far

During this virulent second wave, AIF has been working tirelessly to bring a critical COVID19 interventions. Leveraging its 20 years of experience working in humanitarian crisis, with various state governments and civil society organisations, AIF has so far, secured 5,000 oxygen concentrators, 2,600 hospital beds across 35 cities, Oxygen plants across 45 cities of India and 30,000 non-electric ventilators to abate the health infrastructure shortages.

Designing long term sustainable solution to the pandemic, AIF launched The First Million program – a campaign to inoculate a million most vulnerable Indians. Its immediate focus includes facilitating registrations, securing priority vaccination slots for the vulnerable population and resolving multiple access issues through personalised support.



AIF COVID-19 Response

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Million Lives Impacted


NGO Partners


States of India


Million Dollars Raised

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AIF's Public Health program in collaboration with @CHRobinson has been responding through need-based assessment and by providing essential medical equipment to serve the people in Chamoli district affected by the #Uttarakhand glacier burst disaster.


Our first oxygen plant (a 250 LPM PSA Oxygen Generator) has been up and running at Rui Hospital, Taluk Baramati, Pune. 🙌🏼

A big shout-out to @AIFoundation and all our users who contributed.


AIF in partnership with district & state administration is setting up Oxygen Plants across 50 cities in India.
The first 500 LPM PSA Oxygen Generation Plant has been set up at Rui Hospital, Baramati, #Pune in collaboration with implementation partner @Paytm


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