India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd. The second wave sent an alarming number of people into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. The images from India are difficult to witness, such as those of our citizens with empty oxygen cylinders crowding refilling facilities, hoping to save loved ones in the hospital.
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.
Yet here we are again, and the resurgence of the virus is India is deadlier than ever. Join us in our phase 2 of #AIFCOVID19Response, we need your help now more than ever.
AIF COVID-19 Response
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What people say
— The New York Times
one of the largest and most successful Asian philanthropies
— Madhur Jaffrey, Author and Actress
Every time I attend an AIF event, I am amazed at the dedication of its supporters. No other India-focused NGO in the US has such dedicated and involved supporters. The AIF family is fully committed to eradicating economic and social inequality in India.
— Nirupama Rao, Retired India Foreign Secretary and Indian Ambassador to the United States, China and Sri Lanka
The American India Foundation’s work in connecting the two largest democracies on a philanthropic platform is truly commendable. AIF has built effective interventions that are replicable, scalable and sharply focused on financial transparency and professionalism with sincerity and dedication. The impressive spectrum of Indian Diaspora supporters AIF draws exemplifies its effectiveness in contributing to India’s socio-economic development.
— Noble Laureate Dr. Amartya Sen
AIF has become an effective vehicle for arranging philanthropy related to India in the US. The work has an enormous impact on the lives of the most marginalized people in India.
— Salil Shetty, Amnesty International
AIF’s sustained work has not only made a tangible difference to thousands of Indians who are yet to see the benefits of the country’s macro-economic success but is increasingly having scale impact by influencing government policy on meeting the needs and rights of the poor.
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