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:

American Tower

American Tower support MANSI through a voice-based community media platform to support rural and low-income communities dealing with the fallout from Covid-19. It deploys a participatory Interactive Voice Response (IVR) platform to Inform, Engage and Hear voices from hard-to-reach marginalized communities, and provide adequate, understandable information and simple guidance to the community in the local language.

Adobe

Adobe India has contributed to AIF’s Covid-19 relief work, this donation will help AIF source much-needed ventilators for hospitals, along with preventive/hygiene kits for frontline health workers and migrant communities.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Bank of America believes that to be sustainable, it has to share our success with communities. As part of this work, Bank of America develops strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations focusing on improving the lives of individuals and families by investing in basic needs and workforce development and education and also strengthening broader community vitality by addressing needs related to affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization.

Citi Foundation

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

Dell

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.

Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF)

The main principles of the Guru Krupa Foundation (GKF), based in New York, include helping those who are less fortunate, supporting causes related to the acquisition of knowledge, and preserving the heritage and knowledge that has already been acquired (guru-krupa.org). In its first year supporting AIF, GKF will fund two Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) outreach activities in two villages in Karnataka, India, to improve access to learning for children of sugarcane migrants. The LRCs, which will be used by 1,500 children from grades 1-10 in 10 surrounding villages, will host a library and provide children access to laptops, tablets, interactive software, online resources & other technical necessities, including STEM kits.

Micron

Micron has funded a Covid-19 relief project with the aim to save lives of those critically ill, protect those who are directly involved in healthcare provision, and prevent frontline health workers at the grassroots level. This included building capacity of overburdened health facilities, providing personal protective equipment, and skills training for health care providers.

Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST)

RIST works to support poverty alleviation and well-being of communities in India. RIST has supported AIF since 2009 – in recent years, RIST expanded the Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative (MANSI) to 5 blocks in Uttarakhand to support essential newborn care for infants and expectant mothers. RIST is also a prominent supporter of AIF’s Clinton Fellowship Program, enabling 8 young professionals annually the opportunity to work on sustainable projects, strengthen civil society, and immerse themselves in the Indian culture.

Sacramento Kings and Pacers Basketball

Before the first-ever India Games, the National Basketball Association (NBA), Sacramento Kings, and Indiana Pacers partnered with AIF to lead their legacy project in India. The NBA and teams supported a holistic School Transformation Program (STP) for students in five under-resourced municipal schools in Mumbai. One of the five schools acts as a ‘hub school’ with a robotics lab and basketball court. The basketball court will be utilized by students from all five schools to teach sports-based life skills around leadership, gender equity, character, teamwork, and communication, along with academic success.

Sarva Mangal Trust

Sarva Mangal has partnered with the American India Foundation to advance education and livelihood opportunities across India. The Trust provides workplace readiness and industry skills training through the Market Aigned Skills Training (MAST) program, impacting 350 disadvantaged young people every year in Rewari, Haryana. In education, Sarva Mangal is helping 30 public schools improve their teaching through technology and STEM-focused pedagogy in the Karimnagar district of Telangana, impacting 5,855 children, and ensuring rural children in Gujarat have access to quality education by underwriting three seasonal hostels in the state of Gujarat.

SBI Foundation

SBI Foundation supports AIF’s Ability Based Livelihood Empowerment (ABLE) program through a unique initiative called Project SAMEIP, jointly supported by Microsoft India. The aim of SAMEIP is to enable career pathways for underserved young persons with disabilities (PwDs) in the digitally transformed BFSI sector in India through collaboration, training & advocacy.

Tarsadia Foundation

Tarsadia is committed to improving the effectiveness of National and State Government in India through advocacy across all AIF programs. Tarsadia has dedicated resources to build capacity and relationships at all levels of government with accomplishments in: major education policy adoption of children of migrant workers, education policy investing in technology infrastructure and capacity, raising awareness on the rights of people with disabilities, influencing public health policy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.

The Desai Sethi Foundation

DSF is committed to improving the lives of underserved individuals through education, entrepreneurship, and wellness. DSF has supported AIF’s vital education programming since 2006. In recent years, DSF worked to improve learning outcomes through AIF’s STEM-based Digital Equalizer (DE) program in 30 schools in Amreli, Gujarat.

WestBridge Capital

WestBridge Capital’s project will support LAMP in Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to reach over 42,000 beneficiaries across 300 villages. WestBridge has supported the replicable and scalable model of improving public schools, including: universal access, pre-primary education, addressing learning deficits of children in elementary/secondary grades, and building capacity with government teachers to empower first generation learners.

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