The American India Foundation (AIF) is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged—with a special focus on women, children, and youth—through high impact interventions in education, livelihoods, and public health. As a binational organization strengthening the bridge between the civil societies of the world’s largest and two most powerful democracies, AIF also cultivates a robust platform for leadership development through its fellowship program, nurturing the next generation of globally minded changemakers.
Our vision is to collectively and tirelessly work to create a more equitable, inclusive, and vibrant democracy in India where each individual, regardless of location, gender, or social status, can realize their full potential.
We Are AIF
Promote inquiry and innovation across all levels of the organization Build creative capacity of all stakeholders through openness to new ideas, collaborative problem-solving, cross-functional teamwork, and a multiplicity of perspectives
Provide equal opportunities to all to contribute to India’s development Create a culture of collaboration and teamwork, encouraging information sharing and participatory decision-making
Value all individuals and their contributions equally without regard to their race, class, caste, gender, ability, sexuality, or career level Listen to a diversity of perspectives to promote the most effective approach to collaborative problem-solving Practice thoughtfulness, kindness, and empathy with all stakeholders
Be honest and truthful in all circumstances while addressing conflict and challenges openly Uphold the highest ethical standards, including equanimity, transparency and accountability Resolve disputes and conflicts of interest proactively and fairly
Model continuous improvement, striving every day to best meet the changing needs of India’s poor, while maintaining razor-like focus on the AIF mission and values