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 8.4 million lives across 26 states of India.


Our vision is what guides every aspect of our work by describing what we need to accomplish in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth. AIF’s vision is to Contribute to building an India where all people can gain access to affordable education, health care and livelihood opportunities, and where all Indians can realize their full potential.

Engage, inform, and inspire those passionate about India by building a trusted bridge and secure channel for philanthropic funding from the United States and other regions across the world, and its effective investment in the most innovative and scalable projects in India.

Uphold principles of secularism, transparency, and accountability in all of our activities.



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

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