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.

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A narrative of vicarious traumatization and vicarious resilience in prisons

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“Earlier, I used to wonder what my future would be. Now I have no fears.”

Archana, like thousands of youth in India, was searching for a smooth transition from high […]

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It is one’s ability, not disability, that defines any individual.

Born with speech and hearing disability, 24-year- old Rahul’s tenacity and determination shone through, once […]

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A Covid-19 warrior protecting her village through awareness and surveillance around the clock

Taramuni has been a community health worker since 2006. Trained under AIF’s MANSI program in […]

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“I am now interested in things that people think only boys love doing”

Pallavi’s parents hail from a remote village of Satara in Maharashtra. For generations, they have […]

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AIF Fellowship 2020-21 COMMENCES

It is with great honor that we welcome eleven exemplary passion driven change makers that […]

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Vivek Bantwal Joins the AIF Board

Vivek Bantwal How did you come to learn of AIF?  I was very fortunate to […]

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22 Women of MAST produced and distributed 35,000 masks and 2,710 health and hygiene kits

The Shahnaz Taplin Women Empowerment Fund supports AIF’s livelihood project in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. It […]

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Remote Learning Strategies in COVID times

Along with the rest of the world, COVID-19 has had an immense impact on students […]

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THIS MOBILE LIBRARY IS A LIFELINE

The Mobile Library, a pilot project by AIF’s Learning and Migration Program (LAMP), aims to […]

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