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.


Gifts of publicly traded securities that have appreciated in value allow you to avoid capital gains taxes while also receiving a tax deduction for your gift. If you give appreciated securities that you have held longer than one year, you are entitled to a charitable deduction from your income tax for the full fair market value of the securities regardless of what you originally paid for them. You may also give appreciated securities that you have held for less than one year; however, your charitable deduction will be limited to your tax basis in the securities rather than fair market value.

The American India Foundation benefits from your generosity by selling the stock without paying taxes on the gain, and with that is able to invest in advancing the organization’s mission.

Publicly traded securities may be transferred electronically from a brokerage account to AIF. Please reference this additional information on making a transfer.

To ensure that your gift is properly credited, please contact us at AIF before you make the gift.

*AIF is a 503(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Federal Tax ID #13-4159765), and donations are tax-deductible or excluded from taxable income to the extent allowed by law. AIF is not a legal or tax advisor. Please consult your legal or tax advisor to discuss your particular situation, including any impact of your state’s tax laws.

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