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.

This year the American India Foundation is an official sponsor of the 2013 DC South Asian Film Festival.  The festival which highlights independent cinema from South Asia will be showcasing narrative feature films, documentaries and short films in multiple languages.  The festival will take place from May 10th thru 12th at the Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

Come out to support the South Asian arts and AIF by viewing some excellent films you would not get a chance to see anywhere else.  For every ticket sold to an AIF supporter, AIF will receive proceeds from the ticket sales. AIF supporters will also receive discounts on tickets.  Please email us at to let us know you purchased a ticket. We hope to see you there!

To learn more about the festival visit:

To purchase tickets visit:

AIF Supporter Promo Codes:
$10 promo code: saff10d (for $100 and above tickets)
$5 promo code: saff5dc (for $40.00 to $99.00 tickets)
$1 promo code: dcsaffk (for $10.00 to $39.00 tickets)


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