Catalyzing Social and Economic Change in India

The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. With the aim to help create an India free from poverty, AIF has impacted 12.9 million lives across 26 states of India.


AIF’s education programs ensure that some of the most marginalized groups have access to high-quality educational opportunities and gain critical life skills alongside 21st century knowledge to prepare them for success in today’s globalized world.

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AIF works closely with the public and private sector to create inclusive and sustainable livelihoods for individuals, families, and communities across India with a long-term goal of equalizing the informal and formal sectors to provide equitable opportunities for all citizens.

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Public Health

AIF promotes maternal and child health by combining increased access to healthcare, improved service delivery, innovative care-based approaches, and capacity-building for healthcare professionals in highly remote areas.

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The AIF Banyan Impact Fellowship

Rooted in the organization’s mission of strengthening the US-India ties, the AIF’s Banyan Impact Fellowship is a bilateral leadership development program that nurtures the next generation of socially-minded leaders from India and the US, while building alongside the capacities of the civil society in the two nations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects across a number of thematic areas and together, represent a collective force that strives to build a better World.

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AIF Approach

Design & Test Innovative Solutions

Create Local Partnerships

Leverage & Share Knowledge

Scale to Amplify Impact

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