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.

Michael Steinberg

Michael Steinberg is the Managing Partner of Steinberg Asset Management a New York based value equity investment firm, which he founded in 1982. In 2011 Steinberg Asset Management began investing in Indian equities. The firm’s India Opportunities Fund was recognized as the Best India Fund by Eureka Hedge in 2014. He is on the Advisory Board of H2 Capital, among the largest dedicated commercial real estate (“CRE”) credit managers in the United States, with approximately $13 billion of assets under management.  Michael is a member of the Board of Manhattan Theater Club and the Henry Street Settlement, serving as finance committee chair for both organizations.  He also serves as a trustee for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust which seeks to promote and advance American theater by supporting playwrights, encouraging the development and production of new work, and providing financial assistance to theater companies across the country.

Michael and his wife, Joan, have two sons, Justin and Gavin, and reside in Manhattan.

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