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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Reducing the distance: Museums in the post-COVID-19 world

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Dancing to the Beat of Their Own Drum

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River of Life: My Ten Months of Experience in the AIF Fellowship

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Hitchhiking through Chennai: A Mirror to People-Powered Partnerships

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Cultural Intricacy: Moments of Bewilderment & Enlightenment

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Architecting Systemic Change: A Framework for Addressing the Climate Crisis

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Bringing the Period to the Workplace

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“Looking through the Purdah:” Finding New Possibilities

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Exploring Kattaikkuttu and an All-Night Performance

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A Comparison of Rural Mountain Communities

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