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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Lessons Learned from a Virtual Fellowship

In mid-March of 2019 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I and many of […]

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Lessons Learned from Distance Learning

It’s been nearly two months since I began teaching for Yuwa School as a remote […]

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

During the AIF Clinton Fellowship Endpoint conference, I got the opportunity to share my fellowship […]

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Panchayati Divorce: Its Implications and Legal Sanctity

“Is your husband your friend as well?” I asked.* A question that was included in […]

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A Comparison of Rural Mountain Communities

I had only been in India for seven days, nestled in Zorba the Buddha, an […]

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An Unconventional NGO: Combating Child Marriage in Rajasthan

Its 5:30 in the morning and the day has started. The girls are rushing around […]

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7 Life Lessons I Learned from Creating Native Forests in the Himalayas

Aayush’s Fellowship is made possible by the Rural India Supporting Trust. Alaap, the organization I […]

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Experiencing the Journey of Serve, Learn, Lead: Part II

“How long would you push yourself out of your comfort zone?” This question kept revolving […]

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Spreading Awareness on Government Schemes for Health

Like everyone else, Seema* had dreams and was living a happily married life with her […]

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Understanding the Community: Meeting a Scientist

“Aaj aapko scientist ke ghar le ke chalte hai, wo koi naya project par kaam […]

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