India continues to fight a devastating wave of COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed the country’s health-care system, creating one of the worst humanitarian crises of the pandemic to date.
A number of international and local aid organizations are offering medical aid, meals, housing and other assistance to those in need. The New York Times and CNN have compiled lists of India COVID-19 relief efforts. Below are many other nonprofit groups and fundraisers, courtesy of photographer and SVA alumnus Apeksha Agarwal (MPS 2020 Digital Photography). All those who are able to contribute are urged to do so.
The Concern India Foundation is a nonprofit charitable trust that funds grassroots educational, health-care and community-development nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
The Desai Foundation funds programs primarily supporting women and children in India and the U.S. The foundation’s COVID-19 support includes help for isolation and care centers, telemedicine and counseling, and medical-supply distribution.
GiveIndia is raising money for oxygen supplies, cash support for families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19, food for those in need, and more.
This fundraiser supports a logistics network for reliably and efficiently transporting health-care workers, patients and medical supplies in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
Hemkunt offers humanitarian aid to underserved communities; the foundation is providing free oxygen treatment for COVID-19 patients.
This international NGO is supporting medical programs across India.
Live to Give enables users to donate directly to individuals in need.
MCKS is cooking and delivering food for the hungry during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through its partnership with United Way, Mission Oxygen is procuring and donating oxygenation equipment and supplies to hospitals in India.
This website offers a volunteer-collected and vetted list of fundraisers for COVID-19 relief causes in India.
The SAI Foundation is providing food, clothing, sanitary supplies and transportation to low-income communities and migrant workers.
To add a resource to this list, contact Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SVA.