American India Foundation - Boston Chapter
The American India Foundation (AIF) is dedicated to accelerating social and economic change in India.
AIF's vision is:
To contribute to building an India where all people can gain access to education, health care, and employment opportunities and where all Indians can realize their full potential.
To build a trusted bridge between the dreams and aspirations of individuals who care about India and their realization
To provide a secure channel for philanthropic funding the U.S. and its effective investment in the best Indian NGOs that have innovatie and scaleable projects
To build a professional organization that is secular, transparent, credible and accountable for all its activities.
By mobilizing people and resources across the United States, AIF has raised over $30 million since its inception in 2001. AIF awards grants to education, livelihood, and public health projects in India – with emphases on elementary education, women’s empowerment, and HIV/AIDS, respectively.
AIF also administers four programs: (1) the Service Corps, which develops young American leaders by placing them with Indian non-profits based on skills and need; (2) the Digital Equalizer, which bridges the “digital divide??? by providing computers, Internet, and training to under-resourced schools; (3) League of Artisans, which creates sustained livelihoods for underprivileged artisans – particularly tribal, rural and women artisans – and thereby improve their economic and living conditions; and (4) Donor Education, which trains donors to become strategic philanthropists. AIF works out of New York and Silicon Valley in the US, and New Delhi and Bangalore in India. President Bill Clinton serves as Honorary Chair.
The Greater Boston Chapter is volunteer led and operated. Our goal is to further the cause of AIF and volunteerism/giving in the Greater Boston area.