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The COVID-19 surge in India needs our attention. FTW has put together a list of resources for Indian COVID-19 relief and creative outlets our Indian community.
This list is constantly updated. If you have any global recommendations for us to consider and include, please contact [email protected].
These resources are from @angryasianfeminist on Instagram, Brown Girl Magazine, and FilmmakersFans. If you'd like to be credited as a source, please reach out to the contact above.
Latest Update: 5/3/21
For direct cash donations, you can reach out to the following organizations:
ACT Grants | Run by nearly all active venture funds and PE firms, in addition to dozens of other volunteers. The initiative is the collective group’s continuing effort from last year.
Arogya World | Arogya World is a global health non-profit organization working to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). During the pandemic, Arogya has focused on advancing the dialogue on workplace health and providing resources and information relating to Covid-19 relief. Link to donate here.
Feeding From Far | Feeding From Far is an initiative that has been feeding the poor and unemployed who are struggling to feed themselves during the lockdown. We managed to distributed over 10 lakh meals to the needy since the first lockdown hit through cooked meals and ration kits.
Goonj | Goonj, which previously partnered with Indiaspora for the ChaloGive Covid-19 campaign to address the migrant worker crisis during the first wave of the pandemic, is responding to the continued Covid-19 crisis by raising funds and donating urgently needed materials, such as food, clothes, medicine, and more. Link to donate here.
Hemkunt Foundation | The Hemkunt Foundation has recognized the need of the hour and have started distributing Oxygen Cylinders to COVID-19 patients only for free. Support the cause so we can save more lives. Link to donate here.
India02 | A source for oxygen donation.
Ketto.org | Ketto is an Indian crowdfunding site currently focused on raising funds for oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals — it includes more than 4,000 fundraisers that have raised more than $19 million. Every small bit counts — find one that speaks to you and share it with your family and friends. Link to donate here.
You can also order a Mother’s Day box from Brown Girl Magazine‘s newest LadkiPower x Masala my Life gift box in partnership with The Chai Mommas, from which we will donate 25% of the revenue to the Desai Foundation to help them fight against Covid-19 in India.
Paytm Foundation | A source for oxygen donation.
The American India Foundation | The American India Foundation has launched a COVID relief plan, which focuses on launched today a three-pronged COVID relief plan focused on securing oxygen concentrators, ventilators, PPE, and pulse oximeters, setting up portable hospitals, sourcing cold-storage equipment to decentralized vaccine administration, raising awareness about vaccinations and COVID-19 prevention tactics, and mitigating nutrition gaps due to COVID-19 for women and children. Link to donate here.
The Desai Foundation | The Desai Foundation empowers women and children in India through health, community development and educational programs. Led by Megha Desai, the foundation is urging the community to help it raise $250,000 to speed up its ongoing COVID relief efforts across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. From making and distributing masks to procuring vaccinations and oxygen to creating a pipeline of work-from-home opportunities, the nonprofit is doing what it can to bring immediate attention and care to its 1,000+ local communities. in India Link to donate here.
The Save Life Foundation | The Save Life Foundation (SLF) is working with the Delhi government to distribute oxygen concentrators to facilities in need in India that are not being served by the first shipments of oxygen expected. The Bay Area Indian community is also supporting this effort, according to Congressman Ro Khanna. Link to donate here.
Uday Foundation | Food for Homeless
WISH Foundation | WISH Foundation has been addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in India in partnership with LEHS, a government-compliant, non-profit organization, delivering direct services through their 700+ clinics across the states of Assam, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, and reaching approximately 140 million Indians. WISH also provides advisory services and technical support to these states. It is looking to raise $1 million to deal with this deadly second wave. Link to donate here.
Zomato Feeding India | India’s largest food delivery startup is helping patients and hospitals with oxygen and other crucial supplies
Dhoondh | Donations of COVID plasma to current COVID patient
Home of Hope | HOH funds necessary resources and access to education, mental health, computer skills, vocational training and sports programs.These opportunities make a significant difference in uplifting the lives of mentally and physically handicapped, orphaned and abandoned children making them self sustaining members of society.
India Covid Relief | Socially Verified Organizations helping India
India Philanthropy Alliance | The IPA is a coalition of 13 non-profit, philanthropic and charitable organizations including Pratham USA, Indiaspora, Magic Bus USA, and CRY American, to name a few. Each one mobilizes people and funding in the United States (and elsewhere) for development and poverty-reduction programs in India. Together, they enhance collaboration among organizations working to advance the development agenda in India. Browse the list of organizations here.
Khalsa Aid | Khalsa Aid is a popular U.K. based international nonprofit humanitarian organization providing support to victims of natural and manmade disasters around the world. Their recent efforts have heavily focused on supporting farmers protests in India and are now providing medical oxygen in Delhi for free through a new hotline service they launched last week. “We have decided to give free of cost oxygen concentrators for Covid-19 patients who are in home isolation in Delhi as patients are in dire need of oxygen in government and private hospitals,” said Amarpreet Singh, director, Khalsa Aid Project (Asia Chapter). Link to donate here.
Mission Oxygen | Mission Oxygen began as a overnight initiative by a community of founders and entrepreneurs across Delhi/NCR to aid and assist hospitals that were running out of oxygen to treat Covid19 patients.
Project ECHO | Project ECHO, a healthcare initiative with the aim to mobilize underserved communities by democratizing knowledge, has launched their COVID-19 Healthcare Professionals Initiative, which will connect healthcare professionals with institutions in search of human resources to join their battle against the pandemic. You can join either as a healthcare professional looking to help or as a healthcare facility in need of assistance.
Brown Girl Mag | With CEO Trisha Sakhuja-Walia’s lead and vision, alongside a passionate team of more than 200 freelancers, Brown Girl Magazine continues to serve as an anchor for South Asians by remaining steadfast in publishing premium, multimedia content so that it uplifts, creates deeper understanding and connection, and cultivates meaningful dialogue in communities around the globe. In an effort to give voice to marginalized groups through our coverage, we challenge stigmas surrounding but not limited to age-old cultural and religious stereotypes and taboos, gender inequality, race, class, casteism, immigration, sexual orientation, age, creed, mental health and disability.
Young Creative Indian Space | The Young Creative Indian Space is a space facilitated of, for and by artists, creatives and disrupters of Indian-origin all over the world. We envision this space as a platform that serves as a connector for each and every young creative person living in India or anywhere around the globe. The scope of community building is beyond imagination: Millions of young Indian amateur and professional finding a common space to share ideas, perform creatively and create invaluable resources. We envision ourselves to be part of a cultural revolution that propels the biggest creative community of young Indians in the world.
Film Federation Of India | The Film Federation of India is an apex body of the Indian film producers, distributors, exhibitors and studio owners, headquartered in Mumbai. The FFI selects the Indian official entry for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film each year. In 2013 they had a shortlist of fourteen films.
NFDC- National Film Development Corporation of India | The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) is a non-profit organization that headquartered in Mumbai , India. The organization is working under the guidance of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. Its mission is to provide financial support to the Indian-indie filmmakers In addition to the film production; they also conduct periodical filmmaking training workshops for the aspirants.
PSBT – Public Service Broadcasting | The Public Service Broadcasting is a non-profit independent organization based in New Delhi, purposed for the promotion, Production and the distribution of the Indian Films. Their films are regularly telecasting in leading Television channels such as Doordarshan News, NDTV, Channel 4 and BBC World