NGOs Providing COVID-19 Relief in India

NGOs Providing COVID-19 Relief in India

May 2, 2021

There has been an outpouring of requests from our Indiaspora members and the Indian diaspora community regarding organizations to donate to in India at this time. Here is a list of some trusted NGO organizations that are working on different aspects of COVID-19 relief, and how to contribute to their efforts.

ORGANIZATIONS TAKING ACTION & HOW YOU CAN HELP

The following nonprofit organizations are doing amazing work to help those in need in India.

Many are part of the INDIA PHILANTHROPY ALLIANCE (IPA), a coalition of nonprofit, philanthropic, and charitable organizations that mobilize people and funding in the United States (and elsewhere) for development and poverty-reduction programs in India.

 

 

Oxygen Concentrators

Aarti for Girls is helping to procure 100 oxygen concentrators, as well as build a Pressure Swing Adsorption Oxygen Plant for the local Government Hospital. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in India.

Aarti for Girls’ efforts will help the region of Kapada (Andhra Pradesh).

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The American India Foundation has launched a 3-pronged plan for the second phase of COVID-19 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 with women and children. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in India and the US

AIF works across 26 states in India: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam.

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Association for India’s Development (AID) is responding to the second wave of COVID-19 with home care support for less severe COVID-19 cases (prone position, pulse oximeters, etc.), helplines to connect with hospitals and available beds for more serious cases, increasing vaccine reach to rural areas and underserved families; also, helping families in poverty who face economic distress due to COVID lockdowns and closing of workplaces, helping families in extreme poverty whose breadwinners have passed away due to COVID or are hospitalized; and a small, targeted program to get oxygen concentrators to smaller hospitals so that they’re not left behind, while everyone is rushing O2 to major cities. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in the US

Association for India’s Development works across these states: Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Manipur, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

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Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana‘s “Mission Rahat Oxygen Lifeline” initiative is providing hospitals with portable oxygen concentrators in cities and states most affected by the oxygen crisis.

BJS is headquartered in Pune, with a volunteer network inMaharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana.

Accepts donations in India and the US

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Hemkunt Foundation has recognized the need of the hour and has started distributing Oxygen Cylinders to COVID-19 patients only for free. Support their cause to save more lives.

Accepts donations in India

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International Association for Human Values in partnership with Art of Living in India is driving a large-scale effort to supply critical equipment to the hospitals. Their teams have established a supply chain to import Oxygen Concentrators (portable machines that generate purified O2 from ambient air) from countries outside of India. An order has been placed for 2000 Oxygen Concentrators, with delivery expected this week. Donations may also be used to supply other critical equipment such as ventilators, beds, etc… depending on how the situation and needs evolve.

Accepts donations in the US

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Ketto is an Indian crowdfunding site currently focused on raising funds for oxygen supplies for Indian hospitals.

 

Accepts donations in India

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Magic Bus USA is launching a COVID Response Fund to help save lives in the communities they serve. They will provide medical support such as life-saving medication, oxygen concentrators, cylinders, etc. with a needs-based approach in partnership with government health systems, agencies specialized in providing such support, and local organizations. All monies raised will be sent to India to assist with the efforts noted above. Magic Bus continues to make a substantial impact on underprivileged youth during the pandemic.

Accepts donations in the US

Magic Bus USA works in: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Mizoram.

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OneMoreBreath is working to provide 1,400 beds,  oxygen support, in the areas of India that have been hit hardest. We are working with existing local hospitals to provide a rapid, cost-effective solution by leveraging their staff of medical professionals and transforming unused hospital spaces into fully functional care centers.

Accepts donations in the US

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Pratham USA is providing oxygen concentrators, rapid tests, vaccines, personal protective equipment, and more to communities in dire need of life-saving supplies.Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Vijay and Marie Goradia Charitable Foundation.

Accepts donations in the US

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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.

Accepts donations in the US

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Sehgal Foundation logo The Seghal Foundation is providing oxygen cylinders to rural India, especially in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh.

 

The Seghal Foundation has project offices in Haryana, Rajasthan, Bihar, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh.

Accepts donations in the US and India

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Sewa International is acquiring oxygen concentrators and shipping them to India and providing support to hospitals run by Sewa’s partner organizations. Their volunteers also are working on building a digital Helpdesk to provide critical information such as ambulance service, hospital bed availability, and blood and medicinal supplies to people. They also will distribute more than 10,000 essential item kits to families, assist more than 1,000 orphanages and senior care centers, and distribute food and medicine as necessary. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in the US

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Swasth Digital Health Foundation along with ACT Grants and ImpactGuru is looking to procure oxygen concentrators and channel them to hospitals across levels of care in remote areas for COVID response and long-term health system strengthening. These oxygen concentrators can save many thousands of lives and bolster much-needed resources for hospitals. They can also be used to treat outpatients, reducing the load on hospital beds and easing the stress faced by patients.

Accepts donations in India, the US, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, UAE, the UK, Australia, and Europe

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VFF USA has just launched the “Oxygen for India” emergency campaign to provide hospitals in Bathalapalli, a village in Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, with critical oxygen supplies to help patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

Accepts donations in the US

Treatment for cases are taking place at the Bathalapalli Hospital in Andra Pradesh.

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Medical Supplies / Healthcare

 

The American India Foundation has launched a 3-pronged plan for the second phase of COVID-19 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 with women and children. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in India and the US

AIF works across 26 states in India: Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam.

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Antara International supports the delivery of public health innovations to tackle maternal and child mortality, via its partner, The Antara Foundation in India. During COVID, Antara Foundation has supported various COVID response efforts to identify high-risk populations, provide technical training to frontline workers and provide on-site support in Madhya Pradesh. Learn more about our efforts to strengthen the health system response to the pandemic here.

Accepts donations in the US. For other donations contact info@antarainternational.org

Antara International works across 3 states in India: Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.

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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. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in the US

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Association for India’s Development (AID) is responding to the second wave of COVID-19 with home care support for less severe COVID-19 cases (prone position, pulse oximeters, etc.), helplines to connect with hospitals and available beds for more serious cases, increasing vaccine reach to rural areas and underserved families; also, helping families in poverty who face economic distress due to COVID lockdowns and closing of workplaces, helping families in extreme poverty whose breadwinners have passed away due to COVID or are hospitalized; and a small, targeted program to get oxygen concentrators to smaller hospitals so that they’re not left behind, while everyone is rushing O2 to major cities. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in the US

Association for India’s Development works across these states: Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Manipur, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK & Europe in India has expanded its existing provision of hospital and medical centers with a new 500-bed facility in Atladara (in the district of Vadodara), equipped with ICU facilities, provision of life-saving oxygen as well as PPE for medical staff and meals and accommodation for the volunteers, elderly and vulnerable. BAPS in the UK has launched an international emergency campaign to support the BAPS relief efforts across India.

Accepts donations in the UK

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CARE India team has compiled all their learning and knowledge resources for ensuring that all of them are fully available to all partners who are helping the communities they serve to battle COVID 19. They are encouraging all partners to use these resources for accelerating their work on the ground so that they collectively accelerate the response.

Accepts donations in the US

Care works in over 100 countries, and across 19 states in India, including, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi NCR, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.

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The Canadian Red Cross is partnering with the Indian Red Cross on an emergency appeal to raise funds for the India COVID-19 Response. Money raised will enable the Red Cross in India to support COVID-19 preparedness, response, and recovery activities. Please support these international efforts in assisting the Indian people with their challenging fight against COVID-19. The Canada-India Business Council is partnering with them on their efforts to combat the Covid crisis.

Accepts donations in Canada

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The Desai Foundation, which empowers women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood with a focus on 1,000 rural communities in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan, is focusing on urgent medical interventions, including covering costs for vaccination shots, expanding private hospital capacity, expanding therapeutics, transportation to and from medical care, providing PPE Kits to care facilities, and community-based health interventions, such as COVID relief and isolation centers, masks, and more. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in India and internationally

The Desai Foundation works in: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan.

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GreenCaps is raising funds to battle Covid-19 in India through a crowdfunding campaign. These funds will go towards ration kits, PPE, transportation and any other resources necessary for battling the pandemic.

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Magic Bus USA is launching a COVID Response Fund to help save lives in the communities they serve. They will provide medical support such as life-saving medication, oxygen concentrators, cylinders, etc. with a needs-based approach in partnership with government health systems, agencies specialized in providing such support, and local organizations. All monies raised will be sent to India to assist with the efforts noted above. Magic Bus continues to make a substantial impact on underprivileged youth during the pandemic.

Accepts donations in the US

Magic Bus USA works in: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Mizoram.

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OneMoreBreath is working to provide 1,400 beds,  oxygen support, in the areas of India that have been hit hardest. We are working with existing local hospitals to provide a rapid, cost-effective solution by leveraging their staff of medical professionals and transforming unused hospital spaces into fully functional care centers.

Accepts donations in the US

Donate Here

 

 

Pratham USA is providing oxygen concentrators, rapid tests, vaccines, personal protective equipment, and more to communities in dire need of life-saving supplies.Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Vijay and Marie Goradia Charitable Foundation.

Accepts donations in the US

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The Project Prana Foundation is a spin out of research performed at MIT, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School. In partnership with IndVentr, an emergency ventilator manufacturer part of the startup consortium in Bangalore, they have developed the iSAVE (Individualized System for Augmenting Ventilator Efficacy).

Accepts donations in the US

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Sewa International is acquiring oxygen concentrators and shipping them to India and providing support to hospitals run by Sewa’s partner organizations. Their volunteers also are working on building a digital Helpdesk to provide critical information such as ambulance service, hospital bed availability, and blood and medicinal supplies to people. They also will distribute more than 10,000 essential item kits to families, assist more than 1,000 orphanages and senior care centers, and distribute food and medicine as necessary. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in the US

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Swasti Health Catalyst is creating a network of 300+ organizations and 2,000 volunteers to launch COVIDActionCollab (CAC), a fund to test communities for comorbidities, telecare for patients, and COVID care centers. If you would like to dedicate your time toward their initiative, please find the volunteer information on the button below.

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Since the pandemic began, UNICEF USA has been working with partners in India to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the recent focus is on supplying oxygen concentrators and testing supplies. Groups and individuals from the Diaspora are encouraged to contribute funds to causes that connect communities in the U.S. and India. Learn more about how to support their work in India here.

Accepts donations in the US

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The WHO Foundation has been working to address the pandemic through its Covid-19 Response Fund, which will help provide equipment, supplies, and technical advice to the emergency response efforts across India. Their “Together for India” campaign is currently focused on a scale-up of active case detection,  epidemiological/situational monitoring and assessments, and augmenting the supply of resources to ensure equitable access to testing kits, medicines, vaccines, and lifesaving consumables.

Accepts all donations 

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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 plus clinics across the states of Assam, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, with a reach into 140 million population; as well as providing advisory services and technical support to these states. They are looking to raise $1 million to deal with this deadly second wave. Learn more here.

As of June 2020, WISH Foundation’s COVID-19 response was based in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh.

Accepts donations in the US

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Food Relief and Livelihood Assistance

 

Aajeevika Bureau has been intensively involved in providing relief to stranded migrant workers, daily wagers, and their households to see them through this period of distress. Our relief included emergency food distribution, cash transfers, health care, and help to workers in distress reaching out to us through our Labour Line. If you wish to volunteer and read more about their COVID-19 relief efforts please click on the button below.

Aajeevika Bureau is headquartered in Rajasthan, and works in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.

Volunteer

 

 

Akshaya Patra Foundation USA is providing grocery rations and Happiness Kits to the vulnerable communities in India affected by COVID-19.

 

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Accepts donations in the US.

Akshaya Patra Foundation USA works across 12 states and 2 Union Territories in India.

 

Apne Aap Women Worldwide‘s initiative, #1MillionMeals, has providing meals, medicines, vaccinations, Wi-Fi, computers, and safe housing for women and children living in red-light areas, migrants slums, and refugee camps.

Accepts donations in India and outside of India.

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AWE Foundation is supporting organizations in India fighting COVID through food relief and livelihood assistance to vulnerable communities, as well as access to medical resources including oxygen supplies.

Accepts donations in the US.

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Bal Utsav Bal Utsav are providing food kits, medical kits, and providing COVID care centres in Bengaluru, where the need for hospital beds is 5x what is currently available.

 

Accepts donations in the US

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GiveIndia is currently raising funds for much-needed medical supplies and assistance to front-line healthcare workers and patients during the second wave of the Covid-19 crisis in India. They also are providing cash relief to the families that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. There are many trusted campaigns that you can support.

Accepts donations in India

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Grameen Foundation India is providing cash transfers to households in need, to provide them with the ability to purchase necessary supplies such as medicine, food, health fees.

Accepts donations in the U.S.

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Foundation for Excellence is providing scholar families with a financial assistance of $300 per family to help meet their immediate requirements (family ration (of grain, oil, sugar, etc.) for 6-8 weeks, laptop and/or internet access).

Accepts donations in the U.S. and India

FFE works across 27 different states in India

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Goonj, who previously partnered with Indiaspora during our ChaloGive for 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. Learn more here.

Accepts donations in India. Internationally, donations accepted through the partner organizations listed on their website’s donation page.

Goonj has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Rishikesh, Kochi.

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Jan Sahas has initiated the Migrants Resilience Collaborative (MRC), a multi-stakeholder coalition aimed to ensure the safe and responsible recovery of migrant families and their livelihoods in India as a result of the dire consequences of the pandemic and its effect on migrant communities.

Accepts donations in India

Jan Sahas works across numerous states across India.

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EdelGive Foundation and its grassroots partners have stepped up as primary points of contact to reach the unreached and are yet again at the center of relief and response work in the difficult geographies and vulnerable communities they serve. EdelGive supports several of the organizations that are listed here.

Note: A link to donate outside of India is coming soon.

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Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International continues to help those who live outside Bodhgaya in remote villages where the poor and vulnerable need help. This month they will be focusing on funding for bulk food, masks, and medicine to those in need especially to the monasteries and local villagers in the Bodhgaya region. These supplies will be distributed to the monasteries and villages by their local network.

Accepts donations in the US

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ParivarBayArea has come forward to support our Trans siblings in India, who have been impacted by the second wave of COVID-19, across communities of Aravani Art Project, GreaterHijraIntersexSamiti, Moitri SanjogTransEquality Society, and Transvision as they try to get through the second wave.

Accepts donations in the US

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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. Learn more here.

Volunteer

 

Safe Water Network - WikipediaSafe Water Network  has been ensuring access to safe water for communities in India affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working to provide safe drinking water, implement COVID safety measures, supporting timely maintenance services, among many other efforts. Learn more here. 

Accepts donations in the US

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Shanti Bhavan is providing food, cooking supplies, and hygiene products to rural communities.

Accepts donations in the US

 

Volunteer