THE AMERICAN INDIA FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO CATALYZING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CHANGE IN INDIA AND BUILDING A LASTING BRIDGE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND INDIA.
In a country where extreme contrasts of wealth and poverty coexist in everyday life, we hear hopeful stories of India’s rise and rapid growth. Yet 800 million people – more than the entire population of Africa – live on less than two dollars per day in India.
Amid the tragic devastation caused by the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognized the need for a philanthropy platform that would connect the world’s two largest democracies and provide a trusted bridge for meaningful participation in India’s democratic and economic growth for both Americans and Indians. The American India Foundation has since built on this vision and created countless opportunities for India’s poor to live successful, productive lives while creating impactful change at an unprecedented scale, changing the lives of more than 3.1 million of India’s less fortunate