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A fundraiser by South Asian students in the US in support of India's fight against Covid-19

India is in the throes of a grave crisis. Hospitals and healthcare workers are overwhelmed, patients are gasping for air, and funeral pyres have blackened our skies. Over a year since the pandemic first hit, an ongoing surge is devastating the lives and livelihoods of millions across the country.

Our spirit to overcome this challenge, nonetheless, stands strong.

We, as South Asian students in the United States, have come together in hopes of saving the lives of those battling Covid-19 and protecting the healthcare workers putting their own safety on the line. We may be far from home, but we are not powerless to help. We urge you to join us in our efforts to aid our community.

Our aim is to channel vital resources to the organizations working tirelessly towards this goal and serve as a united platform for pooling funds from across our university networks. Shortages in oxygen, protective equipment and other medical supplies continue to strain the healthcare system and distress the affected. Together, we can help lift the burden.

Donate using this GiveIndia page to give directly to these NGOs on the ground, complete with a disbursement tracker that will ensure complete transparency and accountability.

Every little bit helps.

~USD 200 (approx Rs. 15,000) supports 20-30 people in a community with food and oximeters, ~USD 500 (approx Rs. 40000) helps buy an oxygen concentrator.

With love and hope,
  • South Asian Business Association, Harvard Business School
  • Indian Graduate Student Association, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Wharton India Club, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • GSB Business in India Club, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
  • South Asia Business Club and India Business Club, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • HKS India Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School,
  • Cornell India Association, Cornell University
  • South Asia Business Group, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Stanford Indian Association, Stanford University
  • South Asian Business Association, Columbia Business School
  • Indian Graduate Students Association, University of Pittsburgh
  • India Business Club, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Olin India Club, Washington University in St. Louis
  • South Asian Business Association, NYU Stern School of Business
  • AMAN South Asian Students Association, Babson College
  • South Asia Business Association, UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • South Asia Club, Yale University School of Management
  • South Asian Business Alliance, Georgetown McDonough School of Business’
  • Indian Subcontinent Business Association, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Merage Student Association, UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • South Asian Students Policy Association, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Indian Graduate Students at Purdue University
  • Manthan, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Fletcher South Asia Society, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
  • South Asia GSD, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Harvard India Conference, Harvard University
  • International Students Association, University of South Carolina
  • South Asian Students Association, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
  • South Asian Business Club, Cornell S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • South Asia Association, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

If your organization is interested in joining our efforts, please email us at igsa@andrew.cmu.edu and sbadgaiyan@mba2021.hbs.edu with subject line “India Covid-19 Relief”


GiveIndia will partner with key NGOs who have been authorized to supply equipment to charitable hospitals and Covid care centres

Funds are disbursed through our trusted nonprofit partners who will adhere to GiveIndia’s due diligence framework.

GiveIndia will receive regular updates of disbursement and they will carry out verification processes whenever feasible

GiveIndia charges 0% platform fees for all COVID-19 fundraisers


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By joining the mission you will provide life-saving equipment to critical covid patients and health workers at charitable hospitals and covid centres

Support critical Covid patients & health workers

Provide them with protective gear

Refill oxygen cylinders

Set up Covid care centres

Our Partners
Doctors For You
Helping Hand Charitable Trust
Project Mumbai

COVID Relief Impact - ICRF-1

The donations from this fund will go to GiveIndia’s India Covid Relief Fund-II, which directs resources to a growing list of NGOs working on the ground. The full list of NGOs will be available here shortly. Please email covid@giveindia.org if you would like to provide suggestions to this list of NGOs. This fund follows on the India Covid Relief Fund-I, for which the impact report is here:

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