15 Verified Organizations You Can Donate to Aid India’s COVID-19 Crisis
Here’s a list of prominent organisations raising funds for ongoing COVID‑19 related distress in India.
1. Oxfam India
Oxfam India is working towards distribution and installation of medical equipment at government institutions, distributions of PPE and safety kits to frontline health workers and communities. They are also distributing food to stranded workers and most marginalised and vulnerable communities.
2. Give India ‑ Oxygen Supply
As there is a critical and immediate need for oxygen in hospitals and COVID Care Centres, Give India has partnered with NGOs across India to support critical patients by providing oxygen and life saving equipment.
3. Give India ‑ Food for families struggling during COVID‑19
By donating ₹1,750 to Give India, you would provide 2 meals a day for a week to one family. With an additional ₹500 you can help a poor family with one week’s ration. Meals will be served in municipal wards, to orphanages, elderly in need, sick patients and daily wagers in need across Maharashtra.
4. Mission Oxygen
Mission Oxygen helps hospitals across the country get immediate access to oxygen concentrators. They have already raised more than 8 cr for this initiative and have placed an order for 1,300 oxygen concentrators already. Further funds will be used to help in the overall Mission Oxygen to help more hospitals save more lives.
5. Akshaya Patra COVID relief services
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is working in close coordination with State Governments and District Administrations to provide food to thousands of people across the country. Presently, the Foundation and its partner organisations are providing food relief in, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Maharashtra, NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, West Bengal, Punjab, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh.
6. Hemkunt Foundation
Hemkunt Foundation helps has initiated Drive Thru #O2ForYou , to distribute free unlimited oxygen to Covid patients! Their main goal is to give the patients oxygen until they find beds. Donations are ensuring supply of oxygen for this novel initiative.
7. Feeding India by Zomato
Feeding India is a non-profit organisation started by Zomato, one of India’s leading food delivery and restaurant finder apps. The organisation has been raising funds to help mitigate the oxygen crisis that the nation is currently grappling with. Under its initiative, ‘India Needs Oxygen’, Feeding India is providing free oxygen supplies to hospitals and patients. In this regard, it recently partnered with logistics company Delhivery for oxygen concentrators and other related supplies. The aim is to raise Rs 50 crore.
8. Doctors for You
DFY is a registered society founded by doctors, medical students and like-minded people in 2007 to provide medical help for all. During the pandemic, DFY has been active in several states of the country providing everything from medical care to PPE kits. In Delhi, it helped set up and manage the 100-bed COVID care facility at Shehnai Banquet Hall, LNJP Hospital Extension Centre, as well as the CWG Village facility which has 500 beds. Its Karnataka team is managing two COVID care facilities while in Mumbai, DFY provided support to healthcare facilities under its #ProtectTheProtector initiative.
9. Rahat Covid by Goonj
The goal of the Rahat Covid fundraiser by Goonj is to provide essentials like ration and hygiene kits, with dignity to daily wagers, migrants and people struggling to access the basics during this pandemic.
10. Project Mumbai
Project Mumbai is a not for profit, working with several public hospitals to provide them with life‑saving healthcare equipment and supplies, to cope with the stress on the hospital system.
11. Give India ‑ Menstrual Health
Many Indian women’s menstrual hygiene has been forced to take a backseat during the times of Covid‑19. Struggling to get even one meal a day, many women have gone back to practices of using ash and hay covered in rags during their period. Plus, adolescent girls from poor backgrounds have lost access to pads supplied to them in school, which have been shut since the first lockdown was imposed. This puts women and girls at risk of contracting cervical cancer, Hepatitis B and various infections of the reproductive and urinary tracts, to name a few. Give India is working towards ensuring supply for menstrual hygiene to women during these times.
12. 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. They have managed to distribute over 10 lakh meals to the needy since the first lockdown hit through cooked meals and ration kits.
13. Uday Foundation
Not everyone is looking for hospital beds, some just need over the counter medicines and some nutritious food to help them fight COVID‑19. Donate to provide wellness kits to vulnerable communities.
14. UNICEF India
UNICEF India is working towards deploying essential funding, procuring life saving equipment and delivering critical supplies wherever the needs are the greatest.
15. Khana Chahiye Foundation
Khaana Chahiye Foundation has 15 NGO partners, more than 20 kitchen partners and over 250+ citizen volunteers catering to the needs of the homeless, slum clusters and various institutions (hospitals, orphanages, old‑age homes, mental health institutions, prisons, LGBTQ+ support groups).