About AID

Courage | Commitment | Change

Association for India’s Development is a volunteer movement promoting sustainable, equitable and just development. AID supports grassroots organizations in India and initiates efforts in various interconnected spheres such as education, livelihoods, natural resources including land, water and energy, agriculture, health, women’s empowerment and social justice.

Donations to AID are tax-deductible in the USA. It is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization with tax ID 04-3652609. AID is a 4 star Charity Navigator rated non-profit and most of the proceeds we raise goes directly to our project due to our low overheads.

Learn more: www.aidindia.org

Founded: 1991
Chapters in the US: 36
# of Volunteers: ~800
Ongoing projects: ~100
Indian States with AID projects : 22
Projects Visited by AID volunteers: All

Inspired by AID, volunteers across the globe have started the following independent organizations:
AID-India with 80-G tax deductible status in India, AID-Aus in Australia, AID UK in UK and AID-Canada in Canada.

AID does not endorse or support any political party or electoral campaign in any country.

The Why

 BECAUSE WE CAN help ensure that every child has the opportunity for a bright future and no one sleeps hungry, that farmers can earn a dignified livelihood, that everyone has an opportunity to earn a fair living wage without discriminatory barriers, and that  development is equitable and sustainable.

The What

 EVERYTHING WE CAN,  because the problems are interconnected, and a holistic approach with projects and campaigns in agriculture, health, education, community empowerment, relief and rehabilitation is essential to address their root causes. An underlying reason for poor health and malnourishment may be the corruption in access to a ration card or anganwadi services.

The How

 THE BEST WAY WE CAN, by working with some of the best social workers and groups in India. We have long term partnerships with NGOs that have taken many ideas from inception to large scale, impactful projects. Some AIDers have gone back to India to actively work at the grassroots, and AID benefits from their experiences and insights. AID volunteers have visited all the projects, deepening our connections and our understanding.