Media & Partnerships

Global India Fund (GIF) is a U.S.-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization aimed at inspiring philanthropy and service across the globe to support innovative programs and interventions in India. GIF raises awareness and supports health, education, and livelihood programs through partnerships with individuals, corporations, and government agencies. In addition, GIF has been implementing global communication campaigns to raise awareness and spark action for issues related to girls and women in India.

Since its inception in 2008, Global India Fund has been collaborating with Samhita-Collective Good Foundation in India. Selected projects include Good CSR funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; TechCamp funded through the U.S. Department of State; the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence funded by the U.S. Department of State; and Videos for Women’s Empowerment funded by the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai.

As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies in India, claiming 3,000 to 4,000 lives a day, Jeffrey Gettleman, Sree Sreenivasan, and Dr. Vyas discussed the role of journalists during times of crisis. Together, they examined the emotional toll on those covering conflict, famine and pandemics, and the concept of “Restorative Narratives,” stories that seek to engage readers in responding with empathy and compassion.

Dr. Vyas was interviewed by 104-7 WONK FM on the Together for India campaign spoke about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India, in addition to being a humanitarian and public health crisis; the immediate and long-term needs for COVID relief and prevention; and the outpouring of international aid from the Indian diaspora. Dr. Vyas adds,“We also know that vaccines are the only way out of this … amidst all of the devastation that is happening in India, there is hope in vaccinations.”

During the Wayfair employee resource group, the South Asian Community hosted an important discussion about the COVID-19 crisis in India and what they can do to help. They requested GIF to be a part of their Employee Match program. All Wayfair employees who donate to GIF will be able to leverage the Wayfair employee match program to double their impact.