Help India Breathe

Update: May 25th 2021-

We are disbursing the proceeds of this fundraiser with our other fundraiser here , and have transitioned all updates and donations to our GiveIndia  page . India is still under the throes of the second surge and third surges that are cropping up, and we appreciate your support and contributions to Help India Breathe! Please donate on our GiveIndia page .



India is currently battling a severe COVID-19 second wave with roughly 350,000 new daily cases and over 2,600 daily deaths. Things are only going to get worse in the coming weeks.

With the hospital system overwhelmed, the need of the hour is donations towards essential medical supplies (oxygen and hospital beds), transportation, food security, and shelter. The money raised through this effort will support NGOs and organizations serving sections of society most in need.

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. Below we provide a few NGOs and we are updating the list as we go. Additionally, we are also making a disbursement tracker that will ensure complete transparency and accountability. Please email us if you would like to provide suggestions to the following list of NGOs. This fund follows the India Covid Relief Fund-I, for which the impact report is here.

Donation impact: 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.

We welcome university students, faculty, alumni, and folks at private institutions to support this effort and help save lives. The action is time-sensitive, so we kindly request you to consider donating.

Thank you, and we appreciate your help!


Student Associations of the following schools
1) Carnegie Mellon University- Indian Graduate Students Association
2) Cornell University- Cornell India Association, South Asian Council, SPICMACAY Cornell Chapter
3) Merage Student Association, University of California, Irvine
4) Northwestern University
5) Stanford University
6) University of California, Berkeley
7) University of Tennessee
8) University of Michigan
9) University of Pittsburgh
10) University of South Carolina
11) Purdue University




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    • $30 
    • 18 mos
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    • $50 
    • 18 mos
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    • $255 
    • 18 mos
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    • $10 
    • 18 mos
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Fundraising team: Indian Student Associations (15)

Priyank Lathwal 
Raised $55,711 from 307 donations
Pittsburgh, PA
Prashant Nagrath 
IGSSA Northwestern University 
Team member
Raised $15,155 from 182 donations
India Association, Cornell 
Team member
Raised $4,250 from 20 donations
Team member
Raised $4,119 from 60 donations
University Of Michigan (Indian Student Association) 
Team member
Raised $3,487 from 67 donations
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