Other Relief Organizations

GiveIndia: Provide oxygen to help India breathe again

Accepts donations online from both US and India

  • Partners with Municipal Corporations, State Health Ministries, hospitals, doctors, and key NGO networks who have been authorized to supply equipment to charitable hospitals and COVID Care Centers to help facilitate oxygen supply and provide life-saving equipment.  This fundraising platform is supporting critical COVID patients, charitable hospitals and COVID Care Centers.

AarogyaSeva Global Health Volunteer Alliance

Accepts donations online from US only

  • Johns Hopkins Relationships:
    • Founded by a JHU affiliate
  • Donations being directed to support:
    • Procurement of 400 oxygen concentrators
    • Equipment to outfit 10 Mobile Medical Transit ICU’s
    • Restarting of the Tele Health and Mental Health Helpline
    • Support for 100 Oxygen Generator plants in tier 2 and tier 3 towns in Karnataka
    • Hot, nutritious fresh food for frontline workers, patients, and caregivers in hospitals

India Philanthropy Alliance (IPA)

Accepts donations online from both US and India

  • A coalition of nonprofit, philanthropic and charitable organizations that mobilize people and funding for poverty reduction programs in India. Several JHII Advisory Board Members are members of IPA and have organized 14 key partners that work in India for direct response to COVID; these include Pratham, WISH, Project ECHO, and AIF.

Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS)

Accepts donations online from India only

  • The IRCS is a voluntary humanitarian organization having a network of over 1100 branches throughout India, providing relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promoting the health and care of vulnerable people and communities. IRCS has scaled up preparedness to tackle the COVID pandemic by initiating a myriad of activities including the training and mobilization of volunteers; distributing essential commodities to the needy and sick; and supporting state governments in strengthening the fight against COVID-19 by conducting community surveillance.

Liver Foundation, West Bengal

Accepts donations online from both US and India

  • To save lives when oxygen tanks are not readily available, funding is needed for a 100-strong fleet of oxygen concentrator equipped ambulances in the Kolkata/Howrah areas of West Bengal. The COVID Care Network helpline will triage calls and direct government-supported ambulances, while the Liver Foundation, West Bengal will coordinate. 100 ambulances will reach ~9,000 people during the peak period of May.  Funding will support the purchasing of 72-100 oxygen concentrators.

Pratit International

Accepts donations online from both US and India

  • Founded by a faculty member at the JHU School of Medicine, Pratit has been working in the slums of Kolkata to provide comprehensive medical services to vulnerable patients. With a trained and robust corps of Physicians and Health Workers, donations to Pratit will be used to leverage and mobilize COVID-19 Outpatient Monitoring Education & Treatment (Operation COMET) to reduce death due to COVID-19 with treatment at home; decongest overwhelmed hospitals; deliver vaccines door to door; and scale services to a state and national level.


(Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh)
Accepts donations online from India only

  • Vatsalya’s mission is to achieve lasting improvement and consistent endeavor towards the upliftment of behavioral practice in health & gender, through a process that unites people across culture and adds meaning and value to their lives. A community group working in and around Lucknow, they have recently scaled up their response to COVID in rural areas and are currently supporting two efforts: (1) working with local authorities in slums in Lucknow to help infected individuals isolate more effectively, and (2) working with existing community members in adjoining rural districts to support home care and treatment. 

Rahmani Education & Relief Organization (REnRO)

(Bihar and other states across India):
Accepts donations online from US only

  • Johns Hopkins Relationship:  
    • JHU School of Medicine affiliate has a longstanding relationship with organization   
  • Donations being directed to support:  
    • COVID-19 relief across India, in cities like Delhi, Ghaziabad, Munger, Araria, and Newadah
    • The provision of COVID testing supplies and oxygen equipment to facilities in Bihar