Support India’s Most Vulnerable Fight COVID-19: A List of Fundraisers You Can Donate To

Amnesty International India
3 April 2020 5:08 pm

Let’s support organisations working on the ground to provide COVID-19 relief and aid! Contribute to any of the below fundraisers to support India’s fight against the coronavirus and help the less privileged during this lockdown. 

The 21-day lockdown and loss of livelihood amidst social distancing rules is disproportionately affecting migrant workers, daily wage-earners, the urban poor and other vulnerable groups. Hunger, lack of sanitary kits and loss of income to buy basic essentials have left many helpless.

Alongside national initiatives like the PM Cares Fund, grassroots non-profits, citizen groups, civil society organisations and even individuals are coming together to help those on the margins fight COVID-19 and hunger.

This list can help direct your support to those working tirelessly on the ground.

For Migrant Workers Day-Labourers, Other Vulnerable Groups:

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Aajeevika Bureau is raising funds to help migrants and daily wage workers in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Surat with healthcare facilities, helplines, food and livelihood support and more.

Chitrika is helping farmers, weavers, artisans and tribal in Telangana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

COVA network is helping over 10,000 migrants and refugees in Hyderabad:

Jan Sahas is working to support migrants and vulnerable communities in Delhi (NCR), Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

JANVIKAS is helping daily-wage workers with basic ration supplies: 

Karwaan-e-Mohabbat is feeding 5000 migrants, workers and their families every day in Delhi.

National Network of Sex Workers is helping provide food to families of sex workers in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jharkhand.

Payment details:




Account no: 050610100006972

IFSC: BKID0000506

Oxfam India is providing livelihood support to vulnerable families as well as safety kits for frontline health workers and vulnerable communities.

Protsahan India Foundation is providing food and hygiene material to 1000 daily wage workers in Delhi.

Prayas- A field action project by Tata Institute of Social Sciences is working to provide supplies to 150 vulnerable families.

Rapid Response is helping people in rural areas as well as daily-wage earners in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh.


For the Urban Poor:

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Aahwahan Foundation is helping slum dwellers in Bengaluru with masks, sanitizers / soaps and food provisions.

ActionAid India is providing dry rations and cooked food to over 1 lakh families in 18 states across India.

Dilshad Education Trust is supporting 1200 families in the slums of Mumbai through food distribution.

Goonj is providing on-ground relief as well as preparing to help day-labourers deal with the aftermath of the pandemic.

NGO YUVA is providing ration kits to the poor in Mumbai.

UDAY Foundation is providing care kits for the homeless.

Pratham Mumbai Education Initiative is providing pre-packaged meals to migrants, daily-wage earners and the poor.

World Vision is helping vulnerable families receive basic supplies.


For the Transgender Community:

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All Assam Transgender Association is helping the transgender community in Assam with food essentials.

Kolkata Rista is providing food and medicine for the community.


Payment details:

Name- Kolkata Rista
Branch: Narkeldanga
Bank: State Bank of India

Samabhabona is distributing ration and petty cash to transgenders (especially older transgender persons who have lost their livelihood.

A collective of people in Chennai raising funds for at least 100 transgender persons for their basic provisions.

Women and Transgender Organisations Joint Action Committee in Hyderabad is raising funds to support approx. 200 transgender persons with basic income to sustain themselves through the lockdown.

A collective of transgender people in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu is raising funds to help 150 transgender persons with basic provisions.

Payment details:

Account number -20132818121
Branch Code-2239
Nandambakkam Branch
State Bank of India
IFSC code-SBIN0002239

Sangama aims to support sex workers and transgender persons in Karnataka through food supplies and cash for sustenance.


For Waste-pickers and Sanitation Workers:

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Hasiru Dala is helping more than 3500 waste-pickers in Karnataka with healthcare kits and rations.

Kashtakari Panchayat is helping waste-pickers with protective gear and livelihood support.

The Center for Applied Research and People Engagement is supporting over 200 waste-pickers in Aurangabad.

Waste Warriors Society is helping waste pickers with hygiene kits to be safe.


For Healthcare Workers and Doctors:

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An individual from Srinagar is raising funds to provide protective equipment and testing kits to hospitals.

An individual is raising funds or send sanitary and protective gear to Primary Health Centres in Bihar.

CanKids KidsCan is helping children with cancer as well as hospital staff with protective gear and accommodation support for those who are unable to return home.

Doctors For You is providing protection kit to healthcare workers.

Resident Doctors Association of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh is raising funds to buy protective gear for doctors and medical workers.

Rotary Club of Bombay Mahakali Heights is raising funds to provide protective gear to doctors in KEM and Kasturba Hospital.


For Older Persons & Children:

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Child Rights & You (CRY) is helping keep vulnerable children safe:

HelpAge India is aiding older persons with information and food distribution to keep them safe.

Make A Difference is providing relief material for children in shelter homes and vulnerable youth.

Save The Children is supporting at-risk children and families on the streets and in slums:

SMIT Old Age Home and Care Foundation is providing safety kits to older persons.

Teach For India is helping students and families with food, shelter and medical assistance.

Voice of Slum is providing protection kits and food kits for slum children in Noida, UP.


For Animal Care:

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Animals Matter To Me is feeding stay animals.

Animal Rescue Center Hyderabad is accepting donations in food products for stray animals.

Blue Cross India is raising funds to feed stay animals in Chennai.

Earthlings Trust is providing food and medical care to dogs in Delhi.


Please Note: This is in no way an exhaustive list. We urge you to go beyond this list to find and support your local organisation or citizen groups working to help vulnerable populations. Please do your own verification on fundraisers run by individuals. Amnesty International India will keep updating the list. 

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