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Wadhwani Foundation announces the second phase of $1 million in grants to help Indian families impacted by Covid-19

Wadhwani Foundation (WF) today announced the next phase of its $1 million in grants to charities and NGOs to help alleviate the devastating impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in India. These grants support the rapid delivery of medical resources and support to COVID-19 patients and their families.

For phase 2 of these grants, the Wadhwani Foundation has selected the following:

“India must strive for a comprehensive approach to stop the impact of the pandemic on the most vulnerable,” said Padma Shri Dr Romesh Wadhwani, Founder and Chairman of Wadhwani Foundation. “We are helping to focus on the ‘last mile’ of immediate relief. This delivers maximum impact and adds greater capacity to address future shocks.”

For phase 1 of the grants, Wadhwani Foundation selected the following charities and partners:

Wadhwani Foundation established the criteria to select organizations based on their ability to deliver immediate impact to patients and families and measure that impact. These include:

  • Deliver direct relief, including medical assistance, food, and loans/grants to patients and families
  • Have more than five years of experience supporting healthcare and basic needs with the infrastructure to deploy to groups in need
  • The ability to provide transparency, reporting, governance, and quantify the impact
  • Be recognized as a registered charity in the country of operation

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