INDIA CURRENTS FOUNDATION
India Currents Foundation (ICF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that tells critical, relevant, and investigative stories for and about the diaspora in the Bay Area and serves as an incubator for a new generation of storytellers. Tax ID: 83-3257703.
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How do we do this?
India Currents Foundation is backed by charitable donations from contributors who care about authentic stories, a free press, democratic values, and an informed citizenry.
India Currents Foundation has received funding from Facebook Journalism Project, The United Way, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ethnic Media Services, Miami Foundation, and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.
India Currents Foundation is a member of the Institute of Nonprofit News (INN) since 2020.
OUR MAJOR FUNDERS
2021: Miami Foundation – Newsmatch Campaign
We qualified for matching funds for our annual fundraising campaign through NewsMatch 2020.
2021: Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) – Community Catalyst Fund
SVCF awarded a grant for general operations support to deliver authentic stories, deliver community engagement projects, and build the next generation of storytellers.
2020: United Way Bay Area (UWBA) – Census Outreach
India Currents won a grant for Census 2020 outreach among hard-to-count Asian-Indian populations in Santa Clara and Alameda Counties through a network of influencers on WhatsApp.
2020: Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) – Covid Emergency Grant
SVCF awarded a grant for general operations support for our small business that had a loss of revenue due to the pandemic.
2019: United Way Bay Area – YouCount! Media Campaign
In partnership with East Palo Alto Center for Community Media (EPACCM) we won a grant to deliver Census 2020 information to the residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties. Our campaign used a mix of print, digital platforms, social media, TV spots and community outreach programs to educate, motivate and remind the community to self-respond to the 2020 Census.
2019: Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) Community Network
Conversations with Candidates
Facebook & the Lenfest Institute for Journalism awarded our inaugural grant to support reporting for underserved communities. Our project “Conversations with Candidates” created access and visibility for ethnic media to political candidates and served as a key bridge to diverse voting populations.
OUR REPORTING FELLOWSHIPS
2022: USC Center for Health Journalism – California Impact Fund
Pathway to Parity Project: $2500
USC awarded a reporting fellowship to Meera Kymal & Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney for their project to increase awareness of transnational abandonment in the South Asian community and resources available for survivors.
2021: USC Center for Health Journalism – Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund
DesiDost /Chai with Sahelis Project: $6000
USC funded a grant to Meera Kymal & Anjana Nagarajan-Butaney to investigate transnational abandonment, a form of domestic abuse that had spiked significantly during the pandemic in South Asian communities. Abandonment occurs when vulnerable immigrant women are abandoned in their country of origin by their husbands.
2021: USC Center for Health Journalism – California Fellow
Masala Heroes Project: $4000
USC selected Srishti Prabha as a 2021 California Fellow for a three-part multimedia series that takes a deeper look at the connection between cultural food security and the health of the South Asian community in the South Bay.
2020: USC Center for Health Journalism – Health Fellowship
Road Warriors: $4000
Ritu Marwah won a USC health fellowship for a three-part series reporting on Punjabi truck drivers in the California trucking industry and their risk of coronary heart disease.
2019 to Date: Ethnic Media Services (EMS)
EMS offers fellowships to ethnic media reporters to expand their knowledge of key issues, connect them to resources and support in-depth reporting. Reporters from India Currents have received over 140 fellowships to cover broader public issues such as immigrant rights, the pandemic, voting rights, housing, race and equity and other topics to engage our audience in participatory democracy.