Our Mission

INDIA CURRENTS FOUNDATION

India Currents Foundation (ICF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that promotes community journalism, civic engagement, and the heritage arts of India in the United States. Tax ID: 83-3257703

What is our mission?

India Currents Foundation is the first nonprofit South Asian media organization in the United States. Our mission is to tell critical, relevant, and investigative stories for and about the diaspora in the SF Bay Area and serve as an incubator for a new generation of storytellers. 

As conveners of community, we play a distinctive role in connecting Indian Americans to each other, transcend cultural silos, and promote civic engagement to support broader social justice issues.

Our vision is to become the primary window into the lives of the Indian diaspora.

What do we do?

Authentic Story-telling: We provide relevant stories told by the Indian American community in their own voices and fill the geographic and topical gaps left by mainstream media companies.

Over the past three decades we have created a vast reservoir of immigrant experiences which are of great interest to all Americans, new immigrants, educational institutions as well as government organizations.

Community Engagement: We actively build partnerships with ethnic media organizations on projects to amplify important initiatives for community education. We collaborate with cultural organizations to showcase the art and culture of India to all Americans.

Building the Future: We mentor and train the next generation of Indian American journalists through internships and writing opportunities.

How 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,  and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

India Currents Foundation is a member of Institute of Nonprofit News (INN) since 2020.

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