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IAM, along with community partners and organizations, is launching the COVID-19 emergency relief fund to help people affected directly or indirectly by the Coronavirus pandemic in Minnesota. Our goal is to address the needs that are immediate and can be alleviated by our community through its generosity. By contributing to this fund, community members can come together for a joint show of #ForceForGood to combat suffering and help people in our area at this time of great need. Please be part of this effort by the Asian Indian community in Minnesota.

We have set a goal of $100,000 

Please help us reach this ambitious goal. Be a part of this effort in contributing to the needs of Minnesotans at-large and demonstrate our collective altruistic spirit.

Please donate generously at any of the following donation levels:

  1. Diamond : $5,000+
  2. Platinum : $2,000+
  3. Gold : $1,000+
  4. Silver : $500 +
  5. Bronze : $100 +
  6. General : Any amount under $100


This relief fund will supplement the financial needs of local non-profit organizations engaged with the following services:

  1. Attending the needs of disadvantaged children, students, seniors, homeless and vulnerable populations
  2. Helping many low wage earners affected by the shut down
  3. Supplying medical equipment, materials and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Aid to Blood Banks

Organizations for Fund Distribution: 

IAM CERF Steering Committee has analyzed several organizations engaged with the services mentioned under Fund Objectives, and based on their past records of services, has recommended the following organizations:

Second Harvest Heartland; One of Minnesota's food banks among 200 Feeding America organizations. Securian is matching donations up to $250,000.
SEWA-Aifw; Local partner organization serving Wellness of South Asians in Minnesota.
Sheridan Story; Local organization fighting child-hunger. The Sheridan Story focuses on the food gaps when children aren’t able to receive free and reduced meal programs


On prior approval by the Grants Steering Committee, the fund may reimburse the actual costs incurred by any organizations and/or individuals for services mentioned in Fund Objectives with proper documentation.

We will add more Organizations to the list as needs develop and donation funds become available.