Contributing financial aid to Indian COVID relief causes

Nihanth Subramanya
1 min readMay 1, 2021


I diverted my savings contribution for this month to an Indian COVID relief cause. It took me some time to figure out how to do this.

I donated to this fundraiser:

This fundraiser through Milaap contributes to the procurement of oxygen concentrators for patients that need respiratory care.

Update May 7 ’21: Amazon is vouching[7] for this same donation path.

My criteria were:

  1. Impactful use of funds
  2. Trustworthy money transfer
  3. Minimal requirements to divulge personal information

It just needs a card, name, and email address. You can optionally make an account via Google/Facebook auth, and it tracks your donation in a dashboard and you can download a receipt whenever you please. Milaap appears to be a legit platform[1] and this specific beneficiary has gotten media coverage[2][3][4][5][6].

I welcome suggestions. Thanks for your interest and generosity!

I should acknowledge that most of the research I did started with this crowdsourced doc: Huge thanks to the folks who started that and contributed to its content.