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2023 hummingbird gala

Join us for the 2023 Hummingbird Gala at The Plaza in New York City on Friday, October 27.
2022-2023 grants

afj grant ceremony

The annual AFJ grant cycle closed with 54 grant applications received. 24 grants were awarded at the official Grant Ceremony on May 2, 2023.

Discretionary grants are made to organizations registered under Jamaica's Charity Act in Education, Healthcare or Economic Development. Individual/personal requests are ineligible. We look forward to continuing exceptional impact with partner grantees.


Want to pick a Jamaican Charity to support? Take a look at our Choose a Cause page where you can choose a charity for your donation. From robotics programs to heart surgeries for children to entrepreneurship programs, learn more about our charitable partners.​
March 29, 2023

2022 Annual Report

The AFJ presents its Annual Report for the fiscal year ending March 2022. For over 40 years, the AFJ has worked to support Jamaican communities through funding programs in education, healthcare, and economic development. The Annual Report reflects our past efforts and achievements, all of which could not have been done without the support of our donors. Read more about the AFJ’s work in 2022 by downloading the Annual Report below.
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AFJ presents over $90 million in grant awards

“Your support has empowered us to pursue our dreams. We are taking full advantage of this opportunity and encourage persons to continue supporting the AFJ, so that they can continue to assist others to realise their full potential.”

Fraser-Pryce, Orane get AFJ humanitarian awards

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Douglas Orane were recognised by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) with International Humanitarian awards on the weekend.

Start Right To Boost Healthcare Delivery For Moms, Newborns

"AFJ has stepped up big time by funding devices for phase one of the Jamaica handheld ultrasound project."

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We envision a world in which all Jamaicans have access to basic education, healthcare services and economic development opportunities for a better quality of life.


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