Working to improve the lives of Jamaicans

The American Friends of Jamaica was established to assist Jamaican charities in the areas of education, healthcare and, human and economic development.

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2024 Hummingbird Gala

Friday, October 25, 2024 at The Plaza Hotel, New York City
Get ready for another fantastic night for meaningful causes. The Gala will highlight AFJ programs and impact. Please save the date and contact for sponsorship information.
More details will follow shortly.

AFJ Presents over J$119 million (US$766,000) in Grant Awards

47 grants were presented at the Grant Award Ceremony on May 7, 2024. Grant awards were presented at the official ceremony hosted by The Honorable N. Nick Perry, U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica at the United States Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.

General Fund

General funds are crucial to the work we do at the AFJ. They support the discretionary grant cycle and meaningful projects on the ground in Jamaica. Your support makes all the difference to these organizations. We believe quality healthcare is a human right. The AFJ supports and collaborates with valid healthcare organizations in Jamaica. Most notably our partnership with the Ministry of Health helps navigate the ever-evolving healthcare and public health landscape.
Ways to Give

Choose A Cause

Choose a Cause offers the opportunity to donate to a particular project, charity or NGO in Jamaica you are passionate about. Your donation will increase well needed resources for making tangible impact.
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Wegman, soares and hart awarded at 2023 nyc gala

Danny Wegman, Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, Sherrese Clarke Soares, and Janice Hart recognized awards by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ).
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Zacca, Campbell get AFJ achievement awards

Christopher Zacca and Courtney Campbell were recognized by the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) with International Achievement awards on the weekend.

NET Partners with afj for water sanitation upgrade

"AFJ has provided a grant totalling US$34,571 for the project, marking a significant milestone in ongoing efforts to improve educational infrastructure in Jamaica."
Our Mission
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.


AFJ is a registered 501 (c)(3). All donations are tax deductible. EIN #133115102

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