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.

2024 jamaica Charity GALA

Join us on May 4th, 2024 for our annual Jamaica Charity Gala as we honor Mr. Christopher Zacca and Mr. Courtney Campbell with the International Achievement Award.
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medical equipment & supplies

A life-changing donation valued at over US$600k including anesthesia warmers, laryngoscopes, catheters, and other surgical supplies has arrived in Jamaica and will be distributed to the University of the West Indies, Kingston Public Hospital, Chapelton Hospital and May Pen Hospital. We give our sincere thanks to the support from recent Lignum Vitae Honoree Janice Hart of Yale New Haven Hospital, the Ministry of Health and Wellness and AFJ shipping partner Dennis Shipping.
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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."

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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