2024 - 2025 Grants

AFJ grant cycle is now open

As we begin our 2024 - 2025 AFJ Grant Cycle, we are excited to be continuing exceptional work with our partner grantees. Discretionary grants are made to organizations registered under the Jamaica Charity Act in Education, Healthcare or Economic Development. Youth Nutrition Grants are made to social intervention programs to increase food security for youth in need. We look forward to increasing our impact with each and every Grant Cycle.
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2023 Hummingbird Gala Recap

The 2023 Hummingbird Gala was a huge success, raising nearly US$1,000,000. The evening celebrated International Humanitarian Awardee, Danny Wegman, International Humanitarian Awardee, Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, Blue Mountain Awardee, Sherrese Clarke Soares, and Lignum Vitae Awardee, Janice Hart. The Pledge Drive raised funds for the AFJ Grant Fund supporting healthcare, education and economic development, as well as Diabetic Retinopathy Program in Western Jamaica.
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2024 jamaica Charity GALA

Mark your calendars on May 4th, 2024 for our annual Jamaica Charity Gala!
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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."

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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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