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2023 hummingbird gala & after party soiree

Join us for the 2023 Hummingbird Gala & After Party Soiree at The Plaza in New York City on Friday, October 27th, as we celebrate International Humanitarian Awardee, Danny Wegman, International Humanitarian, Paula Kerr-Jarrett Wegman, Blue Mountain Awardee, Sherrese Clarke Soares, Lignum Vitae Awardee, Janice Hart.
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2023 Summer Newsletter

We are thrilled to present our annual Summer Newsletter that recaps our work and activities over the past year. Grants, scholarships, partnerships, initiatives, and programs are tailored to benefit Jamaica’s healthcare, education and economic development. Thank you to our sponsors, contributors and stakeholders.


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.​
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.
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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.


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

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