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.

The passage of Hurricane Beryl has left significant damage in its trail on the South Coast of Jamaica. The AFJ toured the devastated region. We saw that the needs were overwhelming. With your help, the original fundraising target was exceeded but based on our survey of the area, people desperately need help and we have increased our goal. We encourage you to continue to give and spread the word in order to meet the requirements of the communities left desolate from Hurricane Beryl. Loss of homes and roofs, infrastructure damage to school buildings and health clinics, loss of crops and so much more. As we continue to go through the urgent process of evaluating needs, we commit to keep you abreast of our work on social media and on our relief efforts web page.
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2024 Hummingbird Gala

Friday, October 25, 2024 at The Plaza Hotel, New York City
Announcing the distinguished Honorees for our 2024 Hummingbird Gala in New York City on Friday, October 25th. We invite you to get ready for one of the premiere fundraisers to support causes in Jamaica. The Gala will highlight ongoing AFJ programs and priority projects.
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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.
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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.


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