2017 Grantee Recipients

On April 3, 2017 the AFJ presented annual grant awards at the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica. Discretionary grants and donor-direct grant awards of over U$311,677 (JA$40 million) were presented.  During the course of the year, over U$159K (JA$20 million) in donor-direct grants were disbursed by the AFJ.

AFJ Board of Directors and Executive Director

AFJ Board of Directors and Executive Director


Discretionary Grants

Child Resiliency Program (Montego Bay)$20,000Year long after school intervention for 60 children identified as “at risk for violence” from 5 inner-city primary schools, plus 30 parents.St. James
Denham Town Community Development Committee$6,680Deliver literacy and numeracy teaching on individual basis to increase number of students entering the Grade Six Achievement Test; Youths engage through sporting activities that stimulates learning.Kingston & St. Andrew
Dudley Grant Memorial Trust$10,800Learning Through Play, an international parenting program designed to give parents basic information of child development and roles to ensure maximum development opportunities for their children.Kingston, Portland
Fight for Peace$10,000FightingWords introduces a literature club in six inner-city communities with low levels of literacy and high levels of violence.Kingston & St. Andrew
Give Me Dignity$15,000Training and counselling for 140 girls, victims of sexual violence to rebuild self esteem.Island-wide
Good Shepherd$15,000Funds equipment providing eye care, dental care and other out-patient clinical care. Clinic saw 24,000 low income residents of Montego Bay in 2016.St. James
Heart Ease United Youth Club$8,670Supplies assistance and homework club for around 500 challenged students; after-school facility for around 100 students.St. Thomas
Downtown Kingston Music Theatre$10,000 A performing and visual arts programme running after school at Alpha Institute. Involves 90 inner city youths ages 14-19.Kingston & St. Andrew
JASY$1,250JASY Summer camp program for inner city youths – a week long sports training camp for 150 youths; utilizes sports training to improve self-esteem, physical fitness, teamwork, values and cross-cultural learning. Kingston & St. Andrew
Lloyd’s Development Committee$11,850Expands chicken rearing operations to fund the elderly with groceries and students with lunch money/ school items.St. Thomas
Multicare Foundation$8,750Training in dance, speech and drama in inner-city Kingston for kids ages 6-18 and teachers in 32 schools.Kingston & St. Andrew
Scientific Research Council$10,780Establish Waste Treatment System for Sustainable Science and Technology Application at Carron Hall High School, (310 students) incorporated into curriculum for farming community. St. Mary
Saint Andrew Settlement$26,880Expansion of Dental Facility/ purchase and installation of much-needed dental equipment at dental clinic serving inner city community.Kingston & St. Andrew
Trees That Feed Foundation$20,000TTFF will provide 2,000 breadfruit trees, 10 sets of fruit processing equipment and training to approximately 500 women.St. Mary


Donor-Directed Grants

Alpha Institute$8,000New Deejay training program funded by Irie Foundation to teach students mixing and selcting techniques and prepare them for a career in the DJ trade.Kingston & St. Andrew
Bred’s$22,863Funding teachers salaries and programs at community schools.St. Elizabeth
Bull Savannah Primary$10,200Fund scholarships for graduates to attend secondary and tertiary institutionsSt. Elizabeth
Cobb Family Lecture Series$1,000Lecture series at the University of the West Indies.Kingston & St. Andrew
Cornwall Regional Hospital$10,000Equipment for the pediatric ward.Western Jamaica
First Step Basic School$1,000Grant for supplies at rural basic schoolSt. Elizabeth
Gore Foundation$18,719Funds for basic school programs, including the model Play & Stay Tennis tennis program, which uses play as a point of introduction to raising school wide standards.Island-wide
Hanover Charities$10,000Scholarships, soup kitchen, clinics throughout Hanover regionHanover
Jamaica Environmental Trust$5,000Funds staff and other administrative costs not covered by project costs in environmental protection, advocacy and education.Island-wide
Mustard Seed Blessed Assurance$1,666Fund school meal programIsland Wide
Oracabessa Foundation$260Environmental and youth programsSt. Mary
Pocket Rocket$4,332Scholarships for student athletesIsland Wide
Positive Jamaica Foundation$14,650Youth programs.Island Wide
R.E.A.P.$10,727An incentive driven awareness program centered on environmental activity. Engages over of 250,000 students across Jamaica. past achievements include: 600,000 PET bottles collected, over 100,000 students in 260 schools were engaged, 15,000 trees planted and 150 gardens planted.Island-wide
Rockhouse Foundation$250donation to school building project in Westmoreland.Westmoreland
Rose Town Foundation$22,262Project funds teachers to assist youngsters with literacy and numeracy skills to improve their reading comprehension and mathematics with educational materials.Kingston & St. Andrew
Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church$5,000Church programs for the needySt. James
Sandals (Project Sprout)$20,000Grant will provide upgrades to school infrastructure as well as teaching and learning aids, provide an early childhood specialist and social worker; and facilitate parental involvement in a child’s education.St. Ann
SOS Children’s Village House #13$6,532Repairs to house # 13 were selected by a private AFJ donor. The home accommodates seven adolescents; ages 14-17 plus one Caregiver.St. James
St. Ann’s Bay Hospital$103,425Refurbishment of the male surgical ward which facilitates up to 40 patients.St. Ann
St. James Scholarship Fund$2,450Individual grants are distributed to students in their respective communities with hope of becoming agents of change in these communities.St. James
Tech Beach$14,000USAID support for a tech conference  – economic development programMontego Bay
UWI Bursary$5,000
UWI Bursary – Holden$1,100
UWI Bursary – Cobb$1,100
UWI Bursary – Cooper$1,100