The AFJ held its annual Grant Award Ceremony at the US Embassy in Kingston on April 17, 2018. Forty-one organizations received grants at the ceremony, bringing the total amounts of the grants for the year to nearly US$600,000. Members of the Board of the AFJ, Executive Director Caron Chung with
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The American Friends of Jamaica, Inc. Raises Over U$350K in New York NEW YORK (October 24, 2017) -The energy was electric on Monday night (October 23rd) in New York City as the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) honored Joseph M. Matalon, Vincent HoSang, Cecil Sam Wright. A performance by Busy
At last year’s Hummingbird Gala, our guests had a lot of fun with our Masters of Ceremonies, Actor, Malik Yoba and TV Newscaster Kori Chambers, both of whom helped raise awareness and support. Both have strong affiliation with Jamaica – Malik through his role in the film Cool Runnings and
AFJ Announces its 2017 Hummingbird Gala in NYC The non-profit will honour philanthropists Mr. Joseph M. Matalon, CD, Mr. Vincent HoSang, OD, OJ, and Mr. Cecil Sam Wright in New York City at their Annual Flagship Gala NEW YORK (July 19, 2017) – The American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ) announces
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. Discretionary
The AFJ is pleased to be a part of the legacy of all the grantees we support. Grant Awards are presented annually in Jamaica during the Official Grant Ceremony in April. In 2016, The AFJ presented twenty-one (21) grants to groups and organizations dedicated to Jamaica’s development.
On April 20, 2015, the AFJ presented thirty-‐three grants and scholarships to organizations in Jamaica to support education, health and other forms of social development.
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.