American Friends of Jamaica 2019 Grant

Application submissions are now open for the American Friends of Jamaica (AJF) 2019 Grant Cycle. Candidates from qualified non-profit organizations who provide charitable services in Jamaica, specifically in education, healthcare, and economic development sectors, can submit their applications with the deadline of February 7, 2020.

The AFJ Grants Committee will review, evaluate and make decisions based on applicant organizations that have registered under the Jamaica Charities Act. Once reviewed, the committee will notify awardees, and implement the grants. The application review process happens once per year; award announcements will occur in March, and be presented in April.


The AFJ recognizes organizations that implement programs assisting Jamaicans in need, offering grants to support their life-changing initiatives.

Previous American Friends of Jamaica Grant Awardees

In 2018, the AFJ received 83 applications and granted 25 awards. St. Joseph’s School was awarded last year for its aim to improve and support the use of technology for Jamaican children, so they can be better equipped to compete in the global economy. St. Andrew Settlement is now able to serve over 100 patients in under-served communities. These are just a few examples of the organizations that benefited from the grant funding awarded 2018-2019.

Visit theafj.org/grants to see if your organization qualifies to submit a grant application. Applicant entities must demonstrate clear and compelling charitable goals, established governance structure, sound financial management capability and measurable targets for implementation.


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