what we do
The American Friendship Foundation (AFF) is an organization founded in 1995 to encourage and promote cross-cultural friendship and goodwill in developing nations.
We do this by collaborating with highly-skilled American development workers who are committed to serving the poor, speaking the local language, knowing the people, and understand their needs and concerns.
These AFF partners develop programs that address pressing human needs for clean water, education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.
What is the American Friendship Foundation?
The American Friendship Foundation (AFF) is an organization founded in 1995 to encourage and promote cross-cultural friendship and goodwill in developing nations through the development and funding of programs that address pressing human need for clean water, education, healthcare and economic opportunities.
What are AFF’s Goals?
AFF’s goal is to provide a trustworthy and effective organization through which individuals, schools and businesses can direct their charitable contributions to worthy third world humanitarian projects. AFF’s goal is to assist children, families, and communities to move from a life of poverty to a life with hope for the future. We know that we cannot solve every problem but we will do what we can to solve some.
What type of projects does AFF work on?
AFF partners with Project Managers who will work directly with the people in the community to develop projects that address the root causes of poverty in their community and not just the symptoms of poverty. AFF focuses on projects in the categories listed below:
- Clean Water and Reliable Food Supplies — Fresh water wells and agricultural training
- Education — Building schools, teacher training, school supplies and student meals
- Healthcare — Visiting healthcare workers, field clinics and basic health care instruction
- Economic Development — Micro loans and job skills training
How does AFF select these Projects?
AFF works with individuals around the world who have a vision and a passion to see a project happen. We look for projects that can financially support themselves within a reasonable time frame, while having a long-term positive impact on the community. AFF provides resources, expertise and knowledge to develop their idea and make their desire to help others become a reality.
What people does AFF support?
AFF is willing to offer a hand of friendship and assistance to those who are in need anywhere in the world, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background.
Learn more by visiting these pages:
The Board – Meet the AFF board of directors.
The Money – Learn about our budget and how finances are handled.
Current Projects – View a list of our active projects.
Past Projects – View a list of past projects completed by AFF.