Who is AFF?

who we are

AFF goal is to send 100% of your gift to support your designated Project Fund.

AFF pays for fundraising and domestic administrative costs with gifts specifically designated for AFF’s Administrative Fund.

AFF adheres to financial principals and practices for accountability recommended by independent financial watchdog organizations. AFF feels that all charities must be fully accountable to their donors. That is why we follow accounting procedures established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In December 1995 the IRS recognized American Friendship Foundation (AFF) as exempt from federal income tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. AFF is classified as a public charity under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b )(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code, and AFF is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. AFF’s Federal Identification Number is 91-1691404.

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



Building schools, teacher training, school supplies and student meals



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.