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Forge Our Shared Future by Donating to AFS

Our vision at AFS is to help build a more peaceful, just, equitable and sustainable future. We are proud to invite you to share this vision by supporting our 2024 campaign, “Forge Our Shared Future.”

To forge a shared future that is better for all, the world needs more active global citizens: people whose informed, compassionate, and ethical compass drives them to lead lives and make decisions that contribute to a better world. And this year, we are committing to raising $100,000 USD for the AFS Global Impact Fund to help such a future to become reality.

Your support will directly enable a new strategic plan for AFS that focuses on several important innovations:

  • Scholarships for 50% of all AFS participants;
  • Educator tools and resources that encourage global citizenship;
  • Volunteer engagement that creates the best, most active, and most well-equipped volunteer experience possible.

Ultimately, “Forge Our Shared Future” and the new AFS strategic plan aim to deliver excellence and impact in our diverse range of programs so that more people—youth, adults, and families—experience the #AFSeffect.

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Your donations make a real difference

AFS Intercultural Programs is an international, voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organization that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

Learn more about each of the international funds and how your donations make a difference.

Help AFS make change happen worldwide. Your contributions to the AFS Global Impact Fund will enable more talented students from all backgrounds to build global competence, host families around the world will be better prepared for their intercultural experiences, and 50,000+ AFS volunteers will receive robust training on how to lead their communities. This fund is established and run by AFS International.

Support AFS in the country of your choice

54 National AFS Organizations work together to accelerate the collective impact of our not-for-profit. Choose a country and your contribution will be transferred directly to that AFS organization, helping them give more scholarships for young students, offer support to host families, or provide training opportunities to local volunteers.


What our donors are saying

Why I donate

“For 30 years, AFS has provided a variety of unique opportunities for hundreds of children of HSBC employees to live and study overseas. We watched them grow into confident, resilient, mature and culturally aware young adults—some of the very qualities that HSBC values in our people,”

— Steven Travis, HSBC Chief Administration Officer.

Data about our impact:


people are reach by AFS programs annually


in scholarships help more students have transformative international education experiences


schools around the world collaborate with AFS to foster global competence

AFS is rated by GuideStar and Charity Navigator:

FAQs about giving to AFS

You can start by checking if your company offers a matching program online at doublethedonation.com/matching-gift-search. If you don’t see your company listed, check with your human resources department. They will provide you with your company’s matching form and requirements, if available.

Disclosure Statement

Financial and other information about AFS International/Intercultural Programs Inc.’s purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by contacting Rita Jarecsni at 5 Hanover Square, Suite 200 New York, New York 10004 and +1 212 209 0900, and AFS.org or for residents of New York State, as stated below.

A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website at www.charitiesnys.com or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 5 Hanover Square, Site 200 New York, New York 10004. You may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401.