American Friends of Georgia

The American Friends of Georgia (AFG) is a U.S. tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Since 1994. AFG has worked to improve the lives and well-being of the Georgian people, particularly the most vulnerable, by partnering with donors and international organizations to fund and strengthen an emerging independent (nonprofit) sector in Georgia.

AFG has four focus areas: education and social services, healthcare, economic empowerment, and Georgian arts and culture. AFG has played a leadership role in funding and coordinating a wide range of programs and projects in Georgia, including:

  • The first hospice, home care program, and nursing school in Georgia
  • Improved care of children with tuberculosis and leukemia
  • The first private orphanage and village for street children in Georgia
  • The first landscaping and gardening school in Georgia
  • The first dedicated housing for parents of children being treated for cancer
  • An arts center for children traumatized by war
  • A daycare center providing preschool education for disadvantaged children
  • Exhibitions of Georgian crafts and art in the U.S.