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.   
Feb 13, 2023  
The American Friends of Georgia seeks a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as its next Executive Director. AFG’s Founding Executive Director is retiring after nearly thirty years of distinguished and impactful service.  As the organization seeks to build upon the departing Executive Director’s important legacy and begins to look toward its future, it is anticipated that the next Executive Director will be tasked with leading a strategic planning process in close collaboration with the Board early in her or his tenure. Historically, the Executive Director has been based in the U.S. and works in close collaboration with a Georgian Executive Director based in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: Stakeholder Management o   Reports to and works closely with AFG’s Chairman and Board o   Builds and maintains critical relationships with international relief agencies, government agencies, members of the...
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