The Covid-19 pandemic underscores the need for global cooperation and reflects the importance of the AFS mission

Stand with us by giving to the AFS Covid-19 Response Fund, so we can:

  • Aid host families in providing extraordinary support to thousands of students unable to return to their home countries during the pandemic.
  • Facilitate emergency return travel for students where possible.
  • Deploy online resources for students’ continued learning and peer-based community sharing.
  • Reinforce AFS staff and our global network of 50,000 local volunteers serving our students during this crisis.

AFS response to Covid-19

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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,”


Thank you for helping AFS make change happen

Partner with AFS to make change happen three ways

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Advance our impact goals

  • Develop active global citizens
  • Globalize schools and institutions
  • Expand access to intercultural education

Support AFS scholarships

Help more talented students from all backgrounds build global competence, increase their employability prospects and become leaders in their communities.


Honor our heroic founders

Donating to The AFS Volunteer Ambulance Drivers Impact Fund in honor or memory of a beloved Driver ensures that AFS remains strong and vital as a volunteer organization.

How you are helping make change happen


volunteers support AFS programs and social impact projects

$28 million

in scholarships help more students have transformative international education experiences


schools around the world collaborate with AFS to foster global competence

FAQs about giving to AFS

You can start by checking if your company offers a matching program online at 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.