These are remarkable times at Amigos de las Américas. The reach and relevance of our impact on youth grows daily. As President and CEO, I am proud that our organization is building bridges by growing our programs and expanding access for more young people throughout the Americas.

Our vision is a world in which each young person, regardless of socioeconomic status, can become a lifelong catalyst for social change through participation in an AMIGOS program. Your continued support is critical to these efforts.

In 2016, financial aid awards from the National Office increased in three dramatic ways:

80% increase in the total amount distributed

  • 2015 total distributed: $177,071
  • 2016 total distributed: $319,139

27% increase in the average individual award

  • 2015 average award: $1,686
  • 2016 average award: $2,144

36% increase in the number of participants who received awards

  • 109 participants in 2015
  • 148 participants in 2016

With the support of individuals like you – in addition to foundations, companies, and philanthropic leaders in our community – we were able to achieve this striking growth in just one year.

Imagine what we can achieve together in 2017.

Please make your next gift today to support our commitment to making AMIGOS accessible to more diverse youth.


Sara Nathan
President & CEO
Amigos de las Américas