AJA Foundation Founder and Chairman, Andy Astrachan in Zambia

Our Mission

AJA Foundation seeks to help those who have done everything society asks of them, yet for whom access to fundamental resources and advancement remains elusive at best and structurally impossible at worst.

Understanding that the “playing field” of opportunity tilts substantially and unfairly towards those coming from advantage and that nobody succeeds on their own, AJA Foundation is dedicated to leveling the playing field by investing globally in organizations providing equal access to resources addressing fundamental human needs and human rights.

We invest our money in, and are prepared to lend our business and fundraising expertise to proven and successful non-profits of all sizes that provide equal access to quality education; equal access to essential social and legal services; equal access to quality healthcare – with a current emphasis on access to clean water in developing countries which we believe to be a primary human right; and we invest in medical research for the benefit of mankind.

In these areas and others, AJA Foundation invests in those organizations that have demonstrated success with narrow and clearly defined missions, cost effective solutions, sufficient infrastructure, accountable management, detailed reporting and proven results.

And, because we believe that in all cases it is the people within an organization who drive success, we invest in those people capable of, and irrationally committed to delivering exceptional outcomes.


What We Fund

Our philanthropy is primarily focused on healthcare, medical research, education and human rights which include social services.


Human Rights


Medical Research







Recent GrantsNews
October 24, 2022

The AJA Foundation Awards $100,000 to Fulfillment Fund in 2022

The AJA Foundation recently awarded The Fulfillment Fund $60,000 for programming at the UCLA Community School. Earlier this year, we provided $40,000 for college scholarships. In 2021 we provided $100,000…
Recent GrantsNews
October 1, 2022

AJA Foundation Renews Makolekole Grant and Provides Capacity Building Support

The AJA Foundation has been partnering with Zambian-based non-profit, Makolekole Ltd. for two years, during which time we have provided over $200,000 in funding for more than 30 new boreholes…
August 8, 2022

Nevada First-Gen Network creates program for prospective college students

In collaboration with the Incline Education Fund, the Nevada First-Gen Network offers a free summer pilot program to engage and inspire rising 6th and 7th graders from Incline Middle School.
May 6, 2022

Organizing The Numbers

As Three Angels Christian Academy’s School Program Assistant, most everything Jana does is behind the scenes. But it is her passion for education and drive for excellence that brings magic…

How to Apply

1. Learn About Us

Review information available on the AJA Foundation website to learn about the Foundation and the types of grants we fund.

2. Determine if you're a fit

Our grant making focus is primarily in the areas of Health, Advancing Medicine, Education and Human Rights, which includes some social services.

3. Submit an LOI
(Letter of Inquiry)

If you believe your work aligns with our focus, please submit a letter of inquiry via the link here.

4. Obtain invitation to apply

If it is determined that there is a fit between your work and our foundation, you will receive an invitation to apply.