Since 2000, the Dean’s Future Scholars program at University Nevada Reno has empowered first generation students to pursue higher education in order to reach their full potential.
Fulfillment Fund works to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.
"Having a water well in a village profoundly impacts every area of life from health and nutrition to education and economics.”
'Manzi ndi Moyo!'' - Water is Life. Makolekole is bringing clean, safe water to the remote communities of Zambia's Luanwga Valley.
“People think middle school’s not important, but what you do now really sets you up for how your life’s going to be.”
“Educating children provides a high return on investment and impacts generations to come”
Innocence Project
"AJA Foundation’s strategic investment in research at the VA will bring best in class medicine to our Nation’s Veterans"

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


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May 18, 2021

Open letter to philanthropists from the UNICEF International Council

The members of UNICEF's International Council - a collective of over 70 individual philanthropic partners committed to improving children's lives - write to the world's philanthropists with an urgent call…
May 3, 2021

Water for Guinea, Africa A Clean Water Quest with UNICEF USA

Learn more about the AJA Foundation funded Water for Guinea project in this recent LCA Houston article where Dr. Sippi Khurana, writes about her UNICEF field visit to Guinea, West…
Human RightsProgram Highlights
May 18, 2020

The Innocence Project

Since 2009, The AJA Foundation has supported The Innocence Project and their fight to free those who have been wrongfully convicted. The Innocence Project’s newly released Netflix docuseries, The Innocence…

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.