Help support exceptional academics and give the gift of learning to students in need...


We at AFSOAS seek to support important causes that help bring important educational opportunities to high-achieving students in need and to support the exceptional, world-renowned academics for which SOAS is known worldwide. Our top 3 funding priorities at present are as follows:


1. Send 2 Ghana Scholars to Attend Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Training @ SOAS

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) strives to document and preserve endangered languages by funding scholars worldwide to conduct field work and to archive their documentary collections and make them freely available. We intend to help two Ghanaian students attend a 2-week intensive course on Endangered Languages Documentation at SOAS in 2019. This will help facilitate the documentation of languages like Animere and Adele which are facing extinction in Ghana. These individuals will join the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme which will provide a tailored workshop, adapted to suit Ghana’s regional needs for language preservation. Our goal is to raise $5,000 total ($2,500/person).

Fundraising ideas for schools, churches, and youth sports teams

Our own and most important AFSOAS initiative - this scholarship opportunity provides one American student in financial need each year the life-changing opportunity to study a full-time, one-year taught Master's programme at SOAS in London. As part of this scholarship, the selected individual also receives free housing thanks to the very generous support of the Friends of International Student House London (FISHL). Five individuals to-date have received this scholarship. Our annual goal is to raise $30,000/year.


3. Sanctuary Scholarships

The SOAS Sanctuary Scholarships give displaced people, who cannot access student finance, a chance to enter higher education in the U.K.



Giving Options

For all of the following options, please let us know if you have any particular giving preference based off the above-stated priorities. If not, we will allocate your funds to wherever it is needed most. Thank you so much for your thoughtful generosity!

1. Donate Online

Simply enter the amount of your one-time contribution and complete the rest of the form.


2. Become a Monthly Donor

Simply enter the amount of your donation and tick the "Make this a monthly donation" box before proceeding with filling out the rest of the form.


3. Mail a Check

If giving online is not for you - not to worry, you can still send us a check the old-fashioned way - by standard mail. Simply make your check out to "American Friends of SOAS," include your giving preference (if any) in the subject line, and mail it to us at:

The American Friends of SOAS
P.O. Box 2744
Orange, CA 92859


4. Donate Stock

We are able to receive gifts of stock, if you prefer to donate this way. The current transaction charge is 1.9% of the total donation value (minimum fee per transaction of $15) plus the actual brokerage fees for selling the stock (which is typically between $5 - $15 per transaction). Simply use the button below to get started:


5. In-Kind Gifts

We are also able to receive gifts in-kind (that is, gifts that are non-monetary). For example, artwork, books, technology, and so on. These contributions are also eligible for a tax receipt, although the allowable write-off % is lower for gifts in-kind than it is for monetary gifts. Please contact us at, and we will follow up with you directly about your contribution.

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*All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For all eligible donations, A tax receipt will be provided to you in a timely manner. Our federal tax ID # is 27-4900255.