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Ways to Donate

Africa Heartwood Project is an all-volunteer non-profit organization with no overhead or administrative expenses ever taken out of your donations. It is our pledge that 100% of your donated funds go to direct implementation of your pre-selected project.Watch the video on the right to learn more about how your donation makes a direct difference, and also learn about our unique and dedicated approach this work.

When making your donation, you may indicate which project you would like to support, or you may designate your Donor Managed Fund, if applicable. If not specified by you, your donation will be used for the project in the greatest need.

Secure Online Credit Card Donation

A secure credit or debit card donation can be made with PayPal. Please click on the appropriate link below to complete your online donation.

PayPal - No account or login required. General donations for any of our projects.

Automatic Sponsorship Donation by Credit or Debit Card

Africa Heartwood Project now offers you the opportunity to make automatic donations by credit or debit card, including sponsorship of one of our children at the Refugee Orphan Home. Click here to download the form that you will need in order to set up automatic donations. Please print the form, complete all requested information, and fax to 801-746-8343.

Mail a Check

Please mail checks to:

Africa Heartwood Project
521 West 500 North
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Buy Charitable Products

Donate indirectly to Africa Heartwood Project by buying from certain companies who have designated certain items as charitable sales items, or who have committed a variable portion of their gross revenue to Africa Heartwood Project. Shop now!

Search and Buy Online with GoodSearch

GoodSearch will make a donation to Africa Heartwood Project every time you do an internet search or shop at over 1,300 online stores, including eBay, Amazon, Home Depot, etc....  Simply by making GoodSearch.com your search engine and doing what you do every day you'll be making a difference - without costing you anything. No registration required. Make GoodSearch.com your new homepage for searches today, and make GoodShop.com the first page you visit before making an online purchase. Get discounts and easier donation tracking by downloading our customized AHP GoodSearch toolbar.

Wire Transfer

Africa Heartwood Project will accept wire transfer donations, which are typically larger donations made by organizations and corporations. Please contact us directly to make arrangements.

In Kind Donations

Because of the prohibitively high costs of shipping from North America to Africa, all in-kind donations for the beneficiaries of our projects must either be in proximity to the project, or the donation should include transport to the project. In some cases smaller items urgently needed on-site may be hand-carried in luggage by AHP directors or volunteers when traveling to Africa. Please contact us to coordinate.

Volunteer Time or Services

Please visit our Voluteers information page and complete the Volunteer Inquiry Form to let us know how you would like to get involved, either from where you live or in Africa. Professional services - such as accounting, legal, web development, or grant writing - are always welcome.

The Africa Heartwood Project Model
This Africa Heartwood Project model is based on a variety of project-based small-scale development practices which have been found to be successful in many communities in Africa and other developing regions.

The foundation:

* Local, sustainable resources (including raw materials and labor).
* Appropriate technology that doesn't require expensive maintenance or ongoing education.
* Voluntary income redistribution through free-market principles (rather than through forced taxation).
* Self-determination and self-reliance on the part of the beneficiary.
* Global partnership and knowledge transfer that is mutually beneficial.
* Trickle-up and trickle-down effects apply (as cottage industries and village economies grow their tax     contributions grow - thus strengthening local, regional, and national municipal agencies, and lateral purchases from local vendors strengthens the village economy and inter-dependency).
* Global awareness building through those who experience first-hand the richness and beauty of West African cultures.

Our Approach to Using Donations

Africa Heartwood Project operates on a zero-overhead basis, with no donated funds ever used for administrative fees, salaries, utilities, rent, web hosting, or anything related to operating an organization. Thanks to the generosity of DjembeDirect.com, all of these standard operating costs are covered for us gratis. 100% of your donated funds go to the direct implementation of the project of your choice. All of our directors work for free, and our wonderful volunteers receive no compensation for their time, talents, and energy dedicated to the important work of Africa Heartwood Project.

From top to bottom, AHP is a labor of love, with no expectation of anything but joy in return. All funds are overseen directly by Andy Jones and the board of directors. Africa Heartwood Project is operated with strict accountability and transparency demanded from the carefully selected project-based vendors and service providers. Measures are always taken to ensure that funds are handled with integrity and properly allocated, enabling us to accomplish as much good as possible with your generously donated money.

When projects require a critical sum of funds before action can be taken, the donated funds are held in dedicated AHP accounts in the U.S and/or Ghana.

We encourage schools, churches, and community groups to hold fundraisers for supporting our endeavors in making a real and lasting difference in the lives of individuals and communities in West Africa  Please visit our Volunteers page to get started today! 

Africa Heartwood Project would like to thank Google and the Google Grant Program for its donation of over $300,000 in services.  We are grateful for this substantial donation and the continued support from the Google Non-Profit Program!

QuoteThe life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and willing service.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tax Deductible -
Africa Heartwood Project is a registered 501(c)3 Public Charity in the USA
501(c)3 Registration -
Effective Date -
January 7, 2008
Registered Int'l NGO -
Ghana - October 2008
Liberia - April 2010
IRS Tax Deductible -
All donations, contributions,and gifts are tax deductible under IRS code 170
Continuous Donations -
For ongoing and automatic donations via credit card, please complete and return this form.

Africa Heartwood Project is a registered 501(c)3 Public Charity #26-2457812 in the United States effective January 7, 2008, also a registered NGO in Ghana effective October 17, 2008.
All donations, contributions,and gifts are tax deductible under IRS code 170