Support PiAf

Your support enables bright, hardworking, recent college graduates to spend a year of service in Africa supporting our amazing fellowship organizations  – and to be forever changed themselves in the process.

By supporting Princeton in Africa, you are not just impacting the life of one individual, but lives within our own communities and across the continent of Africa. Thank you!

Donate by Credit Card or Paypal

Make a direct donation or a donation on behalf of a friend using Visa, Discover, Mastercard or AmericanExpress here. To maximize your donation you can elect to cover the processing fee. 

Donate by Check

Checks made payable to Princeton in Africa can be mailed to:

Princeton in Africa
Louis A. Simpson International Building
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544

Matching Gifts

Please consider a matching gift: did you know that many companies match donations made by their employees to our organization? Consider a matching gift today and double or triple your impact! Please visit your company’s website to determine whether your gift is eligible for a corporate match.

Donate Stock & Securities

Please learn more about stock donations to PiAf here or contact our office by phone (609.258.7215) or email ( for more information.

Donate Extra Frequent Flyer Miles

Do you have extra frequent flyer miles that you are unable to use? Contact the PiAf office to see if Fellows or staff can use the miles for our fellowship program’s domestic or international travel.

Donate In-Kind Items

We welcome in-kind donations in good condition (such as office equipment and supplies or books and travel guides for our PiAf Africa Resource Library).


We welcome organizations to include us in their estate documents. In order to make a bequest, you should speak with your attorney. Your attorney can help you include a bequest to Princeton in Africa in your estate plan. Should you wish to discuss this with us, please call us at 609-258-7215, send us an email at, or navigate to our staff page to contact a specific staff or board member. 

Build Our Network

Do you know of an organization doing great work in Africa that you think would be a good host organization for PiAf and future Fellows? Can you put us in touch with contacts in Africa or people who have an interest in Africa? Can you suggest potential sponsors for our annual benefit or fellowship posts? We look forward to expanding our network! Please email

Our History

In 1999, a group of Princeton alumni, faculty, and staff launched Princeton in Africa as an independent affiliate of Princeton University inspired by the University’s informal motto, “Princeton in the Nation’s Service and in the Service of All Nations.” In 2010, the program opened up to include graduates of any US accredited university in order to meet the growing demand from host organizations and allow more young professionals access to the unique opportunities afforded by PiAf. During the past 20 years, we have placed over 600 Fellows with more than 100 organizations in 36 countries, while developing more strategic partnerships across Africa and creating more opportunities for our alumni community to engage with the continent and with one another.


The International Rescue Committee has been so fortunate to have had a longstanding relationship with Princeton in Africa since our very first Fellows landed in Rwanda in 1999.  Whether it was Emily or Renee in 1999 or the 110 Fellows across 14 IRC countries over the years, we have been blessed by the relationship, the quality of the Fellows and the impact on what IRC does on the ground every single day.

Brian Johnson
Chief Human Resources Officer
International Rescue Committee

My fellowship has been the most impactful personal and professional development opportunity of my life. I wanted a post-college experience that would push my limits, expand my comfort zone, and help me discern the next steps in my career journey. And this has been the case.

Ryan Elliott
2014-15 Fellow
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative in Lesotho

I can honestly say that this year has changed my life and my view of what’s possible for the future. Princeton in Africa isn’t just a one-year fellowship, it’s an introduction to a particular way of life and a new way of thinking about the world. I feel like so many doors are open now that I never would have considered before.

Katie Fackler
2010-11 Fellow
UN World Food Programme

My Princeton in Africa fellowship was everything I could have hoped for and much more. The myriad of experiences makes my head swim, and it has strengthened my desire to help underserved populations worldwide.

David Bartels
2006-2007 Fellow
Baylor Pediatric AIDS Initiative

Princeton in Africa was an invaluable experience for me. I learned an infinite amount through my work and through living in Uganda. I also realized that I want to continue working on African issues as long as I can.

Alexis Okeowo
2006-2007 Fellow
The New Vision

The International Rescue Committee’s experience with Princeton in Africa has been exceptional. Each Fellow brings excellent writing and analytical skills as well as unique interests and passions that enrich the program and the field office environment. We were so pleased we expanded the program to more field offices.

Susan Riehl
Human Resources, IRC

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has been working in Africa for over 11 years through its Secure the Future program.  One common theme in all aspects of program implementation is having passionate, energetic individuals on the ground who can think outside the box and then transfer the skills for sustainability.  The Princeton In Africa Fellows have been a huge asset in this regard and our programs and patients have been better for it.

John Damonti
President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation