American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF)
For more than three decades, AMCHAM members have been actively committed to improving the social infrastructure in Thailand, particularly for schools in rural areas. The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation, through three programs administered by the Community Engagement Committee: Adopt-a-School, Sponsor-a-Student and Sponsor-an-English Teacher programs, provides a legal entity through which AMCHAM members can demonstrate their commitment to the betterment of Thailand by contributing to a range of educational, civil and social services projects.
AMCHAM formally registered the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation (ATF) in 2004 thereby providing a legal entity through which AMCHAM members and other supporters can demonstrate their commitment to the betterment of Thailand by contributing to a range of educational, civic and social services projects. The ATF is recognized by the Ministry of Finance as a Public Charitable Organization (number 632).
100% of all cash donations are directed towards ATF projects identified by donors. The ATF charges no administration fees. In addition to cash donations, there are other ways to contribute. Donations of books, art supplies, library materials, musical equipment and certain office equipment are also welcome.
If you want to make a cash donation to ATF, you can do so by: downloading and filling out a pledge card; donating via our secure electronic system; and donating through Pay Pal. Please click on your chosen method below.
AMCHAM has been supporting educational development in Thailand through the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand Foundation by providing scholarships to underprivileged Thai university students since 1976. At the end of their studies, students converge in Bangkok for a three-day Career Camp to learn basic job skills and meet AMCHAM member companies.
Students who benefited from the program have gone on to find employment with companies such as Chevron, Esso, Ford, Nestle, Bayer, Kenan Institute Asia, and more, and contribute to the development of the Thai economy and society.
We are looking to maintain this successful and critically important program and continue to offer scholarship to qualifying students.
A donation of Baht 90,000 provides a student with scholarship for three years and participation in both an Orientation Camp and Career Camp.
Your donation will impact individual lives in a meaningful and powerful way and empower Thai youth to reach their potential and be the future Thailand deserves.
AMCHAM contributes to raising the English proficiency of Thai students by partnering with the Thai-US Education Foundation (Fulbright Thailand) and sponsoring English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) who work at Thai schools around the country on improving the English curriculum. These American teaching assistants work both with students and with Thai English teachers to increase the quality of English language education in Thailand and make the country’s future work force competitive on a regional and global level.
A donation of Baht 350,000 will sponsor an ETA for one year. Donors can request that ETAs are placed in a specific region/province.
Your donation will impact hundreds of students across Thailand and build the English language capacity of your future workforce.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does the Chamber publicize donations?
A: T-AB Magazine highlights donations and recognition of contributions at AMCHAM monthly luncheons. The ATF releases information to the press on Adopt-a-School and Teacher Fellowship dedications. Donors are also welcome to make contributions known to the public.
Q: Is there a minimum donation?
A: No, AMCHAM members who wish to make a donation that is less than the amount required for a project will be paired with other such donors.
Q: Is the donation tax deductible?
A: Yes, the Ministry of Finance recognizes ATF as a public charitable organization (number 632) and donations are tax-deductible under Thailand's Revenue Code.