This quick guide to the American Friends Service Committee's (AFSC) structure is intended to help you find the office you wish to contact.
Most of the organization is a part of the Programs Division. Within the division, the Planning and Evaluation Office and Integration and Impact Unit support all programs, U.S. and international.
Programs in the United States are a part of one of four U.S. regions: West, Midwest, South, and Northeast. The map below shows the regional boundaries. Before 2012, AFSC had nine U.S. regions.
AFSC has a small number of administrative support units—Communications, Development, Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology Services, which are largely located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AFSC is incorporated as a charity in Pennsylvania and is classified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-deductible “association of churches.”
The legal governing body is a corporation, composed of members appointed by Quaker meetings from across the country, which meets yearly. A smaller Board of Directors meets more regularly and is charged with establishing policies, considering and approving an annual budget, and appointing the General Secretary, one of two positions that must be filled by a Quaker.