The AFS Foundation was established in 2004. One of its main goals is to preserve the legacy of AFS.
To that effect, the AFS Foundation has acquired the APA Papers from the A. Piatt Andrew estate in 2007, preserving some important documents from the early period of AFS.
Between 2012 and 2014, the AFS Foundation has created a virtual museum to document the history of AFS and let more than 400'000 former AFS exchange students, as well as their host families, revive their memories. The virtual museum consists of individual rooms (in 3D) for each decade, up to the nineteen-nineties. Historical items placed in the room gove access to picture galleries, video clips and audio recordings. An extensive library contains thousands of documents and books. The Virtual Museum went online in November 2014 and was presented to the AFS community during the Centennial World Congress in Paris. It is an ongoing project.
To go to the Virtual Museum, click here.