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American Friends of Whistler (AFOW) was an American charitable organization set up to enhance the Whistler community and foster greater understanding and friendship between Canadians and Americans, raising and distributing funds for health and human services, culture and the arts, and the environment and outdoor recreation in the Whistler community. Founded in July 2002 by a small group of Americans who spend time in Whistler as second home-owners, the group has donated millions of dollars to local Whistler non-profit organizations registered as a non-profit charity in Washington State. In 2019, the board made the decision to cease operations due to trouble being an all-volunteer organization keeping administrative costs under 3%. Former members decided to continue to be active in supporting the Whistler community through charitable giving as individuals, and maintain the AFOW website as a way to facilitate the continuing of charitable giving for the Whistler area.