Funds Raised Through AIDS Walk Support Dozens of Bay Area HIV/AIDS Organizations


San Francisco, July 18, 2012 — More than a quarter million dollars raised by the thousands of participants in this year’s AIDS Walk San Francisco was distributed today to 36 Bay Area organizations to fight HIV/AIDS. Since 2006, the Community Partners grant program has given more than $2.6 million dollars to local organizations that work to reduce new HIV infections and expand access to care to all people living with the disease. 

“This year marks San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s 30th year of serving our community, and our community partners are more important to us than ever before,” said Neil Giuliano, CEO of San Francisco AIDS Foundation. “As we continue to make progress toward our goal of radically reducing new HIV infections in San Francisco, we know we cannot be successful on our own.   We must partner with and empower other organizations so that collectively we can all realize the day when HIV/AIDS is no more.”

This year’s community grants range from $1,000 to $20,000 each, for a total of $255,000. San Francisco AIDS Foundation is proud to support agencies that share our goals of reducing new HIV infections by 50% by 2015, making sure everyone knows their HIV status, and ensuring all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to proper care.

Recipients this year are:

360: Positive Care Center: $7,500
     
AIDS Community Research Consortium: $7,500
   
AIDS Emergency Fund: $10,000
      
AIDS Legal Referral Panel: $10,000
      
AIDS Project East Bay: $20,000
    
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center: $20,000
      
Bay Area Young Positives: $1,000
     
Bill Wilson Center: $5,000
      
Homeless Youth Alliance: $5,000
     
Huckleberry Youth Program: $5,000
      
Larkin Street Youth Services: $7,500
      
Marin AIDS Project: $7,500

Most Holy Redeemer's HIV/AIDS Support Group: $1,000
      
National AIDS Memorial Grove: $1,000
    
Native American AIDS Project: $5,000
      
Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program at Children's Hospital Oakland: $5,000
      
Pets Are Wonderful Support: $2,500

Positive Being: $1,000
      
Positive Health Program, HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH: $5,000
      
Positive Resource Center: $5,000
      
Project Inform: $10,000
     
Project Open Hand: $5,000
      
Quan Yin Healing Arts Center: $1,000
     
Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County: $20,000
     
San Francisco Suicide Prevention Crisis Line- AIDS/ HIV Nightline: $5,000
      
SF EMA HIV Health Services Planning Council: $5,000
      
Shanti: $7,500
      
St. James Infirmary: $5,000
      
Tri-City Health Center: $10,000
      
UCSF Alliance Health Project: $5,000
      
UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies: $10,000
      
Westside Community Services: $10,000
      
Women Organized to Respond to Life Threatening Diseases: $5,000
      
Women's Community Clinic: $5,000
      
Women's HIV Program at UCSF: $20,000

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About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
No city experienced epidemic levels of HIV faster than San Francisco. At San Francisco AIDS Foundation, we work to end the epidemic where it first took hold, and eventually everywhere. Established in 1982, our mission is the radical reduction of new infections in San Francisco. Through education, advocacy, and direct services for prevention and care, we are confronting HIV in communities most vulnerable to the disease. We refuse to accept that HIV transmission is inevitable. For more information, visit sfaf.org.

 

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