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


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


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