SAN FRANCISCO, February 27, 2018—San Francisco AIDS Foundation has been awarded a grant for $50,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. This is the third year of a five-year partnership, and the funds will be used to support HIV long-term survivors who are 50 years and older.
“San Francisco AIDS Foundation is honored to be continuing our partnership with ETAF,” said Vince Crisostomo, program manager of the Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network. “With their continued support, we are able to help the generation of people most affected by HIV find meaning and purpose later in life while also cultivating a social support system.”
Sixty-three percent of people living with HIV in San Francisco are over the age of 50. This group experiences a range of issues common among older adults, including stigma, social isolation, and increasingly complex health issues. The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network promotes skills-building among its participants that empowers them to develop plans for health and wellness, build social connections, and give back to their community. Since it began, The Elizabeth Taylor 50-Plus Network has connected with over 500 HIV long-term survivors.
“The work that San Francisco AIDS Foundation does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive, and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present San Francisco AIDS Foundation with these funds to help further our shared mission.”
Through their Cause Marketing Program, Macy's recognizes their responsibility to the community and their concern for the needs of their neighbors. They are proud to partner with ETAF and have contributed to this grant.
About San Francisco AIDS Foundation
San Francisco AIDS Foundation works to eliminate new HIV transmissions and extend the longevity of people living with HIV through a network of direct programs and supportive services. Each year, more than 25,000 people look to San Francisco AIDS Foundation for access to sexual health services, substance use & behavioral health services, health navigation services, and community engagement programs. Policy and public education initiatives are a critical part of supporting community health and wellness, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation advocates at all levels of government. Learn more at sfaf.org.
About The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
ETAF was established by the legendary actress, Elizabeth Taylor in 1991 to provide grants to existing organizations offering direct care to people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, ETAF has concentrated on supporting marginalized communities and has expanded our funding to support innovative HIV prevention education and advocacy programs. To date, ETAF has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and 42 states in the U.S.