Over $1.8 million in awards address the needs of under-served populations
NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), which funds innovative HIV prevention, stigma reduction, treatment, care, and support programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in the Americas and the Caribbean, today announced its second round of grants for calendar year 2012, totaling $1,845,331. This new funding brings EJAF's total grant investments for 2012 to $2,695,331 so far.
The two new and 11 renewal grants target gay men, injection drug users, incarcerated populations, and African Americans and include activities such as treatment information development and dissemination, legal services, organization development, and policy and advocacy across the Caribbean, Latin America, the Southern United States, as well as national initiatives in the U.S. While these grants have been categorized into targeted areas, many of them have overlapping areas of focus, i.e., Latin American young people, Black MSM, Caribbean MSM, prison advocacy, etc.
"EJAF's strategic approach allows us to respond adroitly as the global AIDS epidemic evolves, investing donor dollars where they are most needed and will have the greatest impact," stated EJAF's Executive Director Scott Campbell. "Many of these grants are requests for renewed funding for organizations EJAF has partnered with in the past, and we have been very gratified to learn about important new issues that have arisen during the course of their work, resulting in funding requests for programs that have evolved to address these issues."
About EJAF: The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established as a nonprofit organization in the United States in 1992 and as a registered charity in the United Kingdom in 1993 by Sir Elton John. Together, both entities have raised more than $275 million for worthy programs in 55 countries around the globe since inception. Today, the Foundation is one of the world's leading nonprofit HIV/AIDS organizations supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. The U.S. organization's current grant-making priorities target HIV prevention programs throughout the United States, the Americas, and the Caribbean; HIV prevention and care services for highly marginalized and vulnerable populations; and HIV/AIDS prevention education and the promotion of sexual health for adolescents. For more information, please visit www.ejaf.org.
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EJAF 2012 Round Two Grant List
amfAR, The MSM Initiative (Caribbean), New York, NY, $150,000
Caribbean Broadcast Media Partnership, Hastings, Christ Church, Barbados, $75,000
Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative, Boston, MA, $424,000
Housing Works, New York, NY, $96,331
Aid for AIDS International, New York, NY, $100,000
Southern United States
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America, New York, NY, $125,000
Black AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA, $200,000
Gay Men in the U.S.
Kaiser Family Foundation, Greater Than AIDS Campaign, Menlo Park, CA, $350,000
HIV-Related Policy and Advocacy
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Toronto, Ontario, $50,000
amfAR, Syringe Exchange Research and Advocacy, New York, NY, $90,000
Treatment Action Group (TAG), New York, NY, $125,000
HIV Prevention and Treatment Information
AEGiS, San Juan Capistrano, CA, $10,000
The Dr. Michael Gottlieb HIV/AIDS Information Center, West Hollywood, CA, $50,000
Please visit EJAF.org for details on each grant listed here.
SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation