The Elton John AIDS Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $2 million to nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS.
In its second grantmaking round of the year, the foundation awarded one new grant and nine grant renewals. Recipients included the Syringe Access Fund of AIDS United, which was awarded $1 million over two years to provide resources in support of direct services and policy advocacy; the Kaiser Family Foundation, which received $350,000 for its Greater Than AIDS Pride initiative; and the Treatment Action Group, which was awarded $150,000 to advocate for a cure and universal access to treatment by 2015.
The foundation also awarded grants to the Clinton Health Access Initiative, which received $80,000 in support of its efforts to build capacity and sustainability and improve access to HIV treatment, care, and support in Jamaica; the Black AIDS Institute, which was awarded $75,000 in support of its work to ensure broad viral suppression in the African-American community; and the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, which received $50,000 for its efforts to educate the public and defend those criminalized for non-disclosure of HIV/AIDS status.
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the EJAF Web site.