The Elton John AIDS Foundation has announced fifty-six grants totaling nearly $4.4 million to nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS.
In its third grantmaking round of 2013, the foundation awarded twenty-one new grants and thirty-five grant renewals in support of projects in the Caribbean and the southern United States as well as national initiatives throughout the U.S. The grants include a second two-year, $1 million commitment to EJAF's partnership with the Syringe Access Fund, which will be distributed as small grants to approximately forty-eight syringe exchange programs across the country.
In 2013, EJAF awarded 2013 grants totaling more than $7 million.
"After more than twenty years of doing this work, I know that the only way to fight AIDS is by helping everyone in need, especially those living at the margins of society," said EJAF founder Sir Elton John. "That's why we are very proud to support truly innovative organizations that are providing critical services to the most stigmatized populations."
For a complete list of 2013 grant recipients, visit the EJAF Web site.