The Atlanta AIDS Fund is a collaborative funding partnership between The Community Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, AIDS United, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Jeffrey Fashion Cares and StyleAtlanta.
The Community Foundation was an early supporter of HIV/AIDS initiatives, making our first grant in 1981. At that time the disease was still known as “GRID” – Gay Related Immune Disease. Our community, our country and our world has made incredible progress since that time, but the challenges of HIV/AIDS are still present, particularly in our Atlanta region.The Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund was created in 1991 to support metro Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service efforts through funding and leadership. Since that time nearly $10 million in grants have been awarded to organizations in the metro area.
Yet the disease continues to be major health concern. New HIV infection is concentrating most in people of color and people who are poor, homeless, incarcerated, have other health challenges, unprotected sex and/or use drugs. Their infections are more likely to progress to AIDS because these communities have unsubstantial or no access to health care and often do not get the level of treatment needed.
Startling statistics include:
- Men who have sex with men still represent the largest group of people living with AIDS in Atlanta at 51%.
- While African Americans make up 29% of Georgia’s population, they represent 77% of new AIDS cases in Georgia and 63% of all existing AIDS cases in Atlanta were among this group.
- African-American women account for 87% of all women with AIDS in Atlanta.
- 50% of new HIV infections are occurring in youth 16-24 years old.
AIDS Fund grantmaking in 2013 will focus on on providing general operating support to strengthen an HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service organization as it pursues its mission, with the goal of achieving further stability and sustainability for core programs and services. The AIDS Fund will also focus on restricted operating support focused on advocacy and policy, awareness/education/prevention, testing and treatment and care.
Nonprofits interested in funding through the AIDS Fund can learn more about the program at an upcoming online orientation session. Participation is not required to apply for funding, however it is encouraged.
2013 Orientation Session
Friday, July 19, 2013, 10-11:30 am
Orientation session webinar via ReadyTalk
Click here to register.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Friday, July 12, noon: Grant documents will be available on the website
Friday, August 30, noon: Letter of Intent Deadline
Monday, October 14: Final Application Deadline (invitation only)
To include a knowledgeable and broad perspective in this work, the Atlanta AIDS Fund has developed an Advisory Committee to guide the work of the iniative and provide consultation, input and perspective on the application process and overall program progress.
- Barry Baker, MBA, Independent Business Owner, Physician
- Ken Britt, Alston & Bird LLP (Retired)
- Erin Drury, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
- Carter Elliott, Manager, Prosperity Campaign Atlanta Community Food Bank
- David Garner, Healthcare Professional
- Fran Gary, AMERIGROUP Community Care
- Gloria Kemp, Community Benefit Manager, Kaiser Permanente Foundation
- Ken Lazarus, Self- Employed
- Donna Looper, GA Free Clinic Association
- Ellen Macht, Community Leader/Consultant
- John R. Williams, Rubicon Studios
The Atlanta AIDS Fund is a collaborative funding partnership between The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the National AIDS Fund and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Contact
If you have questions, please contact Tene Traylor, program officer at 404-588-3201.