For more than 20 years, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has served as the philanthropic resource for nonprofit organizations supporting HIV/AIDS initiatives in the Atlanta region. Through the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund, 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, we provided more than $11 million in grants to AIDS serving organizations focused on education, prevention and advocacy efforts.
While these investments have been essential, local leaders at The Community Foundation and United Way are aware that the disease continues to be a significant one in our region and our country. The disease has become less of a medical issue than a social justice issue. 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.
In 2007, The Community Foundation and United Way recognized the need for a game-changing approach to HIV/AIDS and as a result, the Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund was split into two entities – the Atlanta AIDS Fund continues to provide grants and support to AIDS serving organizations, and the Atlanta AIDS Partnership leads the collaborative, community plan to end HIV/AIDS.
Atlanta AIDS Partnership
The Atlanta AIDS Partnership, a joint venture of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, is leading the movement to create A Community without AIDS: No New Cases. To achieve this goal, the Atlanta AIDS Partnership focuses the region’s leadership’s attention and resources, human and financial, on HIV/AIDS. With multiple community partners, the Partnership serves as the planning and coordinating body for Metropolitan Atlanta.
Click here to visit the AIDS Partnership page and to learn more.
Atlanta AIDS Fund
The Atlanta AIDS Fund is a collaborative funding partnership between The Community Foundation, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the National AIDS Fund, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, Jeffrey Fashion Cares and StyleAtlanta. The AIDS Fund provides grants and support to AIDS service organizations in the 23-county metro Atlanta region.
Click here to visit the AIDS Fund page and to learn more.