Atlanta HIV groups receive $650,000 in grants

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imageSome 11 non-profits in metro Atlanta that work with HIV treatment and issues received more than $650,000 in grants from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta as part of $2 million in recent giving from the philanthropic organization.

Some $420,000 in funds were awarded to the Atlanta AIDS Fund — a partnership of the Community Foundation and five other organizations – that will in turn provide grants to 11 groups:

AID Gwinnett – $60,000
Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition – $25,000
Atlanta Legal Aid Society – $36,000
Center for Black Women’s Wellness – $28,000
Center for Pan Asian Services – $42,000
Jerusalem House – $55,000
Living Room – $40,000
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (Home But Not Alone) – $14,000
Open Hand – $50,000
Positive Impact – $40,000
Sisterlove – $30,000

Jerusalem House and Living Room received an additional $100,000 each from the foundation’s Common Good Funds, while Jerusalem House also received $33,376 from the Grants to Green program.

“We recognize that the best way to improve our communities is by strengthening those nonprofits doing smart, innovative work in our region,” Alicia Philipp (photo), president of the Community Foundation, says in a statement announcing the grants. “These nonprofits selected for funding represent the most effective, high-impact organizations in metro Atlanta, and our general operating support investments will help them better serve those in need.”

In February, the Atlanta AIDS Funds received a three-year, $750,00 grant as part of a federal program to improve the quality of life for people living with HIV. The fund was also one of two beneficiaries of Jeffrey Fashion Cares last September, an event that drew a crowd of some 800 people. Jeffrey Fashion Cares is part of the collaborative that makes up the fund.

“It’s clear that philanthropy is alive and well in our Atlanta region, and we’re grateful to the individual and family philanthropists who work with us to get better connected to the issues and organizations making a difference,” Philipp says.

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