Elton John delivers largesse to HIV efforts in ATL

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Part-time Atlantan Elton John is a full-time sugar daddy. He's dishing out $330,000 to a handful of HIV organizations in Atlanta through the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the latest largesse from the legendary entertainer.

The grants came as part of $4.38 million awarded to HIV groups across the country as part of its December round of giving, which was announced on Monday.

The 21 new and 35 renewal grants support organizations working to address some of the most critical challenges presented by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and the Caribbean.  This grant cycle targets populations that include gay and bisexual men, prison inmates, injection drug users, Black Americans, and young people.  Grantee activities include: HIV prevention; testing, treatment, and care services; legal services; organization development; and policy and advocacy.

The foundation delivered $230,000 in grants to groups across Atlanta last year. Local grant recipients announced on Monday include:

Center for Health of Incarcerated Persons/Emory University
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
Successful Linkages
Incarcerated Populations; Services; Advocacy

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
$100,000
Atlanta AIDS Partnership Fund
Treatment Access; Advocacy

Equality Foundation of Georgia
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
Young Black Gay Men’s Coalition
Black Americans; LGBT; Youth; Advocacy

Georgia AIDS Coalition
Atlanta, GA
$40,000
Georgia AIDS Advocacy in Action
Youth; Advocacy

Georgia State University Foundation
Atlanta, GA
$50,000
Peer guide certification program for ex-offenders: Linking high-risk HIV-positive persons to care
Incarcerated Populations; Services

STAND, Inc.
Decatur, GA
$40,000
Transition Project
Incarcerated Populations; Treatment Access; Services

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