Today, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced more than $3.2 million in new grants, bringing the Foundation’s total grant disbursements for the calendar year 2014 to more than $6.8 million.
With this third and final round of grant-making for the year, EJAF awarded 12 new and 40 renewal grants to innovative projects addressing the Foundation’s strategic grant priorities. This final round includes six new grants funded under EJAF’s LGBTQ Community Initiative, which brings the Foundation’s investments in this new initiative to more than $1.1 million this year.
These end-of-year grants represent EJAF’s continued commitment to helping all people infected with HIV and combatting stigma in communities most threatened by the virus.
“The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to confronting HIV/AIDS where it exists,” said EJAF Founder Elton John. “We recognize that the health needs and rights of LGBTQ people are critical components to ending HIV in the United States. The Foundation also recognizes the lack of funding and leadership in this area and is rising to the challenge to meet this need.”
We are deeply grateful to all of our generous and loyal donors for supporting EJAF’s life-saving work.
Scott P. Campbell