Past Grant Recipients
The San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative maximizes its grants through a unique partnership with AIDS Walk & Run San Diego. Funds from the Walk are combined with donations from other philanthropists and foundations to qualify for matching funds. These additional funders include Alliance Healthcare Foundation, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, McCarthy Family Foundation, AIDS United, The Parker Foundation and the Sunshine Brooks Fund at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. More than $360,000 in grants were awarded to 10 San Diego area HIV/AIDS service organizations.
This year marked the tenth AIDS Walk & Run San Diego since the event returned to its origins at The San Diego LGBT Community Center.
In addition to the AWSD funds allocated to The San Diego LGBT Community Center’s HIV/AIDS programs and services, 10 grants are presented to local HIV/AIDS service organizations. Below is a listing of the funded organizations and their programs in 2013.
Strengthening Systems: Integrated HIV/AIDS Services for Women, Children and Families
A pioneer of the family-centered model that is now considered a best practice intervention by social service organizations, Christie’s Place addresses the multiple barriers faced by HIV-positive women, children and families in accessing and remaining in care.
Family Health Centers
Strengthening Systems: The Safe Point Clean Syringe Exchange Program (CSEP)
The Safe Point San Diego CSEP will target the estimated 41,000 intravenous drug users residing in San Diego County. This program stands on the front lines of stopping the transmission of HIV and Hepatitis C in San Diego County.
Prevention and Education: AIDS Caregiving Program
For the past 23 years, this program has been San Diego County’s only licensed provider of residential care homes for men and women living with HIV/AIDS.
Care and Treatment: AIDS Nutrition Program
This program targets San Diego County residents who are struggling with AIDS-related disabilities, or those who are HIV symptomatic, to the extent that they cannot shop or cook food.
North County Health Services
Strengthening Systems: HIV Outreach and Prevention for EISC
The NCHS Early Intervention Services Center (EISC) functions as a community “anchor point” in the continuum of HIV care targeting low-income, Latino populations, including at-risk teen and young adult populations in the northern region of San Diego County.
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
Care and Treatment: HIV/AIDS Enhanced Legal Services
This program is the sole free legal resource in San Diego County for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, targeting low-income consumers who have difficulty accessing legal services through existing legal clinics.