The Campbell Foundation provides nonprofits with “holiday hug”
Organizations receive $2,000 each for HIV/AIDS services
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Susan R. Miller
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 10, 2014 – Nineteen nonprofit organizations that provide services to the HIV/AIDS community are this year’s recipients of The Campbell Foundation’s annual “holiday hug.”
All year, the foundation provides grants to researchers whose lives are dedicated to finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. But once a year, The Campbell Foundation through its end-of-the-year grant program, extends a helping hand to those organizations that work in the trenches assisting those who are living with the disease.
This year, 19 service organizations across the U.S. are receiving $2,000 each to assist them with their ongoing mission.
“Whether it’s providing housing, medical care, testing, legal services or other forms of support, these organizations work hard all through the year to help the HIV-positive community and their families. This annual gift, which can be used in any way they see fit, is our way of recognizing all that they do,” said Bill Venuti, Trustee at The Campbell Foundation.
One organization new to this year’s list is Latinos Salud, a Wilton Manors, Fla.-based organization dedicated to assisting gay Latino men.
“We recently expanded our service region to close a gap in Miami Beach and the eastern zip codes. We're only able to open three days a week right now. The Campbell Foundation's grant will assist our efforts, allowing us to perform more mobile HIV testing to Latino gay and bisexual men at high risk of HIV, or living with HIV and unaware of their infection," said Executive Director Stephen Fallon.
Open Hand Atlanta, which provides comprehensive nutritional care to those with chronic and life-threatening disease, is a long-time grant recipient.
“We are deeply grateful to The Campbell Foundation for its generous and ongoing support. Our most recent $2,000 gift from the foundation will provide 400 healthy meals and nutrition education to men and women in metro Atlanta living with HIV and AIDS,” said Matthew Pieper, Executive Director of Open Hand Atlanta. “In addition to the funding The Campbell Foundation provides, they are vocal advocates for the need to find a vaccine and cure. We need more advocates like The Campbell Foundation,” said Pieper.
The following is a list of this year’s grant recipients:
AH of Monroe County (formerly AIDS Help, Key West)
American Academy of HIV Medicine
Children's Diag. & Treatment Center
Clinical Directors Network
FoundCare (formerly CAP)
Frannie Peabody Center
North Broward Hospital District’s Comprehensive Care Center
Time Out Youth
Wellness Center of South Florida
About The Campbell Foundation
The Campbell Foundation was established in 1995 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn as a private, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It focuses its funding on supporting alternative, nontraditional avenues of research. In its 19th year, the Campbell Foundation has given away over $9.5 million dollars, with more than $1 million going to direct services. For more information visit us at: www.campbellfoundation.net or call 954.493.8822.