The Campbell Foundation Tops $10 Million
in Donations With Latest Round of Grants
Organizations receive $5,000 “Holiday Hug”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Susan R. Miller
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Dec. 10, 2015 –Since 1996, The Campbell Foundation has ended each year awarding grants to HIV/AIDS service organizations nationwide as a way of saying thank you for what they do for those impacted by the disease. It is what the foundation calls its “Holiday Hug.”
This year, the foundation is pleased to announce that with its latest round of End of Year funding it also has reached an incredible milestone. Not only has the foundation awarded $1 million in funding to direct service organizations, but it has reached the $10 million mark for total funding since the organization’s inception in 1995.
“Throughout the year, The Campbell Foundation focuses its efforts on providing seed money to scientists around the world to support groundbreaking scientific and medical research on HIV/AIDS. Our End of Year Funding, which organizations can use in any way they see fit, is just our way of recognizing these organizations for their hard work year-round,” said Campbell Foundation Trustee Bill Venuti.
This year, The Campbell Foundation is providing the following ten Florida-based service organizations with $5,000 each.
AIDS Service Association of Pinellas
Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
FoundCare (formerly CAP)
North Broward Hospital District's Comprehensive Care Center
“Latinos Salud is so grateful to the Campbell Foundation for this end of the year gift. We’d expanded our services last year to Miami-Dade, the county that ranks first in the nation in its rate of new HIV infections. We’ve been surprised to see that the demand for our services in Miami is already greater than the capacity of our grants,” said Executive Director Stephen J. Fallon. “The Campbell Foundation’s generous gift allows us to bring those persons living with HIV into care, even while researchers seek an eventual cure for HIV."
From food, clothing and shelter, to healthcare, HIV testing and prevention, these ten organizations strive to make life easier for those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as for those who support them.
“Tuesday's Angels provides funding on an emergency basis to men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS. Whether it's bus passes to get around, money for rent, utilities or even eyeglasses, our goal is to make sure our clients' needs are fulfilled,” said President Mike Ross. “At a time when funding for all nonprofits is tight, this grant from The Campbell Foundation will enable us to enhance the lives of those we serve. We are very grateful to The Campbell Foundation for their generosity in helping us to help some of the most vulnerable people in this area.”
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 20th year, the Campbell Foundation has given away $10 million dollars, with about $1 million going to direct services. For more information visit www.campbellfoundation.net. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.