The Campbell Foundation Awards $60,000 in “Holiday Hug” Grants to Florida Organizations Serving the HIV/AIDS Community
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL –– Dec. 20, 2022 – Each year since 1995, The Campbell Foundation has provided nonprofits that serve the HIV/AIDS community with unrestricted “Holiday Hug” grants to assist them in their mission. While this year is no different, the foundation is pleased to announce that total funding, as well as the number of organizations funded, will exceed what we have previously provided.
Each of the following 15 nonprofits, which have been at the forefront of HIV prevention, outreach, education and services, will receive $4,000 for a total of $60,000. Where noted with an asterisk, those recipients will receive matching funds from AIDS Healthcare Foundation for the annual Florida AIDS Walk – doubling our donation!
“The last couple of years have put a financial strain on many organizations serving the HIV/AIDS community, not only as a direct result of COVID, but also because funding and donations they have received in the past have dried up,” said The Campbell Foundation’s Executive Director Ken Rapkin. “These organizations provide community members with everything from bus passes to get to their doctor appointments to housing, help navigating insurance issues and food security and we are proud to be able to assist them in fulfilling their mission.”
The Campbell Foundation will celebrate its 28th anniversary in 2023.
About The Campbell Foundation
The Campbell Foundation was established in 1995 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn as a private, independent, nonprofit foundation 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. As The Campbell Foundation prepares to celebrate its 28th year, it has given away more than $12 million dollars, with more than $1.5 million going to direct services.