Press releases 2013
The Campbell Foundation Awards Emergency Grant to RAIN of Oklahoma City, OK
July 18, 2013 - The Trustee and Board of Directors of The Campbell Foundation headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, are pleased to the announce the award of a one time Emergency Relief Grant of $50,000 to RAIN of Oklahoma City, OK. Devastated by horrific tornados and the aftermath of torrential rains and flooding, RAIN of Oklahoma City continued to provide services to HIV+/AIDS clients even as this weather event stressed resources to their limits. The Campbell Foundation identified RAIN's extreme situation and put the means into motion to deliver this grant in less than five business days. RAIN (Regional AIDS Intercommunity Network) has provided services to HIV+ clients throughout Central and Western Oklahoma since its founding by Margaret Austin in the late 1980s.
University of Pittsburgh Receives Campbell Foundation Grant To Study HIV-Associated Neurological Disorder (HAND)
Aug. 17, 2013 - The Fort Lauderdale-based Campbell Foundation has awarded an HIV research grant to Dr. Velpandi Ayyavoo of the University of Pittsburgh for $88,000. Dr. Ayyavoo’s work will focus on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND), a series of neurological disorders affecting 30-60% of HIV+ people. This research will find ways to detect HAND and devise strategies to combat this condition in a rapidly aging HIV population in the U.S.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine In NY Receives Campbell Foundation Grant to Research Awakening Latent HIV
Aug. 26, 2013 - The Fort Lauderdale-based Campbell Foundation has awarded an HIV research grant to Drs. Nina Bhardwaj and Elizabeth Miller of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York for $100,000. This research will focus on waking up latent HIV cells in the body's reservoirs in hopes of activating them so they can be targeted for eradication. Their research will be conducted in human subjects and hopefully will be a successful strategy for eliminating HIV virus in the places it hides.
Lauren Sciences LLC Research Team Successfully Completes Campbell Foundation 1-year Grant to Develop V-Smart™ Therapeutic for Neuro-HIV
New York, N.Y., October 22, 2013 -- Lauren Sciences LLC, a privately-held biotechnology company furthering development of V-Smart™ therapeutics based upon its novel nanovesicle platform technology, announced today successful completion by its research team at Ben-Gurion University of the first stage of developing a V-Smart™ therapeutic for the treatment of neuro-HIV. The development of this V-Smart™ therapeutic, that systemically delivers tenofovir across the blood brain barrier (BBB) into the brain for treatment of neuro-HIV, was supported by a grant from The Campbell Foundation. Read More
The Campbell Foundation Provides 20 Nonprofits with Early Holiday Present
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 9, 2013 - The Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to help discover a cure for HIV/AIDS through the funding of research, has made the holidays a little brighter for 20 HIV/AIDS service organizations throughout the U.S. by providing each with a $2,500 end-of-year grant. Read More
The Campbell Foundation Ranked Among Top Funders in U.S. by FCAA
Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 18, 2013 - The Campbell Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been ranked among the top HIV/AIDS funders in the United States by Funders Concerned About AIDS. Ranked No. 56, the Campbell Foundation dispensed more than $451,000 in grants in 2012, the year for which it was ranked. Read More