Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards $3.2 Million to HIV/AIDS Groups

Elton John AIDS Foundation Awards $3.2 Million to HIV/AIDS Groups

The has announced grants totaling more than $3.2 million to nonprofit organizations working to address the needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS.

In its third and final round of grantmaking of the year, EJAF awarded twelve new and forty renewal grants in support of local projects and national initiatives in the United States, boosting its total for the year to $6.8 million. The awards include six grants under EJAF's new LGBTQ Community Initiative, including renewal grants to more than twenty LGBTQ programs; one national LGBTQ grant to the ; and several new locally focused grants.

"The Elton John AIDS Foundation is committed to confronting HIV/AIDS where it exists," said the foundation's founder, Elton John. "We recognize that the health needs and rights of LGBTQ people are critical components to ending HIV in the United States. The foundation also recognizes the lack of funding and leadership in this area, and is rising to the challenge to meet this need."

For a complete list of , visit the EJAF website.

"." Elton John AIDS Foundation Press Release 12/16/2014.