Throughout its nearly 19-year history, the AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC) has leveraged and invested more than $12.5 million to support HIV/AIDS-related services, awareness activities and prevention efforts in Cuyahoga County. The AFC awarded $196,730 in grants at its September meeting. Six organizations will benefit from these funds to support HIV/AIDS-related service provision and prevention programming in Cuyahoga County. Most of the grants were awarded to agencies that submitted proposals in response to the AFC’s annual request for proposals. The priorities for this round of grants were capacity building, operating support, HIV prevention modalities PrEP and nPEP and harm reduction.
The AFC awarded $196,730 in grants at its September meeting
- The Centers for Families and Children/Circle Health Services Mobile unit for provision of syringe exchange services, $25,000
- Equality Ohio Convening of Ohio Health Modernization Movement, $22,000
- LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland Q-You program supporting LGBTQ young people, $50,000
- Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center Paralegal services for legal clinic and fiscal operations, $40,000
- Ursuline Piazza Capacity building to support self-care programs for HIV positive clients, $53,730
The priorities for this round of grants were capacity building, operating support, HIV prevention modalities PrEP and nPEP and harm reduction.
In addition to these annual responsive grants, the AFC awarded Equitas Health a targeted grant of $6,000 to support scholarships for Cuyahoga County professionals to attend the annual Transforming Care Conference in Columbus. The conference builds capacity for improved delivery of HIV and LGBTQ health services.
The AFC’s funding partners are: Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County, The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, The George Gund Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and United Way of Greater Cleveland. Program support is also received from the Elton John AIDS Foundation. More at www.AIDSFundingCollaborative.org.