The Ford Foundation has awarded the Elton John AIDS Foundation a $200,000 grant to support their efforts combating stigma, preventing infections, providing treatment and services, and motivating governments to end AIDS.

“At the Ford Foundation, we believe that all people should be treated with dignity and humanity,” said Ford Foundation President, Darren Walker. “The Elton John AIDS Foundation works under the same guiding principle – empowering individuals and communities on the front lines of the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is absolutely critical to support the most vulnerable populations among us by ensuring the health and equal rights for all.”

The Ford Foundation awards more than $500 million in grants annually to leading organizations conducting visionary work focused on social change. Ford Foundation grantees engage the complex issues associated with establishing democratic and accountable governments, economic fairness, educational opportunity and scholarship, freedom of expression, human rights, gender/sexuality/reproductive justice, metropolitan opportunity, and sustainable development.

AIDS remains a significant public health crisis in every nation around the globe,” said EJAF Founder Sir Elton John. “At the Elton John AIDS Foundation, we’re committed to confronting the AIDS epidemic wherever it exists and engaging the needs of the populations most affected. We are tremendously honored and profoundly grateful to the Ford Foundation for this generous gift in support of our work, and we look forward to partnering with the Ford Foundation as we continue our efforts to end the AIDS epidemic in our lifetime.”

Source: Elton John AIDS Foundation

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