“Thanks to the generosity of caring people like these artists and the buyers who purchase their work, EJAF was able to award more than $7.3 million in grants to 114 worthy organizations during 2013,” said Chairman David Furnish. “Their gifts helped support programs assisting homeless teens in New York City, enabling poor people to access the treatment and care they need in the Deep South, providing housing and medical assistance to HIV-positive parolees in the Bronx, serving the urgent needs of HIV-positive people in Haiti, and so much more. This year’s sale at Sotheby’s will help us to continue expanding on these efforts.”
EJAF believes ending AIDS is possible. The Foundation has worked since 1992 to advance this goal and has emerged as a leading voice for progressive change in several areas of health and human rights. EJAF’s approach to confronting HIV/AIDS emphasizes the well-being of every individual, as well as strong social support systems to help people in need stay free of HIV or manage their HIV treatment effectively. EJAF also supports projects directly addressing the root causes of the AIDS epidemic – poverty, homelessness, homophobia, racism, drug addiction, stigma and discrimination, and lack of information and access to care and treatment.
“We still live in a world where people living with HIV are marginalized, where they are denied the help they need and the compassion they deserve,” said Founder Sir Elton John. “Gay men, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and prisoners have some of the highest rates of infection, because AIDS thrives whenever we turn our backs on people or marginalize a community. We must provide care to everyone living with HIV/AIDS, no matter who they are, whom they love, where they live, or how they contracted the virus.”
EJAF is the top funder of LGBTQ programs in the South, the top funder of Black LGBTQ programs in the nation, and one of the ten largest HIV grant-makers in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. For a ninth consecutive year, EJAF has received the highest possible rating – four stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s premier evaluator of charitable organizations.
“When I created the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 1992 to treat and support those living with HIV/AIDS, I never could have imagined where we’d be today,” stated Sir Elton. “When we started the Foundation, we weren’t shooting for the stars. We simply wanted to do something—anything—to help. In the 21 years since that humble beginning, we have awarded more than $300 million to worthy grant recipients—a staggering sum that I am so proud of. Today, the Elton John AIDS Foundation continues to work tirelessly to make a compassionate world a reality, and I am deeply grateful to all those who support our efforts.”
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