AIDS Foundation of Chicago announces 18 grant recipients

Tue. December 9, 2014 10:59 AM

Chicago, IL - The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) has anounced 18 award recipients of its 2014 Challenge Grants, a legacy program that awards financial support to organizations that are making a difference in the HIV epidemic and the lives of people living with the virus in Illinois.

A combined total of $220,000 was awarded among the receiving organizations. This year, funding was determined based on four categories: Community Mobilization, Strengthening Communities & Reducing Health Disparities, Integration of Service Systems and Improving Outcomes at Every Stage of HIV Care.

The recipients are AIDS Legal Council of Chicago; Alexian Brothers Housing and Health Alliance; Care2Prevent at the University of Chicago; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago/Lake County Stands Against Stigma Coalition Enhancement; Chicago House & Social Service Agency; FCAN; Heartland Health Outreach; Hektoen Institute for Medical Research/City-Wide Adolescent Sexual Health Roundtable; Howard Brown Health Center; LAF; McDermott Center ( Haymarket ); New Age Services Corporation; Open Door Clinic; Planned Parenthood of Illinois; Puerto Rican Cultural Center—Vida/SIDA/MSM Taskforce; The CORE Foundation/Step Up Get Tested Plus; The Night Ministry; and TPA Network.

The 2014 Challenge Grants prioritize strategies advancing the fight against HIV/AIDS within the following populations identified in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men of all races and ethnicities, African-Americans, Latinos/Latinas, transgender people and women of color.