(San Francisco, CA, February 6, 2017) The SF LGBT Center has been awarded a grant for $5,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for the Center’s Youth Program, which connect homeless and disconnected LGBTQQI youth ages 16-24 with onsite HIV testing and prevention programs, case management, mental health counseling, health education, job seeking support, and information and referrals on healthcare, housing, and shelter, during its weekly Meal Night.
“The Center is honored to be recognized for our work in the community. The funds will go directly to improve the health, wellness, and access to services of marginalized youth,” said Youth Program Manager Vanessa Teran.
“The work the SF LGBT Center does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive, and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present the Center with these fund to help further our shared mission.”
Through their Cause Marketing Program, Macy’s recognizes their responsibility to the community and their concern for the needs of their neighbors. They are proud to partner with ETAF and have contributed to this grant.
About the SF LGBT Center
The mission of the SF LGBT Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.
About The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to support organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, especially the most marginalized communities. Today, ETAF also provides grants for innovative HIV prevention education and advocacy programs to existing organizations around the world. With key domestic advocacy funding focuses on comprehensive sexual health education and HIV criminalization reform, ETAF continues to bring the marginalized to the center of attention and advocate for their rights.
The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and nearly all 50 states in the U.S.
Media Contact: Alberto R. Lammers, SF LGBT Center