Our Fund Foundation Forms New HIV/AIDS Fund in Response to Staggering Infection Rates in South Florida
The new HIV/AIDS Fund recognizes the severity of the distressing reality that Miami-Dade and Broward counties are the #1 and #2 counties in the U.S. for new HIV/AIDS transmissions – with most new cases involving MSM (men who have sex with men).
“Our Fund operates at the crossroads of people who care and causes that matter. We are proud to establish this fund that addresses the severity of this epidemic while helping to stimulate private philanthropy and initiate grantmaking,” said David Jobin, president and CEO of Our Fund Foundation. “It is our privilege to leverage our position as a grant-maker and coordinate efforts between agencies to minimize duplicative programs and encourage collaboration between service providers.”
The HIV/AIDS Fund at Our Fund, which aims to raise $200,000 over the next two years, is targeted to the MSM demographic. It will provide HIV services throughout South Florida and promote education and public awareness on HIV/AIDS issues.
The HIV/AIDS Fund at Our Fund received initial funding from the non-profit Tuesday’s Angels. Tuesday’s Angels was founded 26 years ago and has raised and distributed more than $2 million in emergency assistance for thousands of men, women and children in financial need and living with HIV/AIDS in Broward County.
A longtime supporter of Our Fund Foundation’s mission of advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in South Florida, Tuesday’s Angels recently formed a new Donor Advised Fund which will be managed by Our Fund.
Established in 2011, Our Fund Foundation has grown into the third largest LGBT foundation in the nation. As South Florida’s only LGBT community foundation, Our Fund promotes a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations; advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties; and supporting causes within the LGBT community. For more information on Our Fund Foundation, visit our-fund.org or call 954-565-1090.