Who Benefits

Who Benefits

AIDS Walk San Francisco benefits Project Inform and HIV/AIDS programs and services throughout the Bay Area.

For 28 years, Project Inform has represented patients in bringing today’s highly effective HIV treatments into existence. It has educated hundreds of thousands of people about how and when to use those HIV medications and best manage their care. It works to assure that all people with HIV have quality and affordable healthcare. Today, Project Inform is providing crucial leadership in the search for an actual CURE for HIV and for cutting-edge strategies to prevent new infections using powerful anti-HIV medications.

As lead beneficiary of AIDS Walk San Francisco, Project Inform is determined to:

  • Place emphasis on efficient use of the net proceeds for service delivery to people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Expand and reinvigorate the full body of co-beneficiaries that make up the Bay Area’s model of HIV prevention and care;
  • Restore the grants program for these co-beneficiaries that was eliminated in 2013; and
  • Highlight the very real opportunity we now have to create the first generation to live free of HIV in over thirty years, and to fully engage more young people and people living with HIV.

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Supporting Many Voices: Community Partnership Program

AIDS Walk San Francisco and Project Inform recognize that no one organization can meet all the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. That is why the event emphasizes not one voice, but many voices; not just services in one city; but rather the Bay Area-wide effort to bring this epidemic to an end.

Through the Community Partnership Program (CPP), AIDS Walk San Francisco makes available the highly successful infrastructure used by its Teams Department to organize corporate and community involvement in the event. These organizations participate as fundraising teams in AIDS Walk San Francisco at no cost to themselves, and they keep a majority of the funds they raise. They will also once again receive direct grants from AIDS Walk proceeds.

For 2014, 37 HIV/AIDS organizations have already signed on as co-beneficiaries of AIDS Walk San Francisco in order to support essential, direct services and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS. Many also wage innovative and targeted HIV prevention efforts. This number represents not only all of the co-beneficiaries from 2013, but also several more that took part in the AIDS Walk prior to 2013, and are returning with renewed enthusiasm for the event.  

Co-beneficiaries of AIDS Walk San Francisco 2014

AIDS Community Research Consortium
Growing new and innovative public health approaches to support empowerment through unique and creative ways.

AIDS Emergency Fund  
Providing immediate, short-term financial assistance to help people disabled by HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Legal Referral Panel
Maintaining or improving the health of people with AIDS/HIV by resolving legal issues.

AIDS Project East Bay
A community based organization dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and supporting individuals infected with the virus through programs targeted at some of the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in Alameda County. 

Alliance Health Project, UCSF
Supporting the mental health and wellness of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities in constructing healthy and meaningful lives. 

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center  
Educating supporting, empowering and advocating for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities particularly A&PIs living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. 

Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (part of Positive Health) 
Provides comprehensive preconception counseling and prenatal care to women and families infected and affected by HIV.

Bay Area Young Positives
BAY Positives encourages all youth to know their HIV status providing referrals to free testing and accompanying youth through entire testing process.  

Black Coalition on AIDS
Dedicated to the advocacy, education and harm reduction for the HIV/AIDS disease of African-American people.

Castro Country Club
A clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community.

Community Awareness and Treatment Service                                
Helping those in need while culturally sensitive services.

Dolores Street Community Services      
Preventing homelessness, creating affordable housing, building community, and empowering low-income residents of San Francisco.

Face to Face
Our mission is ending HIV in Sonoma County will support the health and well being if people living with HIV/AIDS.  

Healing Waters
Providing an emotionally and physically safe environment in the outdoors for HIV individuals to take a moment to celebrate living, community and challenge their own beliefs about their strengths and abilities. 

Homeless Youth Alliance
Meeting homeless youth where they are, helping them build healthier lives.

Huckleberry Youth Program 
Educating, inspiring, and supporting underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams.

La Clinica de La Raza
Improving the quality of life of the diverse communities we serve by providing culturally appropriate, high quality, and accessible health care for all.

Larkin Street Youth Services
Creating a continuum of services that inspires youth to move beyond the street. We will nurture potential, promote dignity, and support bold steps by all.

Let's Kick Ass (LKA) AIDS Survivor Syndrome 
A grassroots movement of long-term survivors, positive and negative, honoring the unique and profound experience of living through the AIDS epidemic.

Lyon-Martin Health Services
Providing primary and preventive healthcare, mental health services and HIV services to all women, including low-income and uninsured, and transgender people.

Maitri Compassionate Care
Providing compassionate residential care to men and women in need of hospice or 24-hour care and cultivates the deepest respect and love for life among its residents and caregivers.

Marin AIDS Project
Offering the best quality HIV/AIDS services, information, education and support possible for the people of Marin County.

National AIDS Memorial Grove
Providing a healing sanctuary, to increase awareness of this national treasure, and to promote learning and understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.

Pacific Center for Human Growth     
Fostering and enhancing the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland     
Providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care and treatment for children with known or suspected HIV infection, AIDS, and AIDS-related symptoms. 

Positive Being - Healing Through Touch           
Improving the quality of life for those living with HIV through healing touch.

Positive Resource Center           
Assisting people affected by or at risk of HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education, training and advocacy.

Project Open Hand                        
We believe that a program of good nutrition can help an individual stay stronger and lead a healthier life.

Quan Yin Healing Arts Center   
Our program provides low-cost, drop-in acupuncture for people who’s health benefits will not cover acupuncture and who live on a limited income. This clinic is ideal for people who live with chronic illnesses including Hepatitis, cancer, and HIV/AIDS.

Rainbow Community Center
Buidling community and promote well-being among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) people and our allies.

San Francisco Suicide Prevention Crisis Line- AIDS/ HIV Nightline           
Providing emotional support, assistance, and intervention as necessary to persons in crisis and those impacted by them, without regard to race, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Providing emotional and practical support to San Francisco's most vulnerable individuals living with life-threatening illness.

UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Technology and Information Exchange Core (TIE Core)
Conducts research to prevent new HIV infections, improve health outcomes among those infected, and reduce disparities. 

Restoring our world to AIDS-free status with initiatives to prevent new HIV infections, identify acutely infected individuals and link them to care, develop a cure for HIV and deliver it to as many as possible, and to preserve maximum good health for all those in whom infection cannot be cured.

Welcome Ministry 
Offering a faithful response to poverty and to improve the quality of life for individuals in our community by providing: hospitality; education; food; and referrals for housing, health care and drug and alcohol treatment.

West County Health Centers
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, quality, and accessible health care services to the communities of western Sonoma County.

Westside Community Services 
Improving the psychological, spiritual and physical health of our community residents.  Our clients represent a diverse range of individuals and families facing emotional crises; overwhelming life circumstances; and those experiencing severe and debilitating mental health challenges.

Women's Community Clinic
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of women and girls.

WORLD (Women Organized to Respond to Life-threatening Disease)
Improving the lives and health of women, girls, families, and communities affected by HIV through peer-based education, wellness services, advocacy, and leadership development.