Press Release 03/04/14 - Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services Awarded $10,000 AWSD Matching Grant from San Diego Human Dignity Foundation PDF Print E-mail

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2014

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Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services Awarded $10,000 AWSD Matching Grant from San Diego Human Dignity Foundation


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The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) is proud to announce an award of $10,000 to Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services, a non-profit organization that provides essential services to HIV/AIDS infected individuals and family members in San Diego.

In an Double Match Grant challenge from SDHDF, Being Alive was successfully able to secure over $10,000 in donations from supporters for their AIDS Walk San Diego team which was then matched by SDHDF to help support the life saving services for their clients. Being Alive has been serving the community since 1989.

“We are grateful for the SDHDF for allowing us this opportunity and for the generosity,” states Shannon Wagner, Executive Director for Being Alive.  “The grant will bring new hope and prosperity for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the San Diego community."

SDHDF announced earlier this year two new grant programs to give qualified non-profit organizations serving the LGBT community additional resources to fund their service programs. The SDHDF is the sole LGBT community foundation in San Diego dedicated to providing permanent, endowed sources of funds to support programs and projects promoting equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, and human dignity. The mission of SDHDF is to strengthen LGBT organizations and leadership while nurturing philanthropic giving to support the LGBT community.

“The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation is impressed with the great work of Being Alive San Diego and their quick action to this fundraising challenge,” said SDHDF Executive Director John L. Brown. “Using these funds wisely helps our foundation fulfill its mission – to connect people who care with causes that matter.  We know these grants will make a difference in the services needed in our community.”  

To learn more about these grant programs or other ongoing philanthropy programs available via the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation, visit www.MyLGBTFoundation.org or call (619) 291-3383

To learn more about Being Alive HIV/AIDS Services, visit www.beingalivesd.com or call 619-291-1400.

 

 

 
Press Release 02/11/14 - The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Honors The San Ysidro Health Center’s HIV Programs PDF Print E-mail

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February 11, 2014

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THE SAN DIEGO HUMAN DIGNITY FOUNDATION HONORS THE SAN YSIDRO HEALTH CENTER’S HIV PROGRAMS

Health Center receives funding to support critical peer advocacy and emotional support programs for traditionally under served clients

 

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San Diego, CA—On Thursday, January 23, 2014, The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation honored The San Ysidro Health Center’ CASA and Our Place Early Intervention Service (EIS) Centers HIV Programs with the presentation to its Board of Trustees of a check representing the first installment a $25,000, grant award  from SDHDF’s 2014 San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative. Funding for the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative is generously provided by the Sunshine Brooks Fund at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation. This fund was was established by the AIDS Foundation San Diego to continue their work supporting services in San Diego County to address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2008, this fund was transferred to the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation.

SDHDF Board Member Mary Cruz and Janelle Hickey, SDHDF Development Associate, were on hand to present the funds that will be dedicated to support SYHC’s HIV peer advocacy and emotional support programs for clients that are traditionally under served and disenfranchised in the South Bay and Southeastern San Diego parts of the County.  SDHDF is the only local foundation solely dedicated to benefiting the LGBT community.  It funds programs and projects that promote equality, tolerance, health/wellness, well-being, and human dignity. It works to strengthen other LGBT organizations and their leadership. SDHDF nurtures philanthropic giving to support the LGBT community and to address important community issues.  

CASA and Our Place are SYHC’s Early Intervention Service (EIS) Centers, each housing coordinated HIV services, including: Medical Case Management, Peer Support and Advocacy (Amigos de CASA/Our Place Rafiki Program), HIV counseling and testing, HIV prevention, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and a variety of other social support services (e.g. support groups, art and theater groups and women’s group). CASA and Our Place are located within one mile of SYHC’s two HIV primary care clinics: San Ysidro Health Center in the South Region and King-Chavez Health Center in the Southeastern Region. 

According to SYHC’s HIV Service Manager Carolina Gonzalez-Garcia, the funding will be critical in helping to maintain CASA and Our Place services that are not supported by other grant sources, but are necessary to facilitate access to HIV services.  “We are privileged to have our work recognized by SDHDF and this funding will help ensure continuity of much needed peer advocacy and emotional support to clients that are traditionally underserved and disenfranchised.Every day The Amigos de CASA and Our Place Rafikis peer advocates make a tremendous impact on the lives and health of clients served.”

 

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San Ysidro Health Center is San Diego County’s second largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing a continuum of comprehensive care to over 85,000 patients annually through its service delivery network of medical clinics, dental clinics, behavioral health centers, HIV/AIDS centers, WIC nutrition centers, mobile units, school-based health centers, teen clinic, and adult day health center. SYHC’s mission statement – “to protect, promote, and improve the health and well being of our community’s traditionally underserved and culturally diverse people” – highlights the health center’s long-standing commitment to provide the highest quality, easily accessible and most respectful health services regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or economic status.For additional information please visit The San Ysidro Health Center at www.syhc.org

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF), a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1996, is committed to working to improve the quality of life in San Diego’s LGBT community by promoting responsible philanthropy to enact positive social change. Visit: www.mylgbtfoundation.com or call (619) 291-3383.

 

 

 

 
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San Diego Human Dignity Foundation Announces New Grant Programs!

The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation’s board of directors is proud to announce the star of two new grant opportunites to benefit San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community starting this year. In one program SDHDF will designate up to $50,000 to match qualifying donations to participating LGBT non-profit organizations for the time period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Certian qualifying restrictions will apply. In the second program, the SDHDF Board of Directors has designated up to $100,000 from its general endowment to be expended in a direct grant program for the upcoming year.  Grants of up to $10,000 may be awarded to qualifying organizations that deliver strong programs and services to the LGBT community.

 

Click here to read more about our new grant programs!

 

 

 

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