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Ten groups that provide direct HIV/AIDS services in Florida received a “Holiday Hug”—a $5,000 year-end grant to use as they see fit—from the Campbell Foundation, which is known for funding private HIV-related laboratory-based research.
Including this year’s gifts, the foundation has awarded $1 million to direct services organizations (see the graphic above for a breakdown of the year-end grants). This is in addition to its grants for research. According to a Campbell press release, the “hugs” are a way to say thanks to the organizations for directly helping people living with and affected by HIV.
In total, the foundation has provided $10 million in funds since it launched in 1995.
This holiday season, the groups that received $5,000 Holiday Hugs are all located in Florida. They include:

  • AIDS Service Association of Pinellas
  • Broward House
  • Care Resource
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • FoundCare (formerly CAP)
  • Latinos Salud
  • McGregor Clinic
  • North Broward Hospital District’s Comprehensive Care Center
  • Poverello Center
  • Tuesday’s Angels

For more about Campbell Foundation, read the POZ article “Focusing on Nonprofit HIV Research: Florida’s Campbell Foundation Funds Science and Services.”