In one of its largest-ever grant cycles, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced over $4.4 million in new grants to fight HIV/AIDS. This includes funding nine new organizations and renewing grants for 16 others.

Nearly all the grantees are based in the United States—with one in Canada—and they “address societal trends driving the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” according to a press release from the New York-based EJAF office (another branch is headquartered in London).

“For more than 20 years, the Elton John AIDS Foundation has been committed to confronting the HIV/AIDS epidemic where it exists,” said EJAF founder Elton John in the press release. “Our newest round of grants supports exciting and innovative projects addressing transgender health, homeless LGBT youth, the continued criminalization of HIV-positive people, and the syringe services for people who inject drugs. We also remain focused on increasing access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for all.”

Since its inception in 1992, the EJAF has raised more than $349 million for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Renewed grantees include:

    • AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), New York City

    • AIDS United, Washington, DC

    • Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Toronto

    • Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), New York City

    • HarborPath, Columbia, South Carolina

    • Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, California

    • National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Washington, DC

    • National Black Justice Coalition, Washington, DC

    • Point Foundation, New York City

    • SERO Project, Milford, Pennsylvania

    • Sylvia Rivera Law Project, New York City

    • Syringe Access Fund, Washington, DC

    • Transgender Law Center, Oakland, California

    • Treatment Action Group (TAG), New York City

  • Women With A Vision, New Orleans

New grantees include:

    • Chapin Hall, Chicago

    • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis

    • Equality California Institute, Los Angeles

    • Foundation for a National AIDS Monument, West Hollywood, California

    • Garden State Equality, Montclair, New Jersey

    • Immigration Equality, New York City

    • New Jersey AIDS Partnership, Morristown, New Jersey

    • New York City AIDS Memorial, New York City

  • The Williams Institute, Los Angeles

For details about each program’s goals, visit the EJAF New York website.