On November 8, the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA) held its annual Grants and Giving Celebration at Current at Chelsea Piers in New York City to recognize its 2017 grantees and to thank its supporters for helping making a difference in the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This year, DIFFA awarded a total of $331,500 to 31 organizations nationwide.
“We are thrilled to present these grants to a diverse group of community and national non-profits that are working daily to provide care to thousands of individuals impacted by HV/AIDS, DIFFA board chair Cindy Allen said. “We are proud to invest in their efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation and ensure those living with HIV have a high-quality of life and care.”
At the event, DIFFA also honored Kravet, a fifth-generation family business that distributes fabrics, furniture, wall coverings, trimmings, carpets and accessories. Kravet has supported DIFFA initiatives for more than a decade.
Since 1984, DIFFA has provided grants to support hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country that combat HIV/AIDS through preventive education, treatment, direct care and advocacy. Click here to learn more about the organization.
Here’s the list of 2017 grantees:
AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance (ALFA)
Ali Forney Center
Allies for Health + Wellbeing
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center
Equality Federation Institute
God’s Love We Deliver
HEAT Program (The Research Foundation for SUNY)
HMI (Hetrick-Martin Institute)
JBT Foundation, Inc.
North Idaho AIDS Coalition
Peter & Paul Community Services
Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.
Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (SWHIV)
The Aliveness Project
The Correctional Association of New York
The Doe Fund
Visual AIDS for the Arts, Inc.
Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY)
Washington Heights CORNER Project