Holiday Grants


Academy of Friends - in partnership with Macy's West - provides a special, end of year, unrestricted grant to fund programs that provide core services to people with HIV/AIDS. This year, Macy's provided $20,000 in matching grants to the Academy of Friends Holiday grant, totaling $40,000 in gifts were given on December 11, 2006 to 11 Bay Area organizations.

2006 Recipients:

AIDS Emergency Fund – San Francisco, requested a grant for HIV/AIDS for their annual Holiday Dinner for patients and their families.

Children's Hospital of Oakland – Alameda, requested funding for their annual Holiday dinner for patients and their families

Dolores Street Community Services – Dolores Street Community Services provides neighborhood-based shelter, housing, advocacy and support for working-poor men and formerly homeless people with AIDS seeking dignity, health and hope in San Francisco’s Mission and Castro districts.

East Bay Agency for Children – Dedicated to assuring the health and educational well being of children and families through specialized therapeutic, educational and peer support.

Food for Thought – Sonoma, requested funding to provide HIV/AIDS affected families with Holiday turkey.

Lyon- Martin Women’s Health Services – Lyon Martin provides personalized healthcare and support services to women and transgender people who lack access to quality care because of their sexual or gender identity regardless of their ability to pay.

Meals of Marin – Provides nourishment, comfort, hope, and dignity for homebound people with AIDS, breast cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses.

Project Open Hand – Project Open Hand provides nutrition services to people living with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses and to seniors.

Rainbow Community Center – Contra Costa, requested a grant for Holiday dinner, toy shopping trip, and gift exchange programs for their clients.

San Mateo AIDS –The AIDS Program, founded in 1985, works to prevent HIV infection and cares for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS in San Mateo County.

UCSF Positive Health Program – The UCSF Positive Health Program (PHP) at San Francisco General Hospital is recognized globally as a leader in HIV clinical care, research and education.