The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) provides funding for programs on a global scale that provide relief for people living with HVI/AIDS and those at risk of contracting the disease. “No one is left behind – creating an AIDS-free future” is the organization’s mission.
Both the New York and London foundations provide funding and grants in the following areas:
provides funding for programs and organizations in the following areas:
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) provides funding for a diverse range of programs across Africa, Asia and Europe:[/fusion_text][fusion_text]
The EJAF (London) states that all grantees must have the following criteria:
1. Not-for-Profit Organizations – no grants are made to individuals2. In a listed country in Africa, Europe or Asia
3. Work in areas that are fall under the key priorities of the Foundation Grants Programs are divided into two distinct areas:
a. Pioneer Grants: grants that support a specific initiative focusing on an individual key population. Pioneer grant applications must be submitted online via the Foundation website.
b. Flagship Programs: grants for programs that support a vulnerable group through a number of related initiatives within a country. Flagship programs are by invitation only.
2. Large Scale & Grass Roots Programs: applications are by invitation only and organisations must be working in the area and at scale before applying.
The Robert Key Memorial Fund: this fund was started in memory of Robert Key MBE (1947-2009), who was a co-founder of the London Elton John AIDS Foundation. It is open for application all year round to organizations that can show an immediate and tangible benefit to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (London) has provided support for over 1372 programs and organizations with a total grant amount of £86 million.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (New York) provides grants in excess of $7 million per year to programs across the Americas with a specific focus on the Southern US states and the Caribbean.
The EJAF also worked to raise funding of over $151 million for the Global Fund for TB, AIDS and Malaria to benefit the organization further.
Top Grantees include:
Founded by Sir Elton John, the Elton John AIDS Foundation was first established in the United States in 1992, and a year later in the United Kingdom. The organizations exist as separate entities pursuing separate goals and grant making partnerships, but operate under the same ethos and mission statement. Today the EJAF is considered one of the largest and a leading organization working in the field of HIV/AIDS awareness, advocacy, treatment programs and education.
The EJAF was inspired by the life and death of Sir Elton’s friend Ryan White who became a National Spokesman for HIV/AIDS after he was expelled from middle school due to his infection.