- Program Exploratory and Special Projects
- Program Area Special Projects
- Grant Amount $150,000
- Grant Period April 1, 2006–March 31, 2009
- Location Southfield, MI, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan
About this grant
The Michigan AIDS Fund was established in 1989 by the Council of Michigan Foundations. In 2005, the board of the fund approved a new strategic direction: to prevent HIV/AIDS in Michigan by increasing knowledge and awareness of the disease and its transmission. While the continuing need for efforts such as patient care and organizational capacity building are recognized, the fund’s expertise and limited resources will have the greatest impact by focusing on the prevention of HIV transmission.This grant will support core activities in line with the new mission: grantmaking and public engagement. The fund will seek out and fund innovative prevention projects. If successful, the ultimate result will be the decline in HIV infection rates in Michigan, especially in populations that have seen an alarming increase in these rates in recent years.