Officials with the Border AIDS Partnership recently announced that they will be presenting $36,000 to local organizations to help support their efforts and outreach programs.
With a mission committed to education, testing and social services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS or at high risk of infection, the Border AIDS Partnership works with locals organizations to serve the entire community.
According to officials, their work also includes prevention services to underserved area populations in our region, including marginalized youth of all races, sexes and ages.
Officials with the organization will be awarding the grants on Monday in Downtown El Paso.
The organizations and the programs receiving funding this year are:
Programa Compañeros of Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua
- Positive Prevention for Women – $7,500
- Harm Reduction Strategies for People who Inject Drugs – $9,000
- Prevention with Pride – $7,500
Alliance of Border Collaboratives – El Paso, TX
- TransFronterizxs Project – $3,500
- Project Encuentro – $8,500
The El Paso Community Foundation and the US/Mexico Border Health Association partnered in 1994 to create a local HIV/AIDS partnership that would provide assistance to nonprofit organizations in the surrounding region working on this critical health problem.
The resulting collaboration, with support from the National AIDS Fund (now AIDS United), created the BAP, a bi-national and tri-state funding collaborative that has been providing funding for HIV/AIDS education and prevention activities in El Paso, Texas, Southern New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
In January 2007, the Border AIDS Partnership received its 501c3 letter of determination and continues the critical work of funding community based organizations in our region, as an independent nonprofit. Since 1996, the Border AIDS Partnership has distributed, in the form of effective grants, more than $1.8 million to support innovative HIV prevention programs.
For more information on Border AIDS Partnership, click here.