Philly AIDS Thrift is pleased to award 17 local organizations with $147,000 in grant funding for their work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Delaware Valley. The recently announced grants will bring PAT’s total contributions to the community to $1,470,000. Monies for the awards comes from two retail operations that turn gently used thrift items into retail sales that fund AIDS Fund and 19 other AIDS service organizations in the five-county region. The new annual grant program started in 2014 as another way to serve the local community and give back.
For the 2015-2016 winter grant cycle, Philly AIDS Thrift had a record number of organizations apply for requests that totaled over $155,000. This represents nearly double the number of new organizations that applied and double the amount of money awarded vs. PAT’s first grant awards in 2014-2015. The organization’s board of directors and grant committee awarded all organizations with a grant for their projects totaling $147,000.
The next request for grant proposals will take place in fall for winter 2016-2017. For more information about grant awards, donations or how to get involved, please visit www.phillyaidsthrift.com or call 215-922-3186.
“The Board and Grant Committee of PAT and PAT @Giovanni’s Room are so proud that we are able to more than double our beneficiary organizations and dollars given away through this, our second grant cycle,” said PAT Board President and Grant Committee Chairperson Michael Byrne. “These great organizations work hard everyday to make the lives of men, women, and children living with HIV & AIDS better, or to stem the tide of new infections. We are thrilled to partner with them in their efforts!”