WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Adam Foundation has received an all-time record-breaking contribution season leaving them with $42,000 to distribute to local projects and initiatives in 2012.
The non-profit awards funding to alternative causes that focus on diversity and support.
Those recipients are: Equality NC Foundation, $2,500, networking to impact statewide LGBT issues; AIDS Care Service, $15,000, support onsite with pantry and Holly Haven Home food needs (up to 77,000 meals) and interim LGBT resource center and teen HIV group; Positive Wellness Alliance, $12,000, direct HIV/AIDS client case management and special support group for women of color; Echo Network, $1,000, “Storyline” project to record “All Families” stories of patents and kids; Triad Softball League, $1,000, sponsorship to increase number of teams and events for “All Families;” Adam Foundation’s “Adolescent Futures” Initiative, $1,000, emergency homeless youth fund, teen suicide prevention, anti-bullying programs; Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem, $3,000, two diversity or teen-related play productions, “Spring Awakening” and “Sordid Lives;” Triad Pride Men’s Chorus, $1,500, upgrade equipment to improve both live and recorded performances; and Adam Foundation’s “Aging Friends” Initiative, $5,000, create community leadership for project that impact the unique needs of the aging LGBT population.
The two Adam Foundation initiative grants were the first for Forsyth County. In 2011, funds were made available to target LGBT homeless youth. This year the foundation will be collaborating with The Trevor Project on teen suicide. Work will also specifically directed to the aging community and their specialized needs.
For more information or to learn how to support the foundation’s work, visit adamfoundation.org.