PHILLY AIDS THRIFT announces over $180,000 in GRANTS for 2017!!!

Philly AIDS Thrift (PAT) is pleased to award 20 local organizations more than $180,000 in grant funding for their work in fighting HIV/AIDS in the Delaware Valley. Funds distributed brings PAT’s total contributions to date to over $2 million dollars. Revenue generated from PAT’s two retail operations (Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room) is used to provide grants to 19 organizations providing HIV/AIDS services in the Delaware Valley.

Since 2014, PAT’s board of directors and grant committee have awarded organizations with grants for projects that help fight or prevent HIV/AIDS based on the organizations’ requests.

Grants awarded ranged from $1,500 to $10,000 with an average award of $5,000. Awarded organizations were required to provide direct services for adults and children living with HIV/AIDS, must be a nonprofit (or sponsored by a non-profit organization), and must be located in the Delaware Valley (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties as well as the Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties in New Jersey, and New Castle County in Delaware).

For the 2017-18 grant cycle, Philly AIDS Thrift awarded more than double the amount of money compared to its inaugural grant awards in 2014 ($73,000).

2017 Grant Recipients:

$73,000 in Grants Announed

We are very pleased to announce the recipients of Philly AIDS Thrift’s Grants Awards for winter 2014/15. We will be funding proposals submitted by eight agencies with $73,000 awarded in total. We presented the checks to the agencies onstage at GayBingo on Saturday, March 21st.

The eight proposals selected for the grants this time around are GALAEI’s Positivo program; AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania’s Planning Ahead initiative; support for meals and nutritional counseling for the HIV program at Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutritional Alliance; Project Hope at Family Services of Montgomery County; the Michael Taylor Fund at Action AIDS; the Washington West Project at Mazzoni Center. HIV-prevention programming for LGBTQ youth at The Attic Youth Center, and to Project ONE at Family Services of Chester County.

We’re thrilled to be helping support all these invaluable programs.
A Huge THANK YOU to all the Shoppers, Donors and Volunteers at our main store, Big PAT, and at PhillyAIDSThrift@Giovanni’s Room for making this all possible.


And thanks to PGN for their coverage of our grants awards here:…/local/8617-pat-announces-73k-in-grants