The Adam Foundation invests in programs that effectively support its mission:
The Adam Foundation promotes the identity, strength, and well-being of the local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community and supports organizations serving persons living with HIV and AIDS.
When The Adam Foundation ("AF") began in 1990, the primary goal was to provide funds for those in need in the LGBT community...specifically members who were directly affected by HIV / AIDS. The Foundation ( also known as "Adam" by longterm supporters) has remained steadfast in its commitment to that healthcare-based legacy.
As a funding resource, we are equally proud that our local philanthropy over the past two decades has expanded to projects on a broader scope of issues that affect our LGBT community. We remain eager to fund new projects in the coming grant cycle that reflect imperative needs in Forsyth County.
Since its inception, The Adam Foundation has funded more than 100 projects through grants to more than 45 local organizations. To date, we have awarded more than $300,000. The largest amount in any given year - $42,000 - was just approved in June for the 2012 grant cycle. It is our second year in a row of record-breaking funding! Our supporters - even in a tough economy - are amazing!
AF funded 7 local projects and set a precedent by funding two AF INITIATIVES to begin the drive for projects needed in two critical areas of LGBT well-being: Adolescent issues and Aging Friends needs ; you may find a list of the these 2012 projects here and a complete list of the AF INITIATIVES here. Please enjoy meeting in depth our 2011 grant recipients by watching this video which was shown at our annual Adam Festival on October 8, 2011. You may see the full scope of how our AF supporters feel about the changes in Adam and our new INITIATIVES here in the video shown at our 23rd annual Adam Festival on October 6, 2012.