The Adam Foundation invests in projects,programs, and organizations 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 115 projects through grants to more than 60 local organizations. To date, we have awarded more than $460,000. The largest amount in any given year - $43,800 - was just approved in June for the 2013 grant cycle. In addition, The Board also approved an initial award of $25,000 to our newly formed ADAM LAGACY ENDOWMENT FUND recently established with the Winston Salem Foundationin June 2013. We are thrilled and grateful to our donors that in 2013 we were able to commit a total of $68,800 back to efforts that impact our LGBT community. It is our third year in a row of record-breaking funding! Our supporters - even in a tough economy - are amazing!
AF funds local projects and continues to set a precedent by funding AF INITIATIVES to begin the drive for projects needed in critical areas of LGBT well-being such as Adolescent issues and Aging Friends needs. Our recently released list for 2013 projects is currently being added to our website. You may find a list of the our 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. Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's ADAM FESTIVAL : NOVEMBER 2 , 2013.