WATCH OUR 2012-2013 AF VIDEO SHOWN AT THE 23RD ADAM FESTIVAL. IT COVERS BOTH GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR 2012/2013 AND OUR AF INITIATIVES. LISTEN TO OUR SUPPORTERS EXPLAIN THE IMPACT OF THE ADAM FOUNDATION AND HOW IT HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST FEW YEARS. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US IN THIS WORK OF SUPPORTING LOCAL LGBT PROJECTS AND COMMUNITY INITIATIVES.
The Adam Foundation’s Current “Initiatives”
Altruistic Friends “Legacy” Initiative
(HIV/AIDS & all health-related projects / direct client services)
Aging Friends Initiative
(LGBT specific issues with aging and long-term care options)
Accessing Facts Initiative
(increase programs that bring greater awareness to LGBT issues; support events and media efforts in further educating the public to reduce fear & prejudice)
Affirming Faith Initiative
(actively support those faith groups boldly initiating projects)
Artistic Freedom Initiative
(encourage arts promoting positive LGBT images & addressing prejudices)
All Families Initiative
(promote equality and fairness for ALL families living in Forsyth County)
All Facets Initiative
(diversity focus within our own LGBT community in Forsyth Co; support specific needs of African American, Latino, Transgender, and other LGBT communities - populations often overlooked, misunderstood & underserved even within our own LGBT community )
Adolescent Futures Initiative
(increase safety nets for youth overlooked by traditional organizations by having our own AF "Homeless LGBT Youth Emergency Fund"; promote programs addressing issues such as bullying & teen suicide; support other groups working on saving & enhancing young LGBT lives)
To better clarify our foundation’s goals for the years 2012 - 2013, the AF Board identified several areas of need in the local community that we hope to bring more attention to through increased partnerships and funding in the next 2 years. We view this as a mere “start” … a truly dynamic process that will bring more targeted focus to all we do and allow for greater understanding of AF’s community impact as it has evolved over the past two decades.
We look forward to reporting in greater detail as our actions and accomplishments continue to unfold. We are well underway in making progress in several of these initiatives in the current year. It is exciting to watch each one take on a new vitality that has inspired both long-term donors as well as new supporters of The Adam Foundation.
We strive to not only increase awareness, but to have true impact in these areas by encouraging more community projects that address these needs – more projects that AF may help to fund. Our initiatives not only proudly honor our long-term legacy (HIV & AIDS related needs), but also expand our reach of potential help in issues that an LGBT individual or specific group may face “from cradle to grave” (school-age bullying to specific issues of the aging LGBT population).
These initiatives are by no means complete in “fixing things”, but we feel they give our foundation targeted focus and specific goals. The AF Initiative list provides a solid filter through which to attract & evaluate new grant applicants; it allows us to challenge the Winston Salem community to open its creative abilities to tackle specific needs. We hope you will agree and find an initiative that speaks to you or your organization as “important”…. worth the effort of your time or your donations.