Academy of Friends Sponsors


Over the last 35 years, Academy of Friends has distributed over $8.6 million to more than 73 organizations serving men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.


A rigorous grant review process determines which HIV/AIDS service agencies receive proceeds from the upcoming Academy of Friends Gala. The Board of Directors selects a diverse group of organizations providing direct services to people living with HIV/AIDS or providing HIV prevention education programs. These agencies provide a wide range of services reaching people throughout the Bay Area.


ALRP Logo  

AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) mission is to help people with HIV/AIDS maintain or improve their health by resolving their legal issues.

HIV Nightline
HIV Nightline

HIV/AIDS Nightline responds to over 10,000 calls annually from all over the United States. People call us for many reasons: people just testing HIV positive, people in later stages of AIDS feeling isolated and/or concerned about their medications, caregivers buckling under the stress of caring for a loved one at home, and people concerned about the HIV risks. What makes the Nightline unique is our hours. For people receiving their HIV test results after work at a clinic, to people just having a night of unsafe sexual exposure, the program is often the only resource open for immediate care.

HIV Story Project  

HIV Story Project, Founded in 2009, The HIV Story Project is a San Francisco based non-profit organization focused on bridging HIV/AIDS with film, media and storytelling to fight the pandemic and the global stigma associated with it.


Huckleberry Youth Programs - For more than 40 years, Huckleberry Youth Programs' mission has been to educate, inspire, and support under served youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. We accomplish this by providing San Francisco and Marin youth and their families with a network of services and opportunities.

LGBTQ Connection  

LGBTQ Connection is Napa County's LGBTQ Hub: developing a vibrant community while increasing inclusion and well-being for LGBTQ people across Napa County.

Project open Hand  

Project Open Hand - Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand provides nutritious 'meals with' love to seniors and critically ill neighbors in San Francisco and Alameda County. Our nutritious food is like medicine, helping clients stay stronger, recover and lead healthier lives.


Positive Resource Center - The mission of the Positive Resource Center is to assist people affected by or at risk for HIV/AIDS through culturally appropriate counseling, education, training and advocacy. As a result, our clients can make more informed choices that maximize available benefits and employment opportunities.