AIDS EMERGENCY FUND
In 1982 a group of San Franciscans came together to pay bills for their friends who were too ill to work because of their battle with a mysterious disease. As more of their friends grew sick, many faced job loss, eviction and staggering medical bills.
That small team of volunteers formed the AIDS Emergency Fund and dedicated it to the task of compassionately providing emergency financial assistance to those impoverished by the new disease. Thanks to medical break-throughs in the mid-1990s, many people live much longer with HIV and AIDS. However, they still often face years of poverty and disability. AEF is one of their few sources of financial assistance during times of crisis.
AEF has maintained its original grassroots nature and volunteer enthusiasm. Today it is still staffed predominantly by volunteers. Through over 30 years of service, AEF has distributed over $30,000,000 to landlords, utility companies and medical service providers on behalf of more than 55,000 clients, helping people living with HIV and AIDS avoid homelessness and maintain medical treatment. As of August, 2016, AIDS Emergency Fund has merged with Positive Resource Center.
AIDS Emergency Fund
12 Grace Street, Ste 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
TRANSGENDER LAW CENTER
Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. We envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.
Transgender Law Center is a multidisciplinary organization that advances the movement for transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) people using an integrated set of approaches, including strategic litigation, policy advocacy, educational efforts, movement building, and the creation of programs that meet the needs of TGNC communities. Programs include Detention Project, Legal Information Helpline, and Movement-Building. They played an instrumental role leading to the decision by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission affirming that transgender people are protected against discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Transgender Law Center
1629 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94612
THE SUNDANCE ASSOCIATION
The Sundance Association for Country-Western Dancing is an all-volunteer community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of country-western dancing through instruction, performance, and the presentation of public dance events, without discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation.
The Sundance Association is best known for its twice-weekly event, Sundance Saloon, its annual country-western dance weekend, the Sundance Stompede, and its participation in community events such as the San Francisco Gay Pride celebration and the Castro Street Fair. The Sundance Association is proud to have raised over $350,000 for other worthy nonprofit organizations over the past 17 years.
The Sundance Association
2261 Market Street, PMB 225
San Francisco, CA 94114