Kent Richard Hoffman Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Kent Richard Hoffman Foundation seeks HIV/AIDS organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: Organizations receiving serious funding consideration include those located in areas where money and resources for HIV/AIDS programs is scarce, those requesting seed money for new projects, and organizations with innovative ideas and projects.

PROFILE: Atlanta architect and philanthropist Kent Richard Hoffman initially established the Kent Richard Hoffman Foundation for “general philanthropic and educational purposes.” Hoffman was an early AIDS activist during his lifetime. Since his death in 1988 and per his wishes, the foundation exclusively dedicates its grantmaking to HIV and AIDS support.

The Hoffman Foundation awards HIV/AIDS grants to community-based organizations for care and direct services, education, and research. While the foundation offers grants to organizations throughout the United States, it has a “particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas.”

Hoffman grants are modest, generally ranging from$2,000 to $7,000. Organizations such as Iris House for Women and Birmingham AIDS Outreach are past grantees. To learn more about the type of HIV/AIDS work the Hoffman Foundation supports, examine its grants listings.

The foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry (LOIs) throughout the year. Staff review LOIs on a rolling basis, however, applicants must submit their LOIs by March 3 for a decision in mid-May and September 22 for a mid-November decision. Foundation staff will invite organizations to submit full grant applications based on their initial LOIs.

Grantseekers with additional questions should contact Eliza McAllister.


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