Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation supports HIV/AIDS organizations across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder does not generally fund medical research, but supports a wide variety of organizations that provide aid to HIV patients.

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

The Hofmann 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.” These grants support a very broad range of services, including but not limited to HIV testing, mobile testing, rural prevention programs, emergency medical assistance, post-exposure prophylaxis, mental health care, dental care, and gay men’s health.

The Hofmann Foundation’s grants are modest, generally ranging from$2,000 to $7,000. Grantseekers may review the foundation’s Recent Grants to learn more about the types of programs it supports.

The Hofmann foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry (LOIs) throughout the year through its online grant portal. 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.

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