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A Funders Response to HIV/AIDS in the African Community in Minnesota
After receiving numerous requests from new, grassroots organizations for funds to educate their African-born immigrant and refugee constituencies about HIV/AIDS prevention, program officers from the Otto Bremer Foundation and The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation recognized that their lack of experience in funding HIV/AIDS prevention and in working with African cultures would affect their ability to craft effective funding recommendations. They convened representatives of five community organization sin April 2005. Meetings and discussions grew in size and scope over five months, with 23 people eventually participating in a taskforce. The work of the taskforce led to a report, summarized here, presenting background information, findings, and recommentations for Minnesota funders.
The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation recently released its 2009 study on homelessness in Minnesota. The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation supported the study and would like to draw attention to the report. In addition, Wilder has released a video on YouTube that sites additional analyzation of the data collected. Click here to watch the video.