The San Joaquin AIDS Foundation
is a non-profit health and human services agency. The Board of Directors, professional staff and trained volunteers of the San Joaquin AIDS Foundation consider AIDS and HIV infection a serious global health crisis, touching the lives of every American. The Foundation seeks to foster a community response to AIDS based on scientific fact, informed medical and public health policies, and compassionate care.
Founded in 1984, one year after the first person was diagnosed with AIDS inside San Joaquin County, the Foundation emerged as a cooperative partnership of concerned doctors, nurses, social service and mental health providers, religious leaders, county officials and private citizens. The Foundation was incorporated in 1986 and now receives federal, state, county and private funding.
Community contributions have allowed our services to grow and change in response to community needs. Along with cuts in federal and state funding and increased overhead, we must work harder to raise the necessary funds to support our overall operations. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible.
With continued community and governmental assistance, the San Joaquin AIDS Foundation will be able to continue to provide the much needed and limited comprehensive programs and services necessary to help the awareness and education in our community as well as provide quality services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families in the San Joaquin County.