Our beneficiaries make Atlanta a better place. From providing free testing services to using cutting-edge, holistic harm reduction models to support locals' quality of life, our benefiting organizations are committed to helping our city thrive.
When you walk, run, volunteer, or donate to AIDS Walk Atlanta, you're directly helping these organizations provide services to those in need.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) — AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,600,000 people worldwide. They help bring this walk to life and provide vital services to the people of Atlanta.
Since 1987, AHF has cared for thousands of people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide. As they create and implement new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, they expand delivery of healthcare and influence over policy with the aim of saving more lives.
AID Atlanta —AID Atlanta has specialized in providing HIV and AIDS-related care, wellness services, and education and prevention programs since 1982. Founded in response to the severe impact HIV was having on Atlanta, AID Atlanta set out to stop new infections, care for people living with HIV and AIDS, and break the shame and stigma related to HIV.
Over the last 38 years, they have become one of the Southeast’s largest comprehensive HIV service establishments. Today, they serve over 50,000 clients, patients, and members. They provide testing and treatment, outreach programs, laboratory facilities, pharmacy, direct medical care, housing and utility resources, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and many more services.
They continue to serve our diverse Greater Atlanta community, they remain steadfast in achieving their mission to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for their members and community by breaking barriers and building community through their core values of compassion, respect, service, excellence, and integrity.
A Vision for Hope— A Vision for Hope prepares individuals to have the self-confidence to envision a better life, break away from the cycle of negativity and hopelessness, and affect change in their lives and communities. They offer a wide range of programs to help build stronger families and encourage community members to invest in their future. In so many ways, they are building A Vision 4 Hope one day at a time.
Antioch Urban Ministries is a non-profit organization based in Atlanta that is committed to serving the community by providing a range of programs and services. The organization seeks to address issues such as homelessness, poverty, and social inequality by offering support and resources to those in need. Antioch Urban Ministries operates a food pantry, a clothes closet, and provides emergency financial assistance for individuals and families facing crisis situations. Additionally, the organization offers a range of educational and vocational programs to help individuals acquire the skills they need to secure stable employment and achieve self-sufficiency. The mission of Antioch Urban Ministries is to empower individuals and families to overcome adversity and achieve their full potential, while building a stronger and more resilient community.
Bridge of Light— Established in 2015, Bridge of Light is an Atlanta-based, non-profit organization empowering people who are unhoused or living in poverty. By providing hygiene and laundry services, they seek to encourage self-sufficiency and inspire self-advocacy. Whether individuals are at-risk of, currently experiencing, or transitioning from a houseless or low-income situation, their goal is to provide tools, resources, and safe spaces that act as a light in dark times and help to restore dignity and hope that encountering homelessness (and the surrounding stigmas) can diminish.
Center for Black Women's Wellness — The Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW) is a community-based, nonprofit organization in Atlanta with a mission to improve the health and well-being of underserved Black women and families. Celebrating a 32-year legacy, CBWW addresses health in a broad context and offers low-cost/no-cost healthcare, health education, prenatal home visiting, financial literacy, and micro-business training. CBWW serves over 3,000 individuals annually.
To combat newly diagnosed cases and transmission of HIV, CBWW focuses on outreach, education, testing, and linkage to care. CBWW provides HIV testing and education through its clinic-based and community-based services and aggressively promotes HIV testing and counseling throughout all of its programs and services.
Front Runners Atlanta is a running and walking club that provides a safe and supportive community for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies in the Atlanta area. Members of Front Runners Atlanta come from all walks of life and varying levels of experience, but all share a common goal of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle through running and walking. In addition to weekly group runs and walks, Front Runners Atlanta also hosts social events and participates in races and events throughout the year, both locally and nationally. The organization fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment, providing a space for individuals to connect, make friends, and improve their overall well-being.
Georgia Equality — Georgia Equality’s mission is to advance fairness, safety and opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and our allies throughout the state.
Founded in 1995, they are two organizations—united with a common vision but serving unique functions in our work to achieve equality. Georgia Equality, Inc. works year-round to pass pro-equality legislation and elect fair-minded elected officials. Through the Equality Foundation of Georgia, they conduct voter registration and educational activities, provide information to decision-makers, and work to organize and mobilize LGBTQ residents and allies to advance equality in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state.
NAESM— Founded in 1990, NAESM is one of the first African American community-based non-profit organizations to stand on the frontlines in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia. Although NAESM serves a wide range of participants, its mission is to address the myriad health challenges facing Black gay, and bisexual men. NAESM’s services include peer counseling; mental health and substance abuse counseling; psychosocial support; housing assistance; utility assistance; food and clothing pantries; transportation assistance; health education; free HIV and STD testing; risk reduction workshops; and capacity building assistance. They provide community outreach at clubs, college campuses, and barbershops. They provide condom distribution at the office and through community outreach. Annually, NAESM hosts the only national African American gay, bi, and same gender loving men’s health conference in the United States.
Recovery Consultants of Atlanta — The Recovery Consultants of Atlanta, Inc. (RCA, Inc.) is a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999 by a group of concerned, committed, and spiritually centered members of the Metro-Atlanta’s 12-Step and faith-based addiction recovery communities.
Over the years, the organization has grown and expanded its services for both clients and patients by offering an array of comprehensive Primary Care Services through its Community Health Center which enhances and supplements all services being provided at RCA.
Status: Home— Status: Home provides homeless and low-income individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS in Greater Atlanta with a continuum of housing options, supportive services, and educational opportunities that contribute to a resident’s overall self-sufficiency.
Status: Home programs pursue the goal of providing residents with a safe and stable housing environment and giving them the opportunity to focus on their physical, mental, emotional, and economic well-being.
They are Atlanta’s oldest and largest HIV and AIDS permanent supportive housing provider, serving over 500 men, women, and children across the metro Atlanta community.