The CARES Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides grants to organizations in the Greater Sacramento Area that serve the needs of people with HIV/AIDS, aid in the prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission or raise social awareness to end discrimination and stigma.

These grants may include funds for general support or for specific projects/programs, including those dedicated to HIV education and research.

Foundation Updates

The CARES Foundation grant cycle is currently closed.









Grantee Spotlight: Harm Reduction Services (HRS)

The Safe Points Syringe Exchange Project served over 4,000 individuals through 11,507 contacts and provided 700,000 syringes to injection drug users in the greater Sacramento area, while locating 12 new outreach sites.  HRS collected over 138,706 used syringes (19.8% of those distributed) and 100% of used collected syringes were disposed of through Medi-Waste.  Additionally, 85% of syringe exchange clients were referred to other service providers to meet needs such as healthcare, housing and substance abuse treatment.