The Auen Foundation

Auen Foundation awards grant for food voucher program

The Auen Foun­da­tion awarded a $20,000 grant to AIDS Assis­tance Pro­gram (AAP) in sup­port of its food voucher pro­gram. The Auen Foun­da­tion has sup­ported AAP since 1999, and AAP is one of the first Coachella Val­ley non-profits that the Foun­da­tion ever funded.

The rea­son AAP exists is to pro­vide nutri­tional sup­port to our clients, and we couldn’t do it with­out the ongo­ing sup­port of the Auen Foun­da­tion,” says Mark Anton, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of AAP. “Our orga­ni­za­tion receives no fed­eral or state assis­tance; there­fore, we greatly appre­ci­ate their gen­er­ous dona­tion in sup­port of crit­i­cal client services.”

Estab­lished in 1992, the Auen Foun­da­tion is ded­i­cated to enhanc­ing the over­all qual­ity of life of the aging pop­u­la­tion and rais­ing aware­ness of the pre­cious end-of-life stage. The Foun­da­tion sup­ports char­i­ta­ble pro­grams and ser­vices aimed at meet­ing the social needs of mature adults and their families.

We truly admire AIDS Assis­tance Pro­gram, and love the work they do for the com­mu­nity,” said Catharine Reed, Senior Pro­gram Offi­cer for the Auen Foun­da­tion. “For peo­ple liv­ing with HIV and AIDS, access to healthy food means one less thing for them to worry about. We applaud the efforts of AAP and the many other part­ners involved in this impor­tant program.”

Since its found­ing in 1991, AIDS Assis­tance Pro­gram of Palm Springs remains ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing nutri­tional sup­port to improve the qual­ity of the lives of peo­ple liv­ing with HIV/AIDS. Ini­ti­ated by a small group of con­cerned cit­i­zens led by the late Glo­ria Greene and Jean­nette Rock­e­feller, AAP pro­vides food vouch­ers to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with low incomes. For more infor­ma­tion, please call 760/325‑8481 or visit

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