The Auen Foundation

Funds Will Support AAP’s Critical Client Services

The Auen Foun­da­tion has awarded a $20,000 grant to AIDS Assis­tance Pro­gram (AAP) in sup­port of the organization’s food voucher pro­gram. The Auen Foun­da­tion began its sup­port of AAP in 1999, and the orga­ni­za­tion was one of the first in the Coachella Val­ley that the Foun­da­tion ever funded.

Our main pri­or­ity is to pro­vide nutri­tional sup­port to our clients, and we couldn’t do it with­out our ongo­ing part­ner­ship with the Auen Foun­da­tion,” says Mark Anton, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of AAP. “Dona­tions begin to slow as we move into the sum­mer months, so this gen­er­ous dona­tion has come at just the right time.”

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.

Through AIDS Assis­tance Pro­gram, we know that we are improv­ing the qual­ity of people’s lives,” says Catharine Reed, Senior Pro­gram Offi­cer for the Auen Foun­da­tion. “We have watched the food voucher pro­gram grow with the sup­port of its many part­ners, and we are proud to be one of them.”

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 to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with low incomes. For more infor­ma­tion, please call 760/325‑8481 or visit

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