Philly AIDS Thrift & Giovanni’s Room Award $372K+ in Grants to 33 HIV/AIDS Orgs

Philly AIDS Thrift
Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

Philly AIDS Thrift and Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room have just awarded $372,000+ in grants to 33 HIV/AIDS service organizations in the Delaware Valley, supporting programs centered on prevention and care. With the challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, these much-needed funds are more crucial than ever.

The recent donations bring Philly AIDS Thrift’s lifetime total to an incredible $4M in donations and grant awards since its founding in 2014. To celebrate this major milestone, the organization is holding a two-day public celebration on February 24th and 25th, featuring discounts, refreshments, and joyful madness at both locations.

“This is, by far, my favorite moment of the year. It is truly humbling to be able to have an impact on programs that are doing incredible work on behalf of individuals and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS across the Delaware Valley."
President Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne
Philly AIDS Thrift Board President

In addition to their grant program, Philly AIDS Thrift operates two retail thrift stores that support communities affected by HIV/AIDS. The main retail space at 710 S. 5th Street features thousands of items on three floors in the heart of the South Street Headhouse District. Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room features thrift items and new books, continuing the legacy of Giovanni’s bookstore.

Philly AIDS Thrift’s grant program started in 2014, and despite the COVID crisis, has been able to award over 200 grants and help over 40 different organizations. The organization’s next call for grant proposals will occur toward the end of 2023.

As winter ends and spring-cleaning time approaches, consider donating to Philly AIDS Thrift! Donations will turn into sales that create funds awarded in future grant cycles. For more information about grant awards, donations, or how to get involved, please visit or call 215-922-3186.

Location Information

Philly AIDS Thrift
710 S. 5th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room
345 S. 12th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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