Meet the newest cohort of the Harm Reduction Futures Fund

We’re thrilled to announce the next cohort of the Harm Reduction Futures Fund. Formerly known as the Syringe Access Fund, this collaborative grantmaking initiative seeks to reduce the health, psychosocial and socioeconomic disparities experienced by people who use drugs. 

The Harm Reduction Futures Fund is currently supported by AIDS United, the Levi Strauss Foundation and ViiV Healthcare. This year the Fund invested $400,000 in evidence-based and community-driven approaches to prevent the transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis and other communicable conditions; reduce injection-related injuries; increase overdose prevention and reversal efforts; and connect people who use drugs to comprehensive prevention, treatment and support services.

Grant awards through this round of funding were given in three categories: 

  1. Syringe services programs providing direct services.
  2. Harm reduction organizations supporting multiple syringe service programs and/or secondary distributors providing direct services.
  3. Harm reduction organizations conducting community advocacy activities focused on legalizing or strengthening syringe services programs and other health interventions for people who use drugs at the local, state or federal levels.

Meet our grantees: 

  • 229 Safer Living Access — Georgia  
  • Bad River Band of of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians — Wisconsin  
  • Church of Safe Injection — Maine 
  • Cochise Harm Reduction — Arizona 
  • Confluence HRKC — Missouri 
  • Connecticut Harm Reduction Alliance — Connecticut  
  • El Punto en la Montaña, Inc. — Puerto Rico  
  • Florida Harm Reduction Collective — Florida 
  • Indiana Recovery Alliance — Indiana  
  • Intercambios PR — Puerto Rico  
  • Never Alone Project — Indiana  
  • NEXT Distro — New York 
  • Missoula AIDS Fund — Montana  
  • Project SAFE — Pennsylvania  
  • San Antonio Nexus Connection — Texas 
  • Southwest Recovery Alliance — Arizona  
  • Underground Recovery Jax — Florida 
  • Urbe Apie, Inc. — Puerto Rico  
  • Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition — Virginia  
  • Yanawana Herbolarios — Texas  

Stay tuned to our website, email and social media channels as we share more about the life-saving work of these organizations throughout the project year.