Mission: Bcefa's mission is to (i)mobilize the unique abilities within the entertainment industry to mitigate the suffering of individuals affected by hiv/aids; (ii) to ensure direct support specifically through the social services and programs of the actors fund to all individuals in the entertainment industry affected by critical health issues, including but not limited to hiv/aids; (iii) to support organizations across the country which provide treatment or services for people specifically affected by hiv/aids and their families; (iv) to promote and encourage public support for national and international programs and services which benefit people with hiv/aids; (v) to increase public awareness and understanding of hiv/aids through the creation and dissemination of educational materials; (vi) to support efforts by the entertainment industry to address other critical health issues or respond to an emergency, in each case as approved by the board of trustees; and (vii) to support efforts by the
Programs: Direct grants to aids service organizations to provide direct services, food services, emergency assistance and harm reduction to persons living with hiv/aids and to promote prevention programs and research. Grants in support of related women's health programs and for health clinic facilities for the uninsured in the entertainment industry. Grants are made to over 500 organizations nationwide.
outreach programs to provide information, increase awareness, and promote public support for men, women and families living with and/or affected by hiv/aids. These programs are nationwide and promote red ribbon retail items, theater community outreach activities, school and college theater program outreach, and dance studio and convention program outreach. These programs reach thousands of young adults.
I have volunteered for Broadway Cares for seven years (so far!). I have held a bucket at the spring and fall "Bucket Brigades," served on a committee and attended many fun and moving events. BCEFA has a hard-working, dedicated team from top to bottom. What we do together makes a difference!