Patrick Gawrysiak is a successful technology entrepreneur and developer of social media. In addition to being on the cutting edge of web-based technologies, Patrick Gawrysiak supports a number of charitable causes, including the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF).
Established by Sir Elton John in New York City in 1992 and London in 1993, the EJAF has raised over $300 million to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Today, it is one of the largest nonprofits operating in the field. In its third round of grants for 2013, the EJAF reported new funding in the amount of $4,381,580. Consisting of 21 new grants and 35 renewed grants, the aim is to address critical challenges to combatting the AIDS epidemic in the United States and the Caribbean.
Populations in the grant cycle include gay and bisexual men as well as young people and other demographics prone to the virus. Proceeds from the grants are used to pay for HIV prevention, treatment, legal services, testing, policy making, advocacy, and more. The total amount of giving by the EJAF in 2013 was $7.3 million.