Elizabeth Taylor established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to support organizations delivering direct care and services to people living with HIV and AIDS, often to the most marginalized populations. Today, ETAF also provides funding for HIV prevention education and advocacy programs throughout the world, including existing organizations creating new and innovative techniques that help spread awareness of HIV prevention and treatment to targeted communities.
To date ETAF has granted $17 million to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and 42 states in the U.S.
The path that Elizabeth Taylor paved continues through the work of ETAF. She arranged for ETAF to go on in perpetuity with the operating costs paid for by her Trust. To advance our founders’ vision of helping the most marginalized people within the AIDS community, Ms. Taylor’s friends and family are working together as ETAF Ambassadors to help keep the issue of HIV/AIDS top-of-mind for the public.