Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth 

OR donate to REAF via PayPal using the link below.

Why Donate to REAF?

REAF is proud to be the fiscal sponsor of www.OurTownSF.org, the online calendar of what's happening in the LGBT community. To make a donation to support this important community resource, click here!


​REAF Private Label Wines
25% of all sales are donated back to REAF! Choose from Carole Cook Big Red, Red Ribbon Cabernet, Red Ribbon Chardonney, Cabaret Cabernet or create your own Private Label Wine.

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation receives no government funding and relies wholly on corporate and individual support. You can help support the Foundation in the following ways. Our 501(c)(3) number is 94-3232222. 

Secure online donations may be made using the form below: 

How to Donate

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The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency who's mission is to raise funds for and awareness about AIDS/HIV services, under served youth and hunger programs primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area through the production of quality entertainment events. Founded in 1995 by two mothers, Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, who each lost their only sons to AIDS as a way of honoring their memories and of supporting all the other sons and daughters still living with HIV, REAF has distributed well over $3,000,000 to 32 different agencies. We are proud that 100% of ticket sales always go directly to the beneficiaries. 

Each year, an increasing number of agencies apply to REAF for funding and we are constantly looking for ways to expand programs and funding to these agencies. The cost of running our agency limits the amount of programs and funding we are able to provide. Your tax-deductible gift can help us maintain and expand the support we are able to provide to the beneficiary agencies of "Help is on the Way" events. Your gift, in honor of a friend you wish to acknowledge or in memory of someone dear you may have lost, can have a direct impact on the lives of so many who depend on the services of the agencies we support.. 

REAF will be happy to send an acknowledgement card to the person of your choosing acknowledging your gift either in honor of or in memory of someone you wish to remember. Just 
download and fill out the form and mail it with your gift to The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation.

For more information, call (415) 931-0317 or email 
Ken Henderson, Executive Director 

Mail a cash donation to:

         The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation
          942 Divisadero Street, Suite 201
          San Francisco, CA 94115-4407

You can also support REAF by:

​by making a pledge toward sponsorship of an upcoming event 

by making a donation to one of our live or silent auctions 

by volunteering manpower or resources to an upcoming event 

by donating stock to our brokerage account at Charles Schwab

by designating REAF as a beneficiary in your will or Trust 

by specifying The Richmond/Ermet Foundation in your United Way Campaign contribution