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




All REAF events feature live and/or silent auctions to help offset the costs of productions and increase revenue to our beneficiary partners. Donors to our auctions receive recognition on our event website as well as onsite in the auction and in the auction handout at the gala. Live auction donations are also promoted from the stage during the auction as well as special promotions through social media. To make a donation to one of our live or silent auction packages, email us at or click the link below to download a donation form.

REAF's exceptional entertainment fosters genuine community engagement, uniting philanthropists with local nonprofits. For Cathedral City Senior Center, REAF's support has benefited numerous Spanish-speaking families with grandparents, providing essential social services and weekly Food Bank groceries. REAF's presence attracts more resources, volunteers, and attention to our local agencies doing outstanding work. Thank you, REAF, for being a game-changer in the valley. #CommunityChampions #HeartfeltThanks

Vic Ide & Geoff Corbin, Chief Executive Officers
Cathedral City Senior Center

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation​

REAF’s founders, the late Barbara Richmond and Peggy Ermet, envisioned a world without AIDS when they created this agency. REAF’s focus has always been, and continues to be, to support AIDS services until there is a cure. With recent advancements in HIV treatments and promising research for a cure however, REAF has expanded our focus areas of what we support andalso supports programs that provide food for the needy and programs that support homeless and disenfranchised youth in addition to continued funding for HIV programs in the SF 
​Bay Area and our Small Emergency Grants Program.

The impact of the generosity and kindness of The Richmond-Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) has been immeasurable when it comes to my health and well-being. After a devastating blow to my health, which included a severe oral infection causing irreversible damage to my teeth and bones, REAF has given me financial support since 2009. With grants for oral care ranging from $200 to $1500, I have been able to maintain positive oral health with the care of dental professionals.  Not only has REAF provided financial assistance for oral care, the foundation has assisted me in times of distress in other areas of my life. Having a disabling immune disease has been difficult to manage over the past seventeen years and REAF has given me a sense of security knowing that they will support me in any way that they can; and for that, I am forever grateful.
- Anonymous, grant recipient


June 16: Broadway Bares/SF Strips VII: FilmSTRIPS, 10l15 Folsom Street. 

July 14: Help is on the Way 30th Anniversary Concert & Gala: Summer 2024.

October 5: House Party PS: It's a Mod Mod World at the home of Byron Hancock & Len Handeland.

November:  REAF PS Pride Party, details to be announced

The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, for which I have volunteered for parties several times, is so amazing. Founded in 1994, they help all kinds of people with medical, dental, mental and practical needs as well as hunger and homelessness in our community. I never expected they would help me.  A huge thanks to Joe Seiler and Ken Henderson for coming-up to me at Oscar's one day and offering to help. There are so many good people here, so many dear friends. I hope I have the chance one day to make a donation back to REAF double in size what was given to me.

Jim Walker, grant recipient

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The support from REAF has been so greatly appreciated and it also has made great impact.  The mental health needs of Oak Grove Sanctuary Clients are such that they require ongoing therapy. Funds from REAF helped provide hours from a psychologist that specializes in treating the LGBTQ+ population.  We so appreciate the opportunities provided through the generosity of the supporters that attended the REAF party benefiting Sanctuary PS. I highly recommend this group to others and look forward to working with them again. They are superb event planners and in addition to organizational skills and talent have hearts full of compassion. Their tremendous support helped put on a great party that was a lot of fun for guests but also made a big impact on our mission. THANK YOU!!
Tammy Wilson, LMFT, CEO

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