Equity Fights AIDS was founded in October 1987 by the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. Money raised through the efforts of Equity theatre companies across the country was specifically earmarked for The Actors Fund’s AIDS Initiative.
Broadway Cares was founded in February 1988 by members of The Producers’ Group. Money raised was earmarked to be awarded to AIDS service organizations nationwide, including Equity Fights AIDS.
In May 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The Board of Trustees of this newly established not-for-profit fundraising organization assumed the missions of the previously separate organizations and continues to fund the social service work of The Actors Fund and to award grants three times a year to AIDS service organizations nationwide. (BC/EFA)
CAPCO provides direct services to indigent clients through the National Grants Program for Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), which is administered by Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA). The CAPCO staff assesses the needs of clients who may be eligible for any of the following services:
- Personal care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, brushes, combs, feminine products, soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, washcloths, etc.
- Clothing: shirts, pants, sweaters, jackets, shoes, boots, etc.
- Transportation assistance: bus tickets or taxi vouchers for medical appointments and social service appointments
Schedule an appointment with the CAPCO office in order to assess your present financial situation. One of our case managers can help determine whether you are eligible for BC/EFA-funded assistance.