National Aids Memorial Home 25 Years Anniversary
Programs and Events
2016 Light in the Grove

A sell out every year, Light in the Grove brings together more than 600 people on the eve of World AIDS Day, and for one enchanting evening, the Grove is artistically illuminated to honor the sense of loss and to celebrate the spirit of hope.

Stories from the Heart of the Grove

On this our 25th Anniversary, the National AIDS Memorial Grove has launched a project to gather and share the many “Stories from the Heart” of the Grove.


Surviving Voices: Hemophilia Community & AIDS

Following last year’s focus on San Francisco’s Leather Community, our work this year articulates the tragedies and triumphs of the Hemophilia Community (on a national level), and includes stories of those who were lost and those who managed to survive, in addition to family and friends who were forced to witness loved ones perish helplessly.


Circle of Friends To Reach Capacity Soon

As we approach the beginning of our 25th year this fall, we can see there is space for approximately 250 more names to be added to the existing Circle of Friends.


The Grove – A Message of Hope to Future Generations

For the past quarter of a century, the Grove has sought to be a place of not only remembrance and healing, but also of hope. Our community’s response to AIDS has been nothing short of heroic. We created hope where there was only hopelessness. Our responsibility as the nation’s federally-designated memorial to the AIDS epidemic is to build on this thread of hope and weave from it as complete a picture of the community’s response to HIV/AIDS as possible.