The National AIDS Memorial Grove, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. For all the promising prospects on the horizon, AIDS continues to invade our lives, violate our past, and rob us of our comfortable assumptions about the future. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during the final hours.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove signifies that the global tragedy of AIDS will never be forgotten.
The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a living tribute to all whose lives have been touched by AIDS. Our mission is to provide a healing sanctuary, to increase awareness of this national treasure, and to promote learning and understanding of the human tragedy of the AIDS pandemic.
The National AIDS Memorial is more than a sentinel to the memory and honor of all who have shared in the struggle against AIDS. From monthly volunteer Workdays to ceremonies and celebrations, there is a lot going on in the Grove.
We encourage individuals and organizations to use the Grove as a gathering place for appropriate occasions. To find out more about scheduling an activity in the Grove, please contact our office at 415-765-0497.
The NAM is governed by a dedicated board of directors who have signed a 99-year renewable agreement with the City of San Francisco through the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to maintain the Grove in perpetuity.
The NAM is a project of the Tides Center, a non-profit corporation dedicated to social service and stewardship of the natural environment.
For more information, please contact:
John Cunningham, Executive Director
The National AIDS Memorial
P.O. Box 2270
San Francisco, CA 94126-2270