The Etzin Foundation

Justin Etzin


amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and advocacy. amfAR has invested more than $517 million in its programmes, spawning numerous significant advances in HIV prevention, treatment and care. These accomplishments have helped extend, improve, and save the lives of countless people around the world living with HIV/AIDS or vulnerable to HIV infection.


The Etzin Foundation also supports international hospitals and made a donation of $25,000 to the main hospital in Justin Etzin’s hometown in The Seychelles. The money will be used to import laparoscopic equipment from Germany. This enables doctors to make incisions and introduce tiny video cameras and implements through plastic tubes to carry out what is also called minimally invasive surgery.

Mr Etzin has a close relationship with Seychelles; he spent most of his childhood here as his father owned the Vista Do Mar Hotel at Glacis. Justin said that after his father has to leave due to ill health, it made him realise that the health of a nation is incredibly important.

The Urban Dove

The Etzin Foundation has supported the fund-raising for the at-risk youth in New York City. The Urban Dove is dedicated to enriching the lives of New York City’s at-risk youth by creating a supportive, positive environment where kids can develop the life-skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.

Urban Dove began as an after-school program for at-risk youth in 1998. Since then it has helped thousands of young people learn critical life skills and grow into successful, independent adults. In 2012, Urban Dove used the success of its youth development program to create the UD Team network of high schools serving under-credited students.

Through a curriculum centred around sports, youth development, and academics, UD Team reengages students and helps them develop the skills they need to get back on track to graduation, college and careers.

Red Cross

The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom body of the worldwide neutral and impartial humanitarian network the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The society was formed in 1870 and is a registered charity with more than 32,500 volunteers and 3,500 staff. At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross is committed to helping people without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic origin, nationality, political beliefs or religion.

The Etzin Foundation hosted events funded by Mr Etzins company Altitude London, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross in aid of Haiti. Justin Etzin, in association with The Etzin Foundation also organized collections of relief supplies to Haiti in January 2010 following the tragic earthquake. His team collected medical supplies as well as food to be sent out to the affected areas in the days following the disaster.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, funds research into the prevention and cure of prostate cancer.

One in 9 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. A man of African descent is 74% more likely to develop prostate cancer than a Caucasian man, and more than twice as likely to die from the disease. Active duty military personnel are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as their civilian counterparts.[3] Several important prostate cancer discoveries made in the past 25 years have been as a result of PCF’s actions, whether in funding or in coordination.

The Etzin Foundation supports and attended The Blue Jacket Fashion Show to Benefit and raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation at Pier 59 Studios on February 1, 2017 in New York City.

The Gordon Parks Foundation

The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as “the common search for a better life and a better world.”

The Gordon Parks Foundation supports and produces artistic and educational initiatives that advance the legacy and vision of Gordon Parks for social justice. Recognized as the most significant African American photographer of the 20th century, as well as an influential writer, composer, and filmmaker, Parks used the arts as a vehicle to further what he described as “the common search for a better life and a better world.” The Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by Parks with his long-time friend and editor at LIFE magazine, Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., to preserve his creative work and support the next generation of artists advancing social justice.

Drawing inspiration from the pivotal role of a fellowship Parks received early in his career, the Foundation’s educational and grant-making initiatives are core to its mission and year-round activities. Through the Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarships and Prizes and The Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship, the Foundation provides vital support to artists and champions current and future generations of creatives whose work continues his legacy. These initiatives are made possible through The Gordon Parks Arts and Social Justice Fund, established by the Foundation in 2019

Make-a-Wish Foundation

The Make-a-Wish Foundation grants wishes to critically ill children. Last year, nearly 86,000 children were living with a critical condition. With this diagnosis, the simple pleasures of childhood and family life are replaced by worry, disruptive, gruelling treatment, financial worries and isolation. Every critically ill child deserves to be granted a wish – their aim is to reach every child. Every one of them has a wish that is unique to them. They want to grant it for them.

Their research is building their understanding of the impact of a wish, so they can continually help children to get the most out of their experience.

They’ve learnt that when a wish is granted, it inspires a child to look beyond their condition and regain some of their childhood.  A wish broadens horizons and is something to look forward to. More than that, a wish provides respite and distraction, helps family bonding and wellbeing, inclusion and social engagement. A wish is more than a moment in a child’s life – it fills the days, months and years afterwards. Alongside joy, hope and happy memories sits a new confidence, resilience and self-worth. A wish improves the lives of siblings and parents as well.