Private funders are acting to foster change

You Can Make a Difference. If your funding focuses on health, poverty alleviation, LGBTQ rights, or other social justice issues, the same communities you support are also affected by HIV. This is an opportunity to quickly and strategically increase your impact, and deepen your organization’s leadership in the South.

A group of partners, brought together by Funders Concerned About AIDS and including Gilead Sciences, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, ViiV Healthcare and Johnson and Johnson, launched the Southern HIV Impact Fund. Through coordinated investment, the Fund will:

  • Catalyze a demonstrable increase in both leadership and collaboration across the region, creating a robust pipeline of leaders for today and the future;
  • Engage and support the remarkable leaders of the social justice movements to help strengthen and lead the fight; and
  • Foster a community of learning, to deepen relationships between communities and donors, that will sustain this effort over time.

Managed by AIDS United, the Southern HIV Impact Fund incorporates HIV into a broader, integrated movement for social justice and seeks to positively impact the social determinants of health in the region. Importantly, this work will be led by organizations representing the communities most affected in the South.

To get started, contact:

Funders Concerned About AIDS
John Barnes, Executive Director,

AIDS United, Manager of the Southern HIV Impact Fund
Athena Cross, Vice President & Chief Programs Officer,
Marvell T. Terry II, Senior Program Manager,