Resource Tracking:  HIV/AIDS Philanthropic Funding

Funding to address HIV/AIDS from global private philanthropic institutions totaled $592 million in 2012, an 8% decrease from 2012, and the lowest level of funding since 2007.

The report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2013, also revealed that only 3% or US$ 0.5 billion of total international funding available for HIV in low- and middle-income countries in 2013 was from philanthropic sources.

The overall decline may be attributed to a number of factors, including the closure of two large funders (The Irene Diamond Fund and The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund), at least five funders closing or reducing their HIV-specific portfolios, and several major pharmaceutical companies shifting some funding to other health areas such as Hepatitis C, chronic diseases and maternal and child health. Overall the field continues to remain strongly influenced by the world’s largest philanthropic funder of HIV, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which represented more than a third of all funding and decreased grantmaking to HIV by $11 million from 2012 to 2013. 

Through this resource tracking effort, FCAA has been monitoring the field of HIV/AIDS philanthropy for more than a decade. This report intends to inform stakeholders about the overall distribution and trends of global AIDS philanthropy. the financial data is largely sourced from surveys completed by funders, with supplemental review of grants databases and funders' grants lists. Data was obtained for over 200 organizations that are believed to represent the substantial majority of global HIV/AIDS philanthropy.

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This report is available as a downloadable PDF  or readable in an interactive, online flash viewer (click on report below to open).

To view past resource tracking issues (2002-2012), please visit the FCAA publications page.