The FCAA blog is accepting up to four monthly blog submissions by FCAA members – or those organizations eligible for FCAA membership: private and public funders, consultants, and affinity group/infrastructure organization members.  From time-to-time we may invite special guest blogs from other stakeholders to highlight key events or emerging issues of importance to HIV/AIDS-related funders.  All published pieces will be shared with FCAA’s community of 1,200+ private and public funders, as well as online via Twitter and Facebook.


  • Submitted blogs should be roughly 500-700 words long. We encourage photos and links to additional resources.
  • While we are open to blogs on all topics, we encourage submissions on such topics as:
    a) Key Impacted Populations: examples of innovative funding/emerging issues in addressing key impacted pops (MSM/LGBTI, IDU, Sex Workers, Women, etc.);
    Integration: examples of how HIV funding intersects with other key areas in social justice and broader health;
    b). Filling the Gaps - Resource Tracking Realized: entries that examine funding gaps or strengths demonstrated in FCAA, IHRFG or LGBTQ Funders resource tracking reports, OR other discussions that discuss the benefits of and strategies in using resource tracking data to shape funding decisions or priorities; and,
    c) Post-2015 Agenda:  examples of how philanthropy will be impacted by upcoming deadlines for key initiatives such as the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the Millennium Development Goals, Global Fund exit from Middle Income Countries – and what do post-2015 plans look like?
    d) General News/Meet our Members: share news from your organization (leadership transitions, new funding priorities, RFPs, etc.)

We will also soon introduce a new blog category called the “FCAA Forum” – a responsive blog tool to help raise awareness of, and funder action on, critical issues to the field.  Views and opinions expressed on the Forum are not necessarily shared or dictated by FCAA or the collective members.


Please forward your email of interest, including your name, organization, proposed timeline, and the topic(s) you are interested in writing an article on, to sarah@fcaaids.org.

PUERTO RICO – Recent Visit by President Obama Should Send a Message to Public Health and Philanthropic Leaders. Will Anyone Heed the Call?


Guest Blog, authored by Kandy Ferree, President & CEO of 360 Strategy Group.

On June 15th, fifty years after the last visit of a sitting president (John F. Kennedy) to the Island, President Barack Obama made a historic but timely visit to Puerto Rico.  If the President of the United States of America believes Puerto Rico deserves his attention and that Puerto Rico has the promise of economic opportunity and health for its citizenry, why has U.S.-based philanthropy, and HIV/AIDS philanthropy been slow to do the same?  President Obama noted in his remarks, “… I promised to include Puerto Rico not just on my itinerary, but also in my vision of where our country needs to go.”  Will public health and leaders in health philanthropy demonstrate the same commitment?

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