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.

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.

30 years of AIDS – Looking back at the Philanthropic Response


Authored by: Sarah Hamilton

 The 30th anniversary of AIDS also creates an important opportunity for the FCAA community to stop and reflect on the important role of philanthropy has played in supporting and advancing the global response to HIV/AIDS. Following the first reported case of AIDS, philanthropy was still struggling to respond to the epidemic; most funding for early AIDS efforts came from individuals, and was mostly informal and highly personal. In 1987 FCAA was founded by a group of grantmakers dedicated to bringing philanthropic attention to the AIDS crisis and to building the field of AIDS-related philanthropy. In 2003 FCAA published HIV/AIDS Philanthropy: History and Current Parameters 1981-2000 to provide a brief overview and history of U.S.-based HIV/AIDS philanthropy. 

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