HIV/AIDS Philanthropy and Women & Girls #NWGHAAD

In honor of International Women’s Day and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NWGHAAD) FCAA is pleased to shine a light on the work of philanthropic funders that support HIV/AIDS-efforts that benefit women and girls.

In 2013, approximately 62 philanthropic organizations from the U.S., Canada, Europe and the global South disbursed $91 million in support of global HIV/AIDS-related programs that benefited women and girls.

Top 10 HIV/AIDS-related funders of programs that benefited women and girls in 2013

1 Children’s Investment Fund Foundation  $12,834,035
2 Conrad Hilton Foundation  $12,662,000
3 ViiV Healthcare  $11,378,298
4 Ford Foundation  $6,302,000
5 Elton John AIDS Foundation  $6,239,228
6 M.A.C AIDS Fund  $3,804,652
7 Gilead Sciences, Inc.  $3,709,087
8 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS  $3,249,900
9 FXB International  $3,233,895
10 Intesa Sanpaolo SPA  $2,949,349

As just one example of the diverse efforts that this important funding supports, watch a recent video from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) featuring  women served by the North Idaho AIDS Coalition in Couer d’Alene, ID and RAIN (Regional AlDS Interfaith Network) in Charlotte, NC, two of the many ASOs funded by BC/EFA that are reaching out to HIV positive women and women at high risk.

Additionally, at FCAA’s 2014 AIDS Philanthropy Summit, the Open Society Foundations designed a compelling session entitled “Addressing Violence against Criminalized Women: at the Intersection of Access to Justice and HIV,” that discussed the specific needs of criminalized women related to HIV and gender-based violence, and showcased interventions that have proven effective in addressing this emergent issue. You can now watch the archived session online.

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