FCAA FUNDER SPOTLIGHT: Meet the Organizations that Increased Funding in 2016

FCAA’s latest resource tracking report found that philanthropic funding for HIV and AIDS reached the highest level to date in 2016 ($680 million). While this represented a third straight year of increase, the headline also belies a broader trend of funding decreases among leading HIV funders. In fact, without the two largest funders — the Gates Foundation and Gilead Sciences, which, together, represent over half of all funding in 2016 — total giving to HIV/AIDS among all other private funders decreased 5%.[i]

All this is taking place against a backdrop of increased threats against the fight. Not only is donor government support on the decline, but the US — historically, the largest contributor of global HIV/AIDS resources — has created several new threats (such as reinstating and expanding the Global Gag Rule and proposing significant cuts to global health budgets) since the Trump Administration took office little over a year ago.

All of this makes the following list of organizations that much more remarkable. These 74 private funders bucked the 2016 trend of decreases to HIV/AIDS funding. Collectively, these organizations increased their HIV-related philanthropic giving by $82 million in 2016. And we are so grateful that they did! It is organizations like this that will help to ensure we remain diligent in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Please join us in congratulating:

In the coming months, we will be profiling some of the organizations on this list in more detail. In the interim, be on the lookout for the next call for data — on 2017 HIV-related grantmaking — in late March. If you have any questions about how to participate, please contact FCAA’s Research & Communications Associate Cat Gironda at caterina@fcaaids.org.

Thank you to every organization that supported the fight against HIV and AIDS in 2016. Learn more about the full philanthropic response to HIV online here.

[i] This particular comparison only includes funders whose data was acquired for both 2015 and 2016.