In 2022, FCAA continued to develop and promote tools to support and amplify the voice and work of HIV-informed funders.
Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
FCAA collaborated with AIDSVu – an interactive online mapping tool that visualizes the impact of the HIV epidemic on communities across the U.S. – to bring its data on HIV-related philanthropy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) Initiative to new audiences. On AIDSVu’s website, alongside FCAA’s data on philanthropic funding, you can view individual profiles of a specific jurisdiction, including HIV prevalence, PrEP use, transmission demographic data, and much more.
While the EHE is a federally funded program, philanthropy can and should play an important role in supporting the communities doing work on the ground. Philanthropy is also crucial to supporting advocacy efforts to leverage public funding dollars.
This new partnership provides a tool to inform conversations with local philanthropic funders to help them better understand what the epidemic looks like in their community, who it’s impacting, and how philanthropy is responding – or not responding.
Racial Justice Principles
In response to the clear gap between resources, as well as recent calls for philanthropic anti-racist action, the FCAA Racial Justice Working Group published a set of racial justice guiding principles. The goal of these principles is to change how funders approach the intersection of racial justice and HIV in their grantmaking practices and priorities.
In 2022, FCAA continued to amplify and share the principles, and use them as a guide in the design and implementation of its research and programming. We also initiated conversations to start to determine how to adapt these principles for non-U.S. contexts and needs.