Become a Member

The work of FCAA is made possible by foundation and corporate grants, as well as institutional membership contributions. In 2020, this powerful community accounted for 57% of total HIV-related philanthropy.


Check out our latest (and greatest!) member benefit: the FCAA Membership & Grants Directory
  • Staff, consultants, and trustees of grantmaking institutions
  • Staff/representatives of affinity groups or philanthropy-serving organizations
  • Philanthropic consultancy, support, advisory, or hosting organizations

FCAA recently encouraged emergining intermediary and community-rooted funding organizations to consider becoming members, and now offer an entry level membership payment for those organizations. Learn more in the membership application.

We also encourage grant makers from other areas (e.g. reproductive health, human rights, social justice, LGBTQI issues, etc.) whose work intersects with the myriad issues surrounding HIV and AIDS to join us.


As member-supporters of FCAA, you have the opportunity to meet and learn from your peers. We believe that informing and connecting you with your colleagues will lead to more effective and responsive grantmaking, and thus, an improved global response. Our impact has been clearly demonstrated — HIV-related philanthropy has grown from just over $200,000 26 years ago to more than $600,000,000 annually today, in part because of FCAA’s work. In fact, more than 45 philanthropic organizations currently support FCAA as members. In 2020, those collective organizations accounted for roughly 60% of total HIV-related philanthropy.

Institutional membership in FCAA includes the following benefits, available for an unlimited number of staff:

  • Access our brand-new Membership & Grants Directory.
  • Receive discounted rates and the opportunity for early registration for the annual FCAA Summit.
  • Request technical assistance, contacts/introductions, and data insights from FCAA staff.
  • Access to responsive programs on emerging issues’ potential impact on grant making.
  • Priority invitation to networking calls, working groups, panel and online discussions, and receptions/conferences.
  • Recognition on our website, in annual FCAA Summit materials, in FCAA’s annual report, and in other public membership materials. This provides an opportunity to demonstrate your organization’s commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS and positions you alongside other leaders in the field.
  • As a member of the United Philanthropy Forum, FCAA is able to extend discounts to our members on a number products, subscriptions, and services that benefit the philanthropic field. Review a list of those discounts on the Forum website, and contact [email protected] if you are interested.
  • FCAA members are also now eligible to receive a 25% discount to Inside Philanthropy, the leading publication covering foundations and major donors, and pressing issues in philanthropy.   Contact Sarah Hamilton at [email protected] to take advantage of this special offer.

Membership also supports FCAA’s comprehensive programming, including our annual resource-tracking publication, virtual and in-person convenings, and the annual FCAA Summit.


Membership can be paid via check, credit card or ACH/wire. Download the FCAA Membership Application for more information, or email [email protected].

the work our membership made possible in 2021