Convened by FCAA and facilitated by AIDS United — and with the generous support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Ford Foundation, Gilead Sciences, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss Foundation, Merck, ViiV Healthcare, and an anonymous donor — the Southern HIV Impact Fund seeks to coordinate a philanthropic response and mobilize attention and resources to address HIV in the southern US in partnership with community-based organizations.
In the wake of the 2016 US presidential election, FCAA heeded the call from its community to regularly convene funders and experts to discuss the changing political landscape and its impact on HIV/AIDS policy and funding. The resulting FCAA Advocacy Network, comprised of key partners, including amfAR, NASTAD, NMAC, Friends of the Global Fight, Open Society Foundations, and Kaiser Family Foundation, monitors the rapidly evolving political landscape and produces monthly updates (or more frequently as needed) and hosts quarterly convenings (both virtual and in person). FCAA is also working with sister affinity groups to ensure our net is cast wide in monitoring a range of health and social justice issues and related opportunities.
Check out past Advocacy Network-related conversations: