Thursday, November 5, 2009

AIDS and Nonprofits – A New Resource Tracking Tool; Where’s the Money for AIDS?

On Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) and the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG) will jointly launch our annual resource tracking publications, U.S. Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2008 and European Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2008. In this article you will also find synopses and references to reports about the dwindling giving for AIDS in the U.S. and Globally. For nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations this is known only too well and the rest of us need to hear it also. I have also added links to possible grants.

Funders Concerned About AIDS and the European HIV/AIDS Funders Group Report

What can you expect in this year’s reports?

• New insights into U.S. and European HIV/AIDS funding trends from 2005 through 2008;

• Grantmaker forecasts on 2009 HIV/AIDS-related funding levels;

• Notable geographic trends in international and domestic HIV/AIDS funding;

• Narrative profiles highlighting examples of funder innovation;

• An enhanced directory and select profiles of funding organizations located outside of the U.S. and Western and Central Europe engaged in HIV/AIDS.

A New Approach for 2009

This year we’re doing things differently. To encourage you to access and share this critical assessment of U.S. and European philanthropic investment in HIV/AIDS, we’re giving you the publications in multiple formats.

Beginning on November 17th, you can find a new Resource Tracking Toolkit on the FCAA and EFG websites.

Now, in one convenient package you will be able to:

• View a PowerPoint presentation of the key data highlights;

• Download the PDF publications, press release, and slides of select charts and highlighted trends;

• Learn how other top funders communicate the impact of their role in HIV/AIDS philanthropy to their constituencies.

The toolkit will provide you with the resources to share this critical new data with your colleagues, grantees and Board to underscore the importance of your work.

How can you use this information?

• Reinforce your presentations and meetings with key messages, data points and new context for HIV/AIDS philanthropy;

• Demonstrate the impact of your institution’s role in HIV/AIDS philanthropy and strengthen internal support for your grantmaking with foundation boards, colleagues and other key stakeholders;

• Identify new colleagues and issues for potential collaboration and new issue areas or strategies to enhance the effectiveness and reach of your HIV/AIDS funding;

• Help the field of HIV/AIDS philanthropy grow by encouraging your colleagues, partners and Board members to participate in resource tracking;

• Tell us what you think and how you use this information! Your feedback will help us continue to enhance this product every year.

RSVP by Friday, November 13th to receive an email when these materials are available online. RSVP by e-mail

GLOBAL: AIDS funding at "dangerous turning point"

JOHANNESBURG, 5 November 2009 (PlusNews) - Wavering international support for HIV/AIDS efforts is resulting in funding shortfalls that could wipe out a decade of progress in rolling out AIDS treatment, the international medical and humanitarian organization, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has warned.

In a report called "Punishing Success? Early signs of a retreat from commitment to HIV/AIDS care and treatment", released on 5 November, MSF highlights worrying indications that the two biggest international funders helping developing countries expand their AIDS programmes are starting to scale back or flatline their contributions.

The board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which largely relies on money from developed countries to award grants in 140 poor countries, will soon decide whether to cancel its 2010 call for funding proposals.

If so, it will be the organization's first year since 2002 without a funding round; the total amount of HIV grants recommended for funding in 2009 was 35 percent lower than in 2008.

Countries like Malawi are heavily dependent on Global Fund grants to finance their antiretroviral (ARV) treatment programmes. The MSF report notes that with the Fund in crisis, Malawi's chances of achieving universal access to treatment are sinking.

For the full report and the recent acts by the Obama administration please see

Where is the funding for AIDS? Most of the funds are going to research, not prevention, treatment and support of people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS


The deadline is November 30, 2009

U.S. National Institutes of Health
The deadline is November 18, 2009.

STARS Foundation Impact Awards
The deadline is 19 January 2010

Closing Date for Round 1 Concept Paper Submission: November 30, 2009

Closing Date for Annual Program Statement (APS): September 7, 2010

Hivos, the Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Applications are accepted throughout the year. There is no deadline.

Jerome Robbins Foundation
There are no deadlines

The deadline is November 30, 2009

United Kingdom Comic Relief
Deadlines - 20 November 2009 and 5 March 2010
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