Atlanta AIDS Fund

Changing the way our region responds to HIV and AIDS for 35+ years.

Advocacy. Education. Service. Leadership.

AAFlogoThe Atlanta AIDS Fund is a partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Jeffrey Fashion Cares and the Allen Thornell HIV Care and Service Fund.

The Community Foundation was a pioneer of HIV/AIDS philanthropy, making our first grant in 1981, when the disease was still known as GRID (Gay Related Immune Disease). The Atlanta AIDS Fund was created in 1991 to support metro Atlanta’s HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service efforts through funding and leadership.

Since then, the world has made tremendous progress in the care and prevention of HIV/AIDS. But challenges still persist, particularly in our Atlanta region. New HIV infections have concentrated among people of color and those who are poor, homeless, incarcerated, have other health challenges, have unprotected sex and/or use drugs. Their infections are more likely to progress to AIDS because these communities historically have little or no access to health care.

For more information about grants through the Atlanta AIDS Fund, please contact:

Dan Williams 
Program Officer

$0 million
in grants awarded through Atlanta AIDS Fund since 1991

2019 Grant Cycle Timeline

The 2019 grant cycle will follow the General Operating Support cycle timeline.

Thank you for your interest in this program. More information about the 2019 cycle will be available in May 2019.

In the meantime, please sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter at the bottom of the page for the latest updates. You can also get a jump start by completing or updating your Common Grant Application, which is the first step in the application process for this grant.

The Atlanta AIDS Fund offers restricted operating support to fund the ongoing program administrative and infrastructure costs for organizations that have a clear HIV/AIDS (intervention, prevention and advocacy) component to their work, but not necessarily stated in their missions, and meet all of the following criteria:
• HIV/AIDS program budget more than $60,000 (funding will be restricted to up to $75,000 or no more than 25% of program budget)
• Program budget must be able to be delineated within the organization’s budget
• At least one dedicated program staff (salaried – no contractor/consultant)
• Programs/activities must be detailed in the organization’s strategic plan and be able to demonstrate that the program is an integral component to the organization and HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention education and service community
• Programs/activities must be based on Evidence Based Interventions (EBIs)/Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions (DEBIs) or be innovative in nature and provide a research based hypothesis on why they are effective
• Prior grantees must have submitted the mid-year or end-of-grant reports to be eligible

Eligibility and Application Materials

General Operating Support Guidelines


The Atlanta AIDS Fund represents a collaborative funding partnership between the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, United Way of Greater Atlanta, Jeffrey Fashion Cares and the Allen Thornell HIV Care and Service Fund.

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