New trends in European and U.S. HIV/AIDS funding now available online

The European HIV/AIDS Funders Group (EFG) and Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) announce the launch of their annual resource tracking publications.

Key Findings Include:

  • HIV/AIDS-related philanthropy in 2008 totalled €91 million ($134 million) among European-based philanthropies and $618 million among U.S.-based philanthropies.
  • The reports show that total funding for HIV/AIDS by European-based philanthropies was lower in 2008 compared with 2007 by approximately €1.7 million (1%) among same set of funders, and total funding has decreased by approximately €5 million (7%) since 2006. While total HIV/AIDS philanthropy funding among U.S.-based funders increased in 2008 over 2007 by approximately $63 million (11%), this is only due to an increase in funding by the world’s largest private foundation engaged in AIDS work, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Without funding from the Gates Foundation, estimated expenditures by U.S.-based philanthropies remained flat from 2006 to 2007 and decreased slightly (by approximately 3%) from 2007 to 2008.
  • In both Europe and the U.S., HIV-related philanthropic funding remained concentrated among a relatively small number of funders in 2008. In the U.S. the top 10 funders (ranked by total expenditures) accounted for 82% of all HIV-related expenditures, and 84% of all expenditures amongst the top 10 funders in Europe.
  • The majority of funding by both European and U.S. – based philanthropies in 2008 was directed to addressing the epidemic outside of these regions (84% of all U.S. and 63% of all European HIV philanthropic expenditures).
  • Among European-based funders, projections suggest that HIV-related philanthropy funding levels may increase, with 60% of funders forecasting anticipated increases for 2009. Projections by U.S.-based funders for 2009 suggest that HIV-related funding will decrease, with 42% of funders forecasting anticipated decreases for 2009, and only 15% of funders expected their funding to increase in 2009.

And now, with the new Resource Tracking Toolkit, you have multiple formats for reading and sharing this critical new data.

Toolkit Materials Include:

  1. European Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2008$
  2. Joint FCAA, EFG, UNAIDS Press Release
  3. Executive Summary
  4. European HIV/AIDS Resource Tracking Chartpack 2008
  5. European HIV/AIDS Resource Tracking 2008 – Power Point Presentation
  6. Appendix D: Global HIV/AIDS Funding Organisations
  7. Narrative profiles highlighting examples of innovative funding

For U.S. Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2008 and the U.S.-specific toolkit materials, please follow the link

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.

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