About The National AIDS Fund

The National AIDS Fund was founded in 1988 to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS by promoting leadership and generating resources for effective community responses to the epidemic. Through its unique expanding network of Community Partnerships, NAF supports over 400 grassroots organizations annually which in turn provide HIV prevention, care and support services to underserved individuals and populations most impacted by HIV/AIDS including communities of color, youth and women.

The National AIDS Fund connects national and local funders, scientists, and community based organizations. With its Partnerships, it invests more than $8 million annually in HIV/AIDS grant making to agencies nationwide, and has the ability and responsibility to lead discussions on the most effective strategies for preventing HIV. Grants provide care and services and work to prevent new infections through education and advocacy.

The National AIDS Fund Community Partnerships use the leverage of national Challenge Grants to raise support locally, and make community-level decisions about how and where funds should be spent. Together with our Community Partnerships, the NAF has raised and invested over $150 million since 1988 for the fight against HIV/AIDS in the United States.