About the Fund
Founded in 1989, the New York City AIDS Fund (the AIDS Fund) is one of several funders groups at The Trust. The AIDS Fund has successfully increased private funding to fight the AIDS epidemic and the spectrum of HIV illness at the community level and to improve the coordination and targeting of those resources in the City. It is dedicated to helping community groups provide vital programs and implement advocacy efforts that address the local HIV/AIDS epidemic. It also serves as a local community partnership site of the National AIDS Fund.
The New York City AIDS Fund is guided by an advisory committee representing grantmaking organizations, public agencies, human service organizations, and persons living with AIDS to help set grantmaking priorities. Each year, the advisory committee reviews previous grants, completes a needs assessment to evaluate the current status of the local AIDS epidemic, and helps analyze the availability of government funding in order to determine where private funding is most needed and can have the greatest effect.
Since inception, and with lead support from the Council of Fashion Designers of America & Vogue’s Seventh on Sale events, the AIDS Fund has awarded approximately $19 million in grants to 180 nonprofits located throughout the City’s five boroughs. The AIDS Fund was also the official charity of New York City's Fashion's Night Out, which raised over $1.5 million for the Fund.
Current Funding Partners
- Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue
- MAC AIDS Fund
- AIDS United & the Elton John AIDS Foundation
- The New York Community Trust
- The Paul Rapoport Foundation
The New York City AIDS Fund was recognized by Mayor Bloomberg on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2009. Read more>>
For more information about the Fund, please contact Len McNally, program director for Health and People with Special Needs at (212) 686 - 0010 x 556.