DIFFA Donates Nearly $300,000 to Combat HIV/AIDS Nationwide

This week DIFFA National, headquartered in New York City, granted $285,000 to 26 organizations nationwide providing treatment, direct care and prevention education services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), which is comprised of the national headquarters and local chapters including Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco and Northwest, has granted a total of one million dollars in funding this year. The organization is a top funder of HIV in the country, granting more than $44 million to date.

“We are thrilled to present these grants to a diverse group of community and national non-profits that are on the front lines every day in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” shares Executive Director Dawn Roberson. “The services and programs they offer are among the best and we know that by investing in their efforts we can together achieve an AIDS-free generation and ensure those living with HIV have a high-quality of life and care.”

With more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States today, and hundreds of new diagnoses each year, services from local organizations and community groups are critical to the fight to end HIV/AIDS. The 2018 DIFFA National Grantees serve critical areas and target populations including homeless individuals, the LGBT community, youth ages 13-24, people of color, elders, and incarcerated populations. The organizations offer a range of services to fight stigma, work on prevention and education, and offer nutrition, counseling and job preparedness services.

For more information, about DIFFA and its 2018 grantees visit diffa.org.

DIFFA National’s 2018 Grantees:

AID Atlanta

AIDS Leadership Foothills-Area Alliance (ALFA)

Ali Forney Center

Allies for Health + Wellbeing

Alpha Workshops

Bailey House, Inc.


Community Health Project, Inc.

Correctional Association of New York

Equality Federation Institute

Gay Men’s Health Crisis, Inc.

God’s Love We Deliver, Inc.

Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.

Housing Works, Inc.

Jerusalem House

North Idaho AIDS Coalition

Peter & Paul Community Services

Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc.

Research Foundation for SUNY

SAGE – Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders, Inc.

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (SWHIV)

The Aliveness Project

Vermont CARES

Visual AIDS for the Arts, Inc.

Voices of Community Activists and Leaders (VOCAL-NY)

Washington Heights Corner Project, Inc.


DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that fight HIV/AIDS by providing treatment and direct care services for people living with or impacted by the disease, offering preventative education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection, or supporting public policy initiatives. DIFFA is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the United States, mobilizing the immense resources and creativity of the design community. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national foundation based in New York City with chapters and community partners across the country that, working together, have provided more than $44 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide. www.diffa.org.