Washington, D.C. has the most AIDS cases and new infections per capita in the country. It is estimated that one out of every 20 District residents is HIV positive.
Washington Grantmakers' funding collaborative, the Washington AIDS Partnership, is our region's largest private funder of HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and advocacy services, awarding over $1 million annually. Through strategic grantmaking, the Partnership supports innovative, science-based HIV/AIDS prevention and education programs, much-needed capacity building for local organizations, and morale for caregivers providing HIV/AIDS services. Grantmaking and programmatic activities target populations at high risk for HIV/AIDS: women, communities of color, youth, injection drug users, and the incarcerated.
The Partnership and other local funders have made a commitment to not only providing support for various programs but investing in innovative policy approaches to improve the local HIV/AIDS system of prevention, testing, and care services. The Partnership-commissioned DC Appleseed report, "HIV/AIDS in the Nation's Capital", has become the blueprint for improving the District's response to HIV/AIDS.
Executive Director: J. Channing Wickham
Program Manager: Jennifer Jue
Learn more about the Washington AIDS Partnership.
|Each year, the Washington AIDS Partnership recruits and trains a group of 12 young people who work four days a week at local HIV/AIDS service providers, providing much-needed HIV prevention, education, and care services. On the fifth day each week, the AmeriCorps members work together on a joint project benefiting the community. |