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Seven organizations that deserve your dollars on World AIDS Day

Here's how to meaningfully give on World AIDS Day and Giving Tuesday

Written by
Sarah Medina

If you're looking for organizations to give to this year on Giving Tuesday, may we remind you that December 1st is also World AIDS Day and many HIV-focused charities are currently fighting a deadly disease in the middle of a deadly pandemic. We made it easy for you to meaningfully give this year by rounding up some AIDS nonprofits to give to. Every dollar counts! 


Black AIDS Institute

The Black AIDS Institute is committed to helping Black communities with high risks of HIV infection. (Black gay and bisexual men have a disproportionately high risk of contracting HIV and 72 percent of HIV+ women are black.) In their home base city of Los Angeles, BAI provides culturally appropriate HIV-related health services and medication. Donate now

Sunburst Projects

Based in Sacramento, California, Sunburst Projects cares for vulnerable women, men, children and families living with HIV/AIDS by delivering medication to clients; securing prenatal care for HIV+ pregnant moms; providing mental health services for clients; offering support groups; providing emergency financial assistance to help repair flat tires, pay utility bills, and purchase wigs after cancer treatment; and providing food vouchers for clients who can’t afford to feed their families. Donate now.

Housing Works

Housing Works is busy taking on the related problems of homelessness and HIV. The New York-based charity provides supportive residences, legal aid, as well as comprehensive medical and dental care for unhoused, or low-income populations and also fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare and treatment. Donate now

amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research

amfAR is one of the world’s most important funders of HIV research. In particular, the amfAR Institute of HIV Cure Research in collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco brings together leading research teams to work across institutions and disciplines in the search for a cure. Donate now




Located in South Africa, m2m leads the fight in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV by employing local women living with HIV as frontline health workers. m2m Mentor Mothers work both at health facilities and door-to-door to improve the health of communities across ten African nations and help to ensure an equitable and bright adolescent girls, women, and children. Donate now

Elton John AIDS Foundation

If you can't pick one org to give to, the Elton John AIDS Foundation funds frontline partners to prevent infections, fight stigma and provide treatment for HIV+ patients around the world as well as funding programs that others won't (like legal groups fighting to overturn HIV criminal laws and activists demanding needle exchange programs).The foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Fund seeks to mitigate the adverse effects of the pandemic on HIV+ communities by replacing face to face services with online provision, buying PPE to protect staff and patients, and delivering ART and other vital supplies. Donate now

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

EGPAF is on a mission to create a world where no mother, child or family is devastated by HIV and AIDS, and no other HIV charity has made a greater impact in the prevention, treatment, and care of at-risk women and their children. In recent years, EGPAF has expanded its outreach to deliver prevention to at-risk youth as well as scaling up efforts to diagnose infants born in nine African nations. Donate now

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