Council for Fashion & Social Change
Social Impact Through Collaboration


Foundation for AIDS Research


With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs.  Through its $100 million Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, amfAR aims to develop the scientific basis for a cure by 2020.


AmfAR’s TREAT Asia program is a network of clinics, hospitals, and research institutions working with civil society to ensure the safe and effective delivery of HIV/AIDS treatments throughout Asia and the Pacific. TREAT Asia has become a model for regional collaboration on treatment preparedness, education, training, and clinical research.

The GMT Initiative strives to reduce worldwide rates of HIV infection among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively, GMT) in developing countries by providing small grants to grassroots groups that help expand HIV education and prevention. The GMT Initiative also works to build understanding and awareness of HIV epidemics among GMT, and advocates for effective policies and increased funding.


Since 1985, amfAR has invested $450 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.