Local charitable giving
The Local Charitable Giving Programme financially supports a local project each year in the host city of the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science.
The local office and partner(s) are invited to suggest organizations or programmes working on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic, that could be interesting in bidding. The request for proposal is also published on the conference website to also enable local organizations involved in the HIV response to bid.
Once the organization is selected by the IAS, delegates have the option to contribute to the programme selected through the registration process. Delegates can choose an amount to donate, by ticking a box on the registration form (5 USD, 15 USD, 25 USD or 50 USD). The funds collected and those matched by the IAS are transferred to the organization / programme after the conference.
For 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), held in Durban, South Africa, the IAS was proud to support The Gugu Dlamini Foundation, a non-for-profit organization fighting discrimination and stigma towards people living with HIV and AIDS.
The AIDS 2016 Local Charitable Giving Programme raised 10,630 USD thanks to the generous contribution of 935 delegates. The IAS then matched the donations dollar for dollar, therefore a total of 21,260 USD was donated to the The Gugu Dlamini Foundation