How We Do It

DIFFA Chicago raises awareness for HIV/AIDS through annual design events, media & digital outreach, fundraising, and local partnerships.

Through these events and activities, DIFFA Chicago raises funds which make up the unrestricted grants we award to non-profit organizations within Chicago and the Chicagoland area; organizations providing direct care and services to those living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS.

We keep our efforts front and center by sharing the stories of our grantees at our events, on our website and on social media.

We host 3 major fundraising events each year:

2024 DIFFA through the Decades

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Lip Sync For Life

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Art for Life Chicago

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DIFFA/Chicago is one of the few AIDS organizations that grants unrestricted funds to HIV/AIDS service agencies in our community, providing for flexible spending in direct care and education programs.

A donation to DIFFA/Chicago ensures that grant money goes to organizations where it can make the most impact for those living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS.

Our Grants Committee members personally review HIV/AIDS service agencies, judge fiscal responsibility, and measure program effectiveness on behalf of our donors.