Our Mission

DIFFA Chicago champions the fight to end HIV/AIDS through building awareness, supporting prevention efforts, and the pursuit of a cure.

We support programs and ideas that reflect unique or innovative approaches to controlling and ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic; projects which incorporate strategic collaboration between agencies or provide treatment, direct services, preventive education/advocacy programs and outreach.

DIFFA Chicago serves a broad range of organizations and communities, including At-risk Youth, MSM/Men of Color, and the LGBTQ community living in poverty due to unemployment and homelessness.

The DIFFA Chicago grant philosophy is to address the most pressing community needs, closing the gap left by insufficient and declining government funding.

DIFFA Chicago Excellence in Care 2023 Grant Recipients:

Bonaventure House

Care2Prevent at UChicago

Chicago House

Children’s Place

Legal Council for Health Justice

Mother And Child Alliance

HIV/AIDS Research and Clinical Studies Fellowship Northwestern Medicine

South Shore Help Center

Test Positive Aware Network

Youth Outlook