The Local Charitable Giving Programme

The Local Charitable Giving Programme financially supports a local project each year in the city that is hosting the International AIDS Conference or the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

Conference delegates have the option to contribute to the programme through the registration process. They can choose an amount to donate by ticking a box on the registration form (USD 5, USD 15, USD 25 or USD 50). The funds collected are transferred to the organization or programme after the conference.

For each conference, a request for proposal is published on the conference website to enable interested local organizations or programmes working on the frontlines of the HIV epidemic to bid, and local partner(s) are invited to suggest organizations that could be interesting in bidding.

For AIDS 2020, the AIDS 2020 Local Charitable Giving Programme raised USD 4,695 thanks to delegates’ generous contributions. The IAS matched this amount dollar for dollar, which meant that the programme donated a total of USD 9,390 to the Native American Health Center.