The Design Industries
Foundation Fighting AIDS is the oldest and one of the largest funders of
HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. Since its founding in
1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to
provide over $30 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide.
Starting with volunteers from fashion, interior design, furnishings and
architecture, supporters of DIFFA now come from every field associated with
fine design. With 15 chapters nationwide, DIFFA has also been an innovative
agent in drawing local and national corporations into the fight against the
epidemic, and enjoys tremendous support from the business community.
DIFFA grants funds to organizations which fight AIDS by providing:
- preventive education programs targeted to populations at risk of
- treatment and direct-care services for people living with AIDS
- public policy intitiatives which add resources to private sector
Drawing on the contributions of world renowned creative and corporate
leaders, DIFFA's fundraising activities are among the most celebrated in
AIDS philanthropy. Through special events and "passive royalty"
arrangements, DIFFA raises money for the battle against AIDS like no other
organization can. This unique position has enabled DIFFA to cement its
reputation for innovation by rallying diverse communities to a common