Mission

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS

DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS.

About DIFFA

Since 1984, DIFFA has emerged from a grassroots organization into a national Foundation. Headquartered in New York City, DIFFA has chapters in Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, San Francisco, and the Pacific Northwest and partners from the gift & home industries and other communities across the US. Working together, DIFFA’s chapters and partners have provided over $43 million to hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations nationwide.

Mobilizing the vast resources of the design industries, DIFFA has supported a broad spectrum of programs over the years. From HIV/AIDS care and treatment to education and prevention, DIFFA has been at the forefront, funding early initiatives including condom distribution and needle exchange programs. DIFFA has also taken an active role in supporting programs aimed at protecting the legal rights and security of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Combating misinformation, ignorance, and prejudice is a vital element in the fight against HIV/AIDS and DIFFA is committed to continuing its support for this important work. By combining talent, creative marketing strategies, and a national network, DIFFA has found a way to leverage the resources of the design community to improve the lives of thousands of people impacted by HIV/AIDS.

DIFFA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in New York State, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.