Global AIDS Fund
Since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began, AIDS has killed a total of 21.8 million people - almost three times the population of Switzerland. In 2005 alone, a total of 3.1 million people died of HIV/AIDS-related causes. Sub-Saharan Africa is by far the worst affected region in the world. An estimated 25.3 million Africans were living with HIV at the end of 2000. By that time, a further 17 million had already died of AIDS - over three times the number of AIDS deaths in the rest of the world.
By the end of 2005, 40.3 million people were living with HIV/AIDS, including 17.5 million women and 2.3 million children under the age of 15. World-wide, only one in ten persons infected with HIV has been tested and knows his/her HIV status.
Individuals and churches can designate contributions to the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (Advance #982345) by sending their gifts directly through their church treasurer, who will forward the funds to the conference treasurer.
2009 GLOBAL AIDS FUND GRANT REQUEST
Deadline for Submission: July 31, 2009
These grants support HIV/AIDS-related ministries of the local church, districts, and Conference boards and agencies of the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. All recipients of grants from the fund must be connected to The United Methodist Church in the Virginia Annual Conference and provide a service to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families/care givers. The grants are funded through the portion of donations given to the Global AIDS Fund retained by the Annual Conference for local use.
The application should propose work in one or more of the following types of activities:
• Promoting HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention by education and information
• Behavior modification
• Voluntary testing and counseling
• Treatment of persons with AIDS
• Home Based Care
• Care of orphans and vulnerable children
Web Site Links for Resources and Statistics
For the latest statistics on the Global HIV/AIDS epidemic, visit:
The Global Health Council website at http://globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=227
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs http://www.irinnews.org/webspecials/hiv_aids/fs_statistics.asp
For United Methodist resources:
From the General Board of Global Ministries at http://new.gbgm-umc.org/work/health/aids/
HIV/AIDS ministries at http://gbgm-umc.org/health/aids/
Worship and devotional resources at http://new.gbgm-umc.org/resources/worship/aids/
From the General Board of Church and Society at http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=frLJK2PKLqF&b=3631781&ct=3956199Global AIDS Fund Documents
2009 Global AIDS Funding Application (pdf)
2009 Global AIDS Funding Application (word)