Campbell Foundation Helps amfAR Secure $200,000 for Cure Research
amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative received a major boost this fall thanks to a generous grant from the Campbell Foundation, which offered to match individual contributions dollar for dollar up to $50,000 during September and October. amfAR donors responded enthusiastically, with individual gifts totaling nearly $150,000. This means that the Campbell Foundation’s initial investment has yielded nearly $200,000 for our cure-focused research grants—enough to put a research team to work for two years.
The Campbell Foundation, a longtime HIV/AIDS research funder based in Florida, chose to support Countdown to a Cure in order to maintain the exciting momentum toward a cure that has energized the field in recent years. Launched earlier this year, Countdown to a Cure is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure for HIV by 2020. Over the past three decades, amfAR-funded research has led to numerous breakthroughs that have saved lives and helped us identify the final remaining obstacles standing between us and a cure for HIV.
Now, by ramping up our investments in cutting-edge cure research, we are working to target and overcome these roadblocks, to achieve our ultimate goal of ending the epidemic in our lifetime. Contributions from our dedicated supporters—including the Campbell Foundation and the many individual donors who stepped up to give to the campaign—remain essential to this effort.
A leading funder of HIV/AIDS research since its founding in 1995 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn, the Campbell Foundation is a key amfAR partner, sharing our commitment to innovation and our willingness to support novel ideas.