Campbell Foundation Ranked Among Top Funders in U.S. by FCAA

The Campbell Foundation, whose mission is to help discover a cure for HIV/AIDS through the funding of research, was recognized as a top funder by Funders Concerned About AIDS.

Pembroke Pines, FL (I-Newswire) December 19, 2013 - The Campbell Foundation in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has been ranked among the top HIV/AIDS funders in the country by Funders Concerned About AIDS.

Ranked No. 56, the Campbell Foundation dispensed more than $451,000 in grants in 2012, the year for which it was ranked.

The foundation, whose mission is to help discover a cure for HIV/AIDS through the funding of research, has provided grants for more than 130 research projects throughout the world since 1995.

The Campbell Foundation's grants have gone to pay for:

• Pediatric studies to prevent the transference of HIV from nursing mothers to newborn children
• To study how human enzymes encoded with a particular gene may play a role in anti-viral immunity
• The treatment of a stigmatizing rash seen on HIV patients
• The effects of steroids, nutrition and exercise on HIV positive males
• The use of herbs to reduce the viral load in HIV patients
• The use of acupuncture for pain relief in HIV patients
• Various novel anti-HIV medication therapies

"We are thrilled to count ourselves among the top funders in the U.S.," said Campbell Foundation Program Officer Ken Rapkin. "We are constantly striving to find new ways to raise money and awareness toward the goal of eradicating HIV/AIDS in our lifetime."

Funding from U.S.-based philanthropies totaled $467 million in 2012 and went to support an estimated 5,390 HIV/AIDS-related projects and grants, according to the FCAA.

"Funders Concerned About AIDS is pleased to highlight the Campbell Foundation's stalwart commitment to funding HIV/AIDS research," said John L. Barnes, FCAA executive director. "At a time when the only thing standing between us and realizing an AIDS-free generation is adequate resources, such commitments are invaluable."

The financial data that FCAA uses to compile its list is mostly obtained from surveys completed by funders, with supplemental review of grants databases and funders' grants lists. Data was obtained for nearly 300 organizations that are believed to represent the substantial majority of global private HIV/AIDS philanthropy. Click here to read the full report.


The Campbell Foundation was established in 1986 by the late Richard Campbell Zahn as a private, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting clinical, laboratory-based research into the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. It focuses its funding on supporting alternative, nontraditional avenues of research. In its 19th year, the Campbell Foundation has given away $9 million dollars, with about $2 million going to direct services.

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) was founded in 1987 with the mission to mobilize the philanthropic leadership, ideas and resources of U.S.-based funders to eradicate the HIV/AIDS pandemic - domestically and internationally- and to address its social and economic dimensions.

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