Consider why your organization should support the new, statewide Colorado AIDS Project.
The state of Colorado has a history of being proactive in the fight against HIV/AIDS. It is that heritage that led four regional ASOs across the state – CAP in Denver, NCAP, S-CAP and WestCAP – to gather in 2006 and ask the questions, “What would happen if federal funding for the fight against HIV/AIDS dried up? How would we continue the critical work we do?”
The answer sparked a multiyear conversation that, on October 1, 2011, delivered an end result that was exactly the right move at the right time for individuals living with or at risk of HIV: the new, statewide Colorado AIDS Project. The purpose of the merger was to discover efficiencies, improve services, and leverage funding so we may have greater and more sustainable impact. It was a strategic, statewide response to a rapidly evolving need, our community’s insulation against unknown future federal and state mandates and unpredicted changes in funding. The new, statewide Colorado AIDS Project is situated to serve, no matter what the future holds.
And we will speak with one unified voice, a voice that we believe national funders, lawmakers, and influencers will hear and respond to. Their response will have a large impact on individuals living with, or at risk of, HIV.
To bring this vision to life, we need the help of generous corporate and charitable foundations and other institutional funders, as well as individual donors – ones that are serious about impact on public health. Our goal is to both solidify relationships with our long-standing funding partners, and forge new relationships with new funders that seek opportunities to make the highest possible impact on reducing the suffering and stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and curbing the transmission of the disease.
Thank you for your consideration.