Donations to support the fight against the global HIV/AIDS crisis


In the Infectious Diseases Institute clinic in Kampala, a sign welcomes those seeking treatment and care. It displays the Ugandan term mikwano gyaffe, an expression both friendship and partnership, conveying a sense of coming together in shared effort and aspiration. We seek similarly minded friends and partners – mikwano gyaffe – to join with us in an enterprise that is already having profound and lasting impact on the lives of people too long deprived of hope.

Individual Support

Our programs and services can never reach their full potential without the generous support of our partners and donors. Individual gifts at any level enable the Academic Alliance Foundation to continue our efforts to overcome the burden of infectious diseases in Africa. All gifts, large and small, are important. Please, make your tax deductible contribution now through the AAF online donation system, or mail cash, check or money order to:


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Alliance Partners


Alliance Partners provide generous annual support of AAF and its implementing partner, the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda. Alliance Partners are individuals who demonstrate their commitment to the vision and mission of AAF by contributing financial support for core programs. These individuals are the philanthropic partners of the founding Academic Alliance visionaries and together with them ensure:

  • Academic rigor in training and research
  • Quality standards in clinical treatment and prevention
  • Documentation, dissemination, and replication of lessons learned.

Membership Levels

  • $1,000 – Supporting Partner offering payday loans Lafayette LA
  • $5,000 to 24,999 – Supporting Partner
  • $25,000 to 49,999 – Sustaining Partner
  • $50,000 to 99,999 – Leadership Partner
  • $100,000 and over – Founders’ Forum

Your gift of $1,000 of will give you an opportunity to cover any expenses you wish. Your gift of $5,000 will support scholarships for African trainees to participate in rigorous academic training programs for HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases or care, treatment and prevention for those attending the clinic. An annual contribution of $25,000 would enable the IDI to hire an additional medical officer or produce and distribute continuing medical education materials to hundred of trainees. A gift of $50,000 will support a three week training module for 25 participants or cover the costs to mentor clinical scholars and medical students. $100,000 will support follow-up home visits and community outreach for a year through the mikwano gyaffe network of patient volunteers.

Your generosity in support of the work of the Academic Alliance Foundation is deeply appreciate

Corporate Giving


Many corporations throughout the world find they have a personal connection to Academic Alliance Foundation and a compelling reason to care about its programs. There are many ways in which your company can partner with AAF to address Africa’s infectious diseases research and educational needs and prepare for the anticipated challenges of tomorrow, restoring hope to children and families in Uganda and beyond.

Program and event sponsorship offer your organization a chance for its name to become linked to an important cause in the minds of your clients and customers. Company-wide fundraising and giving plans foster a sense of pride and team spirit among your employees. Please contact us to discuss other ways your organization can become a Corporate Partner.

Combined Federal Campaign

AAF is proud to be part of the Combined Federal Campaign this year, which allows federal government employees to donate to selected non-profit groups through voluntary payroll deductions. Look for AAF (#12331) in the CFC catalog that was recently distributed to all federal workers. To make a donation through this campaign, please contact your Human Resources Department or Office of Personnel Management.

Other Leadership Gifts

The Foundation also seeks other Leadership Gifts to assist in developing long-term funding for specific programs at the Infectious Diseases Institute and the Academic Alliance Foundation. Your generous gifts ensure that we are able to provide our programs, specifically the Infectious Diseases Institute, the means necessary to effectively combat the HIV/AIDS crisis in Uganda. For information on planned giving opportunities (trusts, wills, annuities, gifts of real estate with retained life estate), or to discuss other ways in which you may contribute, please contact:

Tom Sharpe
Executive Director
Ph: 703-285-5662