The M.A.C. AIDS Fund
At A Glance
The M.A.C. AIDS Fund
(formerly The M.A.C. Global Foundation)
130 Prince St., 2th Fl.
New York City, NY United States 10012-3101
Telephone: (212) 965-6300
Type of Grantmaker
(yr. ended 2015-06-30)
Total giving: $24,741,839
Established in 2000 in NY - Established by M.A.C. Cosmetics, the fund supports men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Introducing its first VIVA GLAM lipstick that same year, the fund decided that every cent of the selling price of the VIVA GLAM lipsticks would go to the M.A.C. AIDS Fund. With a total of four VIVA GLAM lipsticks now sold worldwide, and through the annual Kids Helping Kids Card Program, M.A.C. Cosmetics has provided over $90 million (US) to date for the M.A.C. AIDS Fund.
Purpose and Activities
The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:
Affiliate Community Grants
The program supports non-profit organizations in countries where M*A*C VIVA GLAN is sold. These grants support direct services and programs that address the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS as well as HIV prevention. Services eligible for funding under this program include but are not limited to food and nutrition, transportation assistance, support services for families, prevention and education, treatment adherence and housing. It supports the direct services most needed in a particular community based on HIV/AIDS prevalence and the availability of other public or private funding sources. The application is available online. Applying organizations must first complete an eligibility quiz and eligible organizations may only submit one application per year to this program. See foundation web site a list eligible countries in Asia Pacific and Europe/Africa/Middle East.
Canada Community Grants
The program addresses the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting Canadian nonprofit organizations that provide vital direct services to individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The goal is to support programs and services that enable individuals to live as independently as possible and to allow a high quality of life. Programs eligible for funding under the program include, but are not limited to, food and nutrition, transportation assistance, prevention and education, treatment adherence, buddy services and transitional housing. It supports the direct services most needed in a particular community based on the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and the availability of other public or private funding sources. There are two application deadlines per year and eligible organizations may only apply for one each year. The maximum grant request is CAD $50,000. Organizations that receive a Community Grant may still be eligible to apply for a Special Initiative Grant.
The program supports the important and transformative work of local and national organizations that operate syringe exchange programs and lead advocacy efforts to secure diverse sources of funding for these life-saving programs.
HIV and Aging
The program supports collaborations among ACRIA, Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC), Griot Circle and SAGE. Their work includes the creation of a bold, first-of-its-kind HIV social marketing campaign on prevention targeting older adults as well as a ground-breaking training program that informs New York City senior-serving organizations about the expansive and unique direct services needs of people living with HIV and present HIV prevention messages in age-appropriate language.
Kids Helping Kids
The program sends imaginative art supply kits to children ages 3 to 15 affected by HIV/AIDS to design artwork for holiday cards, tags and bags to help other affected children around the world. The items are sold at M*A*C counters worldwide during November and December. Proceeds are donated to a pre-selected organization for a program focusing on HIV/AIDS and children.
United States Grant
The program addresses the connection between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting U.S. based nonprofit organizations that provide nutrition and housing services to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. There are two application deadlines per year for the program: one for food/nutrition and one for housing. Eligible organizations may only apply for one each year.
Fields of Interest
- Communicable disease control
- Diseases and conditions
- Food aid
- Human services
- Immune system diseases
- International relations
- Public health
- Economically disadvantaged people
- Low-income and poor people
- People with diseases and illnesses
- People with HIV/AIDS
Year ended 2015-06-30
Assets: $21,751,071 (market value)
Total giving: $24,741,839
Qualifying distributions: $26,826,173
Giving activities include:
$24,741,839 for 277 grants (high: $5,274,124; low: $500)