AIDS Funding Collaborative Advisory Committee

Contact Information:

Julie Patterson
Director, AIDS Funding Collaborative
The Center for Community Solutions
Office: 216-781-2844 x210


Description of Board and Responsibilities:

The mission of the AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC) is to strengthen the community’s response to HIV/AIDS as a public/private partnership providing coordination, leadership, advocacy and funding in Greater Cleveland. The AFC was established in 1994 in response to a recommendation by the local Citizens’ Committee on HIV/AIDS to develop a “method of allocating and distributing community based funding from local government, health departments, and the private sector.” Since that time, the AFC has leveraged and invested nearly $13 million to support HIV/AIDS-related services, capacity building activities and prevention efforts in Greater Cleveland.


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The AFC’s governing body is comprised of representatives appointed by the AFC’s funding partners, along with community-at-large members, and representatives of designated community organizations that do not provide funding but have expertise regarding HIV/AIDS and/or funding of HIV/AIDS programs and services. All representatives have an equal vote in the AFC’s decision-making. Current funding partners are: The Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga County, The George Gund Foundation, and Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. The AIDS Clinical Trials Unit/Center for AIDS Research Clinical Core at Case Western Reserve University and the Ryan White Part A Program at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health participate in the AFC as designated organizations. The AFC is located within the offices of the Center for Community Solutions, which provides fiscal, administrative and program support. The AFC convenes multiple funders in collective grant making.


AIDS Funding Collaborative Bylaws

Enabling Legislation:


Name Term Ends Appointed By/Representation
N/A The Cleveland Foundation
Jun 30, 2025 County Executive
N/A County
Jan 1, 2023 Community-at-large
N/A The George Gund Foundation
N/A The Cleveland Foundation
N/A Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
N/A The Center for Community Solutions
Jan 1, 2023 Community-at-large
N/A City of Cleveland
Jan 1, 2023 Ryan White Part A Program
N/A Cleveland Department of Public Health
N/A The George Gund Foundation
N/A Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Jan 1, 2023 Community-at-large
Jan 1, 2024 AIDS Clinical Trials Unit


Date Title Files
11/29/2022 112922-AIDS Funding Collaborative
9/27/2022 092722-AIDS Funding Collaborative
5/31/2022 053122-AIDS Funding Collaborative

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