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Today, approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, with one in seven unaware of their infected status.

Source: CDC

Uniting Our Industry. Improving Lives.

Gift for Life is the industry’s charitable organization founded in 1992 to fight HIV/AIDS. Through cause marketing partnerships, special events across the U.S. and direct donations we have raised more than $5 million for treatment, prevention, education and advocacy.

Our charity partner, DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) – one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S. – is working toward an AIDS-free generation. Since its founding in 1984, DIFFA has mobilized the immense resources of the design communities to provide more than $44 million to hundreds of AIDS organizations nationwide.

DIFFA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in New York State, and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Each year, Gift for Life hosts events throughout the U.S. benefitting the DIFFA’s grantmaking to fight HIV/AIDS. In 2019, with Gift for Life’s help, DIFFA National awarded grants to 22 organizations providing HIV/AIDS service and education programs nationwide nationwide.

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Powerful momentum is now building towards a new narrative on HIV treatment and a new, final, ambitious, but achievable target: By 2020,

  • 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status
  • 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy
  • 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression

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