From 1988 to 2018, DIFFA/KC, in conjunction with HACAP, raised over $5 million to arrest the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kansas City.

Board Members

National Headquarters
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS
16 West 32nd Street STE 402

New York, NY 10001

PHONE: 212-727-3100

FAX: 212-727-2574
EMAIL: info@diffa.org



DIFFA KC supports the prevention of HIV and AIDS by funding education and awareness programs in Greater Kansas City.


We seek to arrest the spread of HIV in our community.


Creativity is our core asset; we seek the strongest and broadest possible connections to creative people in our area.

We believe DIFFA KC’s key strength is the dedication and drive of its board members and other volunteers. We seek to preserve and extend this strength by ensuring a supportive and inclusive sociable environment.

Effective and efficient financial stewardship
We are obligated to expend the resources of our supporters in the most responsible and powerful ways possible.

Gestalt: The whole is more than the sum of its parts
We value each individual’s skills and capacities and recognize that collectively we accomplish our goals.

Raising Funds for Prevention

Founded in 1988, DIFFA KC brought together volunteers from the local design community representing the fields of interior design, graphic communications, architecture, fashion and more to raise funds to support the prevention of HIV/AIDS in our community. DIFFA is grateful for the generous support of these volunteers and for the participation of individuals from a wide range of businesses and professions across the metro area.

Awarding Grants In Kansas City

Since 1991, DIFFA KC was the largest single contributor each year to the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership, combining its resources with other local funders to achieve maximum impact in the fight against AIDS.

DIFFA KC’s commitment has helped the Partnership distribute grants over $5 million to AIDS causes in Kansas City. Working directly with the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership, DIFFA KC identifies area programs that fulfill the organization’s mission of education and prevention – the only means we have now to eliminate this disease. Based on the program’s specific plans and needs, the Partnership awards grant money where it will be most effective in helping people in Kansas City at the greatest risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. Learn More