DIFFA/Kansas City, a Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership benefiting HIV & AIDS Prevention Education Programs right here in Kansas City

Each year DIFFA KC mobilizes the talents of design professionals to raise money to support the prevention of HIV and AIDS in our community. Proceeds from special events are distributed in grants to local nonprofit agencies providing HIV prevention education and awareness programs. Since 1992, DIFFA has pooled its financial resources with other local and national funders and awarded grants as part of the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership (HACAP). Working directly with the HACAP, DIFFA KC identifies area programs that fulfill the organization’s mission of education and prevention.


In 2017, HACAP gave a little more to a select few grantee recipients, supporting:


These Kansas City area programs are benefiting in 2013-14:

Local agencies receiving funds in the 2012-13 grant year are:

  • Artists Helping the Homeless
  • Benilde Hall
  • Calvary Community Outreach Services
  • The Coterie Theatre
  • Douglas County AIDS Project
  • Guadalupe Centers, Inc
  • Health Partnership Clinic of Johnson County
  • Kansas City CARE Clinic
  • reStart
  • Truman Medical Center

DIFFA/Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership Grants 2010-2011, awarded for HIV prevention/education or community capacity building programs:

  • Benilde Hall 
  • Good Samaritan Project 
  • Comprehensive Mental Health Center 
  • Calvary Outreach Prevention 
  • Calvary Outreach Treatment 
  • Guadalupe  
  • Truman Medical Center 
  • Kansas City Free Health Clinic (2 grants)
  • Cabot Westside Clinic  
  • Wyandotte Mental Health Center 

To date this collaborative grant making program has distributed more than $4.4 million to HIV/AIDS programs in greater Kansas City. Just some of the recipients since 1991 include these organizations.

  • Ad Hoc Group Against Crime
  • AIDS Council
  • African American AIDS Project
  • African Chamber of Commerce
  • American Red Cross, Wyandotte County
  • Associated Youth Services/TLC
  • Benilde Hall
  • Beyond the Conviction
  • Black Healthcare Coalition
  • Cabot Westside Health Clinic
  • Calvary Community Outreach Services
  • Calvary Temple Baptist Church (Tech. Asst.)
  • Catholic Charities
  • Catholic Community Services
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Community Healthy & Education Services
  • Comprehensive Mental health
  • Community Service Center
  • Coterie Theater
  • DeLaSalle Education Center
  • Douglas Coutny AIDS Project
  • El Centro / Hispanic AIDS
  • Gay and Lesbian Services Network
  • Good Samaritan Project
  • Guadalupe Center
  • Guadalupe Center / Native American Health
  • Harvest America Corporation
  • Healthy Living Project
  • Heartland AIDS Resource Council
  • Hogan Academy
  • Hope Care center
  • Hospice Care of VNA
  • Jewish Vocational Services
  • Kansas City AIDS Consortium
  • Kansas City Free Health Clinic
  • Kansas City Hospice
  • Kansas Multicultural Drug / Alcohol Treatment Center
  • KC Neighborhood Alliance
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • Marillac Center
  • Mattie Rhodes Memorial Society / Passages
  • Midwest bioethics Center
  • Native American Health & AIDS Coalition
  • Pan-Educational Institute
  • Prevention Conference
  • Program Evaluation
  • reStart, Inc
  • Richard Cabot
  • SafeHaven
  • Samuel U. Rodgers Community Health Center
  • SAVE, Inc
  • Somali Foundation
  • Southwest Boulevard Family Health Clinic
  • Swope Parkway Health Center
  • Synergy Services, Inc
  • Trinity Lutheran Hospital Foundation
  • Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Truman Medical Center Charitable Foundation
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Visiting Nurses Association
  • Westport Cooperative Services / Passages
  • Women & AIDS Conference
  • The Wyandot Center
  • YouthNet
  • YWCA of Kansas City, Kansas