Giving is never a one way transaction

As the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, we cannot achieve our mission to reduce the impact of communicable diseases on vulnerable communities alone.   The Foundation has multiple partners at national and international level.  These include grantors who have invested in finding new vaccines and innovative HIV prevention solutions and global and local civil society organisations who deliver specifically needed services on the ground.


None of our work would be possible without our partners and we are delighted to acknowledge them publicly and thank them for their contribution.

Academic collaboration with national and international institutions

  • Cost effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications, Harvard Center for AIDS Research, through Professor Ken Freedburg
  • Public Health Research Institute, NY, USA
  • School of Public Health, JHU, USA
  • School of Public Health, UC, USA
  • The South African Centre for Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA) at the University of Stellenbosch
  • The HIV Resistance Response Database Initiative
  • Family Health International
  • International Epidemiological Databases to Evaluate AIDS – international cohort collaboration
  • Professor David Bangsberg and Dr Ingrid Katz, Harvard Medical School and Center for Global Health Massachusetts General Hospital
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  • Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Initiative, Wellcome/UCT
  • South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative, UCT
  • PHRU, Witwatersrand University, RSA
  • HIV AIDS VACCINES ETHICS GROUP, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • RTC, RSA
  • The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership SASHA study- PHRU, Medunsa, Walter Sisulu University, CAPRISA and Aurum
  • Stanford University, SF, USA
  • Columbia University, NY, USA
  • Human Science Research Council, RSA
  • Rochester University, NY, USA
  • University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • University of California San Francisco
  • National Agency for AIDS Research, France
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Emory University
  • John Hopkins University
  • St Georges University of London
  • Washington University
  • University of New South Wales

The DTHF partners with large research networks

  • HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN)
  • HIV Prevention Trials Networks (HPTN)
  • Microbicide Trial Network (MTN)
  • Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT network)
  • International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
  • International Partnership for Microbicides

DTHF has partnerships in place with the following businesses

  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals
  • Icon Clinical Research
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
  • MSD Pharmaceuticals
  • Parexel International
  • Pfizer Laboratories
  • ViiV Pharmaceuticals

South African Government partners

  • City of Cape Town Department of Health
  • Western Cape Provincial Department of Health
  • National Department of Health
  • National Department of Science and Technology
  • National Department of Basic Education.

Local NGO Partners

We Appreciate the Support from the Following Donors

Donors R1000 000 or more

Donors R500 000 or more

Donors R100 000 or more

Donors R20 000 or more

We appreciate the past and current support from

  • American School of London
  • Annelise Brans
  • Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Mrs Leah Tutu
  • Carl and Emily Fuchs Foundation
  • Cronulla Soccer Club, Australia
  • Douglas Murray Trust
  • EvoTec Plastics
  • Fiero Milano – Table of Peace and Unity
  • Fordham University – Dr S Freedman
  • Frans van Schalkwyk
  • Fred Meintjes
  • Freshlyground
  • G. Ewing
  • Irene Cooper
  • Klaus Tulp
  • Lewis Stores
  • Lisa Aquino
  • Maryse Barak – Time to Think consultant
  • Megan Barnes, Australia
  • Pieter-Dirk Uys
  • Pippa Dowding – Inward Bound Training & Coaching
  • Professor Gilla Kaplan
  • Professor Michael and Mrs Sandy Hayden and family
  • QSP Construction
  • Robbertze family
  • Rotary Club of Claremont
  • Sarah Townsend, UK
  • Sheil Family Kilimanjaro climb
  • Solms Delta Wine Estate
  • St Margaret’s Church, Fish Hoek
  • Tounsel family
  • UCT Class of ’79
  • Vicky Coates – Corporate and Community Trainer