Global AIDS Fund


Our call as Christians

Worldwide, the AIDS epidemic is wiping out entire communities/cultures of people. Of the 40 million people infected around the world, more than 30 million have no access to medicine to treat the virus. 

The United Methodist Social Principles on HIV and AIDS.

  • In 2018, there were 20.6 million people with HIV (57%) in eastern and southern Africa, 5.0 million (13%) in western and central Africa, 5.9 million (16%) in Asia and the Pacific, and 2.2 million (6%) in Western and Central Europe and North America. Read more from
  • 76% of counties in Kansas have been affected by AIDS. Read more from Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
  • In 2017 there were 88 new HIV infections diagnosed in Nebraska residents. Read more from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Read this fact sheet from UMC Justice.


The Great Plains AIDS Ambassadors Leadership Team has recommended that $1,000 of the conference UMGAF be allotted for scholarships each calendar year. 

Scholarship funds will be available to Conference AIDS Ambassadors to attend the National UMGAF Conference held biannually, the International UMGAF Conference or other pertinent HIV AIDS workshops or conferences.

View guidelines.

Working for an AIDS-Free World Grant

Local United Methodist churches in Nebraska and Kansas have an opportunity to apply for the grant "Working for an AIDS-Free World Grant." The grant is funded by the 25 percent of the Global AIDS Fund offering that stays in our Conference for local AIDS projects.

NOTE: Grants are due each year on Jan. 31; the Great Plains UM Global AIDS Fund Task Force decides how the grant(s) is awarded. See the application form below for more information. Also, see the SMART Goals form below to aid in your filling out of your application.