Aunt Rita’s Foundation has been pursuing since 2005 its mission to end HIV in Arizona. With our basic principle of “By the Community and For the Community” we collaborate with all Arizona HIV Service Organizations philanthropically supporting their critical services while forging unique partnerships at state and local governments, as well as private corporations. Aunt Rita’s Foundation has provided millions of dollars in grant funding in support of critical HIV prevention and treatment programs throughout Arizona.  Read more below on our annual events.

RED is the Night

September 28, 2024

RED is the Night is Aunt Rita’s elevated fundraising gala that features delicious cocktails and dinner, and entertainment to keep you dancing all night long. This year’s 6th Annual RED is the Night is coming this fall!

Your generous support for RED is the Night provides funding for our partner agencies to provide critical HIV services in Arizona. It also combats HIV stigma and creates a safer, healthier community

World AIDS Day

Picnic in the Park

Postponed Until Further Notice

Aunt Rita’s has created a new World AIDS Day event that is open to all community members, partner agency workers, and all of you who support us throughout the year.

World AIDS Day is an annual day to raise awareness for the fight against HIV, honor the loved ones lost to the epidemic, and celebrate the advances in treatment and prevention that move us closer to ending the epidemic. Aunt Rita’s Picnic in the Park brings the community together to commemorate World AIDS Day, and the breathtaking National AIDS Memorial Quilt displays can be viewed just steps away.

We invite you to join us for this special day, and more details will come in the fall!

Aids Walk Arizona & 5K Run

AIDS Walk Arizona

Spring 2025

AIDS Walk Arizona is the largest gathering in Arizona to advance the cause of HIV & AIDS funding and awareness. The event elevates awareness and raises funds through an educational and fun community-wide event. It is the flagship event of the central Arizona HIV/AIDS community, catalyzing awareness, education, and support. All proceeds are returned to Aunt Rita’s member agencies to support the vital services they provide.