The Campbell Foundation has given a matching grant of $50,000 for HIV cure research to amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, according to a Campbell Foundation statement. The grant also is intended to inspire other donors to give, which could result in up to $100,000.

The grant will directly support the amfAR Countdown to a Cure research initiative, which was launched in February. The initiative aims to develop the scientific basis for an HIV cure by 2020 with the goal of investing $100 million over the next six years.

The Campbell Foundation also gave a $50,000 grant in 2011 to the amfAR Research Consortium on HIV Eradication (ARCHE) program, which funds collaborative teams of innovative HIV cure researchers around the world.

The Campbell Foundation is a private nonprofit organization based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It was established in 1995 from proceeds of the sale of Campbell Laboratories after the AIDS-related death of chemist Richard Campbell Zahn, who developed Herpecin-L lip balm.