Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF): Addressing HIV-Related Needs of Transgender People & Black Gay

Deadline: 30 June 2018

The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) has announced an open request for proposals (RFP) for projects that focus on addressing the HIV-related needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, SGL Men. The goals of this new initiative are:

  • Improved HIV health and quality of life for Black men who are gay or bisexual, and
  • Improved HIV health and quality of life for transgender people.

Priority Areas

EJAF will fund organizations working toward one or more of the following goals:

  • Wellness: Improving the health of people living with HIV or at risk or affected by HIV
  • Rights: Upholding the rights of people living with and affected by HIV
  • Quality Of Life: Addressing the social and economic needs of people living with and affected by HIV
  • Resilience: Strengthening the skills and strategies of organizations and activists addressing HIV.

Funding Information

  • First time applicants should apply for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 in the first year.
  • EJAF will also consider requests up to $300,000 from organizations with a national focus or working in multiple countries and have a proven ability to implement large scale programs.

Activities

  • Led by and based in the communities being served;
  • Advocating for improved industry and government health policies and funding;
  • Piloting or scaling up innovative programs to promote health and rights;
  • Demonstrating a history of activism, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic; and
  • Grounded in evidence about where and among whom HIV infections are happening, and evidence about the best interventions to help people avoid infection or, if HIV-positive, to live healthy lives.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations led by and based in communities of Black gay and bisexual men and/or transgender people. This includes representation of affected communities on organizational Boards, Executive Staff, and implementing staff and the participation of affected community members in the development and implementation of proposed activities.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated history of activism, advocacy, community organizing, service delivery, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic.
  • Applicants’ strategies should either be grounded in evidence-based interventions or be willing to replicate best practices to promote health and wellbeing of identified communities.
  • Only applications that meet the following eligibility requirements will be considered for funding:
    • Geographic Location: Applicants must be based and perform their work in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, or Latin America.
    • Non-Profit Status: Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with proper 501(c)(3) status. Appropriate verification of this federal status will be undertaken by EJAF before final grant decisions are made. Alternatively, organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor with such status to apply.
    • Financial Stability: Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable prior to submission of the funding application. These funds are not intended to help start new organizations or serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
    • Grant Period: Applicants must be able to utilize funds within a 12-month period beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 30, 2018
  • In addition, EJAF encourages applicants to meet the following criteria, which will strengthen  their potential for receiving funds:
    • Applicant organizations or networks should be led by and based in the communities being served. This includes representation of affected communities on organizational Boards, Executive Staff, and implementing staff and the participation of affected community members in the development and implementation of proposed activities.
    • Applicants should have a demonstrated history of activism, advocacy, community organizing, service delivery, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic.
    • Applicants’ strategies should either be grounded in evidence-based interventions or be willing to replicate best practices to promote health and wellbeing of identified communities.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Elton John AIDS Foundation.

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