AIDS United, with continued funding from Gilead Sciences, Inc., is pleased to announce the opportunity for unrestricted grant support through the People Organizing Positively (POP) initiative.
The goals of POP are to:
- Support organizations that embrace the principles of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV.
- Increase leadership capacity of people living with HIV.
- Support grassroots activities that involve the leadership of PLHIV.
- Strengthen the organizational practices that embody and operationalize MIPA values.
- This year, against the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic, AIDS United will be providing 10 grants of $35,000 that will be unrestricted funds. This support is for organizations serving and advocating for people living with HIV, which demonstrate organizational dedication to the leadership development of people living with HIV, and grounded in the principles of meaningful involvement of people living with HIV (MIPA).
Regional, community and faith-based organizations, including but not limited to AIDS service organizations, federally qualified health centers and/or established networks of people living with HIV are invited to apply as long as they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Representation of people living with HIV is REQUIRED – Organizations that cannot or do not demonstrate PLHIV in the representation table will NOT be considered.
- Budget Parameters –Organizations submitting an LOI for POP should have an annual budget that does not exceed $2,000,000.
- Documented Non-Profit Status– Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service with proper 501(c)3 status. Only organizations located in the United States or the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may apply. Organizations that do not hold 501(c)3 status must have an already established relationship with a fiscal sponsor, holding such status, in order to apply.
- Organizational Viability– Organizations should be viable with or without the grant. These funds are not intended to help start new organizations or serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
- All invited organizations must demonstrate how they:
- increase grassroots mobilization of people living with HIV;
- identify and develop leaders living with HIV;
- increase organizational meaningful involvement of people living with HIV.
- Grassroots mobilization examples include: local, state, or national advocacy campaigns led by people living with HIV to address HIV-related issues
- Developing leaders living with HIV includes: identifying a cohort of people living with HIV, supporting them as they identify skills sets, seek training opportunities and continue to develop their leadership. This might result in seats on planning councils, community boards of directors, staff positions, or elected office.
- Meaningful Involvement of people living with HIV at the organizational level includes: an organizational commitment to mentor board members living with HIV, ensure internships or staff positions for people living with HIV, or to create a network of people living with HIV with measurable organizational impact.
For more information, visit https://www.aidsunited.org/Funding-Opportunities/People-Organizing-Positively.aspx