Wake Forest University School of Divinity is seeking applications to fund Organizational Resiliency activities that focus on infrastructure development and coalition and network building between faith communities and non-traditional partners.
Faith Organizational Resiliency Grants will provide resources for faith-based organizations and/or nonprofit organizations to develop and scale programs and initiatives or conduct research to enhance communications, trauma informed care, health ministries, and other programs that promote positive and transformative faith and health outcomes throughout the Southern region of the United States, specifically in the area of HIV.
- Awards are up to $100,000. The amount of your request should reflect the scope of your project and related expenses.
- Duration: 12 month programs
Example of funded activities in this focus area might include:
- Focus groups, online surveys, or other formative research with PLHIV, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or those providing social or emotional support to people affected by HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on faith-based approaches to engaging these groups (conducted on a statewide or national level);
- Formalizing an existing program that has been well-received in state or national faith based organizations and communities;
- Trainings for faith leaders and lay audiences in faith communities to build their capacity to develop content and/or facilitate the intervention on a statewide or national level
- Develop an app or other online intervention to enhance faith leader training and sustainable programming on a statewide or national level
- Establishing partnerships across interfaith, medical, and/or academic sectors on a statewide or national level
- Expanding existing partnerships across interfaith (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, traditional African spirituality, etc.) perspectives and/or medical and academic sectors on a statewide or national level
- Bridging HIV, faith and advocacy work in local, state, or national legislatures
- Addressing inequities in housing, economic justice, food insecurity as it overlaps with HIV and faith
- Faith leader care (mental health, bereavement, burn out) and ministering to people living with HIV on a statewide or national level
- Programs to engage Black women on stigma, HIV prevention and/or HIV treatment
- Currently, 501(c)(3) organizations (or organizations with a fiscal sponsor) operating in any of the twelve (12) Deep South states (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX) are eligible to apply for support of programs focused on participants in said states. Individuals are not eligible for grant awards.
- Each Coordinating Center requires funded partners to participate in extensive, required training opportunities and deliverables in addition to the proposed project, which may overextend small organizations.
- Medications or purchasing of medications
- Direct medical expenses, including lab expenses
- Existing deficits of organization
- Biomedical research or clinical trials
- Projects that directly influence or advance Gilead’s business, including purchase, utilization, prescribing, formulary position, pricing, reimbursement, referral, recommendation or payment for products
- Individuals, individual health care providers, or physical group practices
- Events or programs that have already occurred
- Government lobbying activities
For more information, visit Wake Forest University School of Divinity.