Deadline: 8 July 2019
AIDS United has announced the opportunity for grant support of up to $100,000 through the Southern HIV Impact Fund.
The Southern HIV Impact Fund (the Southern Fund) supports organizations across intersecting movements to enhance and coordinate HIV prevention, care and support services, and advocacy and movement-building across the South.
The Southern Fund resources organizations that center trans-identified and gender non-conforming persons; Black and Latinx gay, bisexual, and queer men; other people of color; people who experience oppressive policing and mass incarceration; and reproductive justice for women of color and gay and bisexual men. AIDS United and the funding collaborative believe that the lives of people living with, or at risk of HIV cannot be siloed into one issue area and therefore, organizations are expected to demonstrate how their work intersects with racial and gender justice.
The goals of the Southern HIV Impact Fund are to:
- Increase collaborative efforts across the U.S. South to end HIV and reduce health disparities;
- Catalyze a demonstrable increase in leadership in the U.S. South that is more reflective of the regional HIV epidemic, while also providing support to current leaders; and
- Increase resources to the South, both through technical assistance and grant making.
The Southern HIV Impact Fund offers grant support under two categories:
- General Operating Support
- Project-Specific Support
To be eligible for funding through the Southern HIV Impact Fund, the following criteria must be met.
- Geographic Location – Applicants must have a staff member who is based in and who also provides services or focuses their work specifically in one of nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
- 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 AIDS United before final grant decisions are made. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.
- Financial Stability – Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable prior to submission of the funding application. These funds are not intended to serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
- Funding Priorities – Proposed efforts focused on 1) HIV Prevention and Service Provision and/or 2) HIV Focused Political and Social Action
- Grant Period – Applicants must be able to utilize funds within a 12-month period beginning December 1, 2019 and ending November 30, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit their Letters of Intent (LOIs) online via given website.
For more information, please visit http://southernfund.org/join-the-effort/loi/