Through Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), ViiV Healthcare supports community-led efforts to increase engagement in prevention and care, address stigma and build trust in HIV care among communities most disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS.
- Expand networks and safe spaces for people living with and vulnerable to HIV. For example:
- Formal and informal networks of people and/or organizations that share information, build leadership, provide support and address critical gaps in HIV prevention and care
- Alliances, coalitions and spaces that support individuals and/or groups to come together from different places and across key populations
- HIV-related outreach events that reach families, families of choice, allies and friends
- Enhance resources to linkage and re-linkage to prevention, treatment and care services in places where essential needs are being met and coordinated efforts are pivotal. For example:
- Increased navigation services that expand access to education, prevention and care at the intersection of HIV and prisons, substance use, sex work, housing, food security and mental health
- Training and leadership development for peer and non-peer navigators, case managers and program staff to address critical gaps, collaborate and meet the needs of those they serve
- Fuel advocacy that expands affirming care and changes the dynamics that drive HIV disparities. For example:
- Partnerships, coalitions, organizing and plans that can expand access at the intersection of HIV and mental health, housing, economic empowerment and substance use
- Community-led feedback loops, cultural humility training and advocacy to expand affirming care
- Arts, culture, outreach and narrative change efforts that amplify the voices of people living with HIV, address stigma and share critical prevention and care information
Organizations can request between $10,000 – $250,000 per year, for up to three years.
- Individual projects, executed by one organization, are eligible for grants up to $150,0000 per year.
- Proposed projects that include formal partnerships and collaborative ideas are eligible for grants of up to $250,000 per eligible organization/per collaboration.
- Chicago-based organizations working to disrupt disparities existing in HIV services are eligible to apply for grants.
- At minimum, eligible nonprofit organizations must meet all of the following criteria, and/or engage a Fiscal Sponsor that meets all of the following criteria:
- Be a 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-designated nonprofit organization;
- Be located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico;
- Provide programs and support primarily to those persons or communities impacted by or affected by HIV in the U.S.;
- Received no more than 25% of your total operating budget (total annual revenue) in 2020 from ViiV Healthcare and anticipate the same for 2021;
- Organizations applying for the grant must be the same organization receiving the funds and must be responsible for the implementation and management of the project.
For more information, visit https://viivhealthcare.com/en-us/positive-action-community-grants/