Grants for HIV / AIDS
Grants for HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and treatment programs.
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Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund
AIDS United relaunched our Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund (formerly the HIV Disaster Relief Fund), which was established to help meet the immediate and urgent needs of people living with and at risk for HIV in regions affected by urgent crises like earthquakes and hurricanes, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund supports access to HIV care, housing, food and much more.
Through the Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund, AIDS United has provided more than $200,000 in grants of up to $15,000 to help organizations address the community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continuing to add resources from donations from both individual donors and our philanthropic partners.
As new resources come in, AIDS United will make funds available to assist in meeting the needs of organizations serving people living with and at risk for HIV and AIDS, and that are experiencing challenges meeting their community’s needs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Coca-Cola Company
The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work.
At The Coca-Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, we have committed ourselves to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business. Our community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on areas where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: women, water and the environment, education and community well-being.
Protecting the Environment
In addition, the Foundation supports many local community programs such as arts and culture, community and economic development programs in the United States, as well as HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness programs in Africa and Latin America.
Our community commitment is shared across The Coca-Cola system. When natural disasters strike, The Coca-Cola Foundation and the entire Coca-Cola system respond to offer emergency relief. Through the Coca-Cola Matching Gifts Program, eligible employees make personal contributions to qualified organizations and The Coca-Cola Foundation matches those contributions on a 2-for-1 basis.
Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
NOTE: There are no formal application deadlines. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees reviews all applications at its quarterly meetings. Applicants should be prepared to wait several weeks or months for a decision.
Robert Mapplethorpe established the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation on May 27, 1988, the year before his death, to protect his work, to advance his creative vision and to promote the causes he cared about. Serving as the first president of its board of trustees, he established two mandates: to promote photography as an art form in order to achieve its recognition and respect at the same level as painting and sculpture; and to support HIV/AIDS medical research. In keeping with Mapplethorpe's wishes, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation continues to support photography programming at both major museums as well as small institutions for exhibitions, acquisitions, and publications.
In 1993, the Foundation provided an historic gift to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to create the named Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery and to inaugurate the Guggenheim Museum's photography program. In addition to its financial component, the Foundation made a gift of more than 200 of the artist’s works, selected by the Museum.
The Foundation subsequently awarded three major gifts supporting photography programs which resulted in galleries or facilities permanently named for Robert Mapplethorpe—at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and the National Portrait Gallery, part of the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh. In addition to the Guggenheim Museum, significant public collections of Mapplethorpe’s work may be found in the Artist Rooms Collection jointly owned by the Tate Modern, London and the National Galleries of Scotland; at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Hessel Museum of Art; and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.
In 2011, the Mapplethorpe Foundation donated its archive to the Getty Research Institute and gave an encyclopedic collection of artworks to the J. Paul Getty Museum in partnership with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. This gift established a comprehensive archive and collection available to scholars.
In its early years, the Foundation prioritized its focus on HIV and AIDS medical research. It created important medical facilities and programs, including the Robert Mapplethorpe Laboratory for AIDS Research at Harvard Medical School in Boston, the Robert Mapplethorpe Residential Treatment Facility at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Center for HIV Research at St. Vincent's Hospital, New York. The Foundation provided substantial financial support to the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). The Foundation continues to support research initiatives and has provided funds to amfAR, distinguished institutions such as the Rockefeller University, and community-based experimental treatment organizations, including the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA).
The Foundation is dedicated to protecting and expanding Mapplethorpe’s artistic legacy by encouraging museum exhibitions internationally. It publishes books and places his artworks from its considerable inventory in important public and private collections around the world.
As the beneficiary of Robert Mapplethorpe’s Estate, the Foundation has made contributions in the form of artworks or gifts of money to qualifying applicants. In the appropriate circumstance, the Foundation will also assist independent curators in developing interesting photography exhibitions.
NOTE: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals by July 7, 2022. For those requesting support for special events, proposals must be received at least six weeks prior to the scheduled event.
Positive Action Community Grants
ViiV Healthcare was established to take an innovative approach to the challenge of HIV—and we do. It’s who we are. An innovative approach means we go beyond developing new medicines—we know it takes more to end the epidemic.
Through a combination of community-focused approaches that include deep listening, grantmaking, community engagement, shared learning, and cultural arts programs, we ensure that the voices of the HIV community inform everything we do.
Our approach to giving has always been about more than money. We Listen. Seeking insights and understanding to foster collaboration and action. We Activate new initiatives and fund community projects where there are the greatest disparities, while connecting individuals and organizations to strengthen networks and services. We Amplify. Sharing insights to illuminate bright spots and drive community solutions. We Sustain. Strengthening leaders, organizations, and communities to build and expand on the momentum of effective work. Through this approach we focus our funding and collaborations on community organizations that are prioritizing work in three key focus areas:
Strengthen supportive networks for people living with an impacted by HIV and those who serve them
Linkage & Engagement
Support navigation and programs that help link, re-link, and engage people in HIV prevention, treatment, and care
Amplify the efforts of people living with and impacted by HIV to advocate for themselves, strengthen leadership, insights, and culture activities that reduce stigma, and fuel community responses.
ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants (PACG) initiative is currently requesting proposals to support:
- The health and well-being of people living with HIV through innovative, community-led solutions that address disparities in the epidemic, and;
- Strong prevention infrastructure for communities of color, fueling new ways to reach and engage people in HIV prevention, shift the narrative around risk, and fuel networks that help disrupt disparities in HIV prevention.
Organizations applying to Positive Action Community Grants may request funding in the following three categories:
- General operating support for core support and mission-driven community-based work.
- Special events sponsorships for conferences and events that foster networks, create awareness, and amplify the voices of people living with HIV and AIDS.
- Project support for organizations implementing innovative projects within ViiV Healthcare’s focus areas: linkage to care, networks of support, and advocacy. ViiV Healthcare is particularly interested in efforts that operate at the intersection of HIV, stigma, and other social determinants of health in the following ways:
- Expanding harm reduction services and advocacy to successfully engage people who use drugs in care, and support their families and communities;
- The decriminalization of HIV at the local and national level;
- Increasing access to quality and culturally responsive sexual health education;
- Activating arts and culture as a tool for community engagement, connection, and building empathy;
- Increasing access to and awareness of the mental health needs of people living with or vulnerable to HIV.
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Grants are made semi-annually, to community-based organizations, in support of:
- Care and direct services
Grants are made to support developing or established programs, with emphasis on direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests from throughout the US are considered, with a particular interest in smaller communities and rural areas.
Previous requests receiving serious consideration have included:
- Requests from locations with a scarcity of available funding;
- Requests for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures;
- Innovative ideas for meeting standard needs.
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted.