AIDS United: Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund

AIDS United

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Fields of work: HIV/AIDS

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Preferred: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas Other eligible locations: United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Show all

Location of residency: United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico Show all

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Overview:

Relief, Recovery and Resilience Fund

AIDS United has 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 will provide grants of up to $15,000 to help organizations address the community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current available funds total $150,000, but we are continuing to add resources from donations from both individual donors and our philanthropic partners.

AIDS United is making funds available, through this request for applications, 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Competitive organizations must have an HIV focus and utilize a social and racial justice framework.
  • Additionally, applicants must clearly articulate the importance of the issue or challenge that they or their community/communities is/are experiencing, the current opportunity to address it, and why the applicant is the appropriate entity to address the stated challenge.
  • While all requests that fall within the eligibility parameters will be considered, the current funding priorities are to support organizations that provide support services for people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV or conduct advocacy on behalf of people living with HIV and those most affected by HIV. In addition, organizations must:
    • Be located in the South (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas). -OR-
    • Serve people who use drugs. -OR-
    • Serve communities of color, especially Black communities.
  • Applicants must be located and perform work within any of the following: the 50 states in the U.S., Washington, D.C., Native American reservations/tribal lands, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service 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.
  • 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.

Preferences:

  • Preference will be given to organizations that are led by people who represent the communities they serve, specifically people who use drugs; transgender and gender-nonconforming people; Black and Latinx communities; other communities of color; people who experience oppressive policing and mass incarceration; and gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer people.

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