EJAF Grants (for United States, Americas, & Caribbean)

Elton John AIDS Foundation


Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $300,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 30, 2019 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Caribbean, Central America, South America, Canada, Mexico Expand all

Location of residency: Caribbean, Central America, South America, Canada, Mexico Expand all

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Overview:

Elton John AIDS Foundation Grant

The Elton John AIDS Foundation, based in New York awards approximately $7 to 9 million annually to organizations working with people who are most affected by HIV in the Americas, defined as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central or South America.

Grant-making priority areas

EJAF supports organizations working toward one or more of the following goals: 

Wellness: Services and advocacy to improve the health of people living with HIV or at risk or otherwise affected by HIV 

Rights: Education and advocacy to uphold the rights of people living with and affected by HIV

Quality of Life: Support services, community organizing, and advocacy to address the social and economic needs of people living with and affected by HIV

Resilience: Capacity-building to strengthen the skills and strategies of organizations and activists addressing HIV.

Activities

EJAF supports a wide range of activities and costs. We value programs :

  • Led by and based in the communities being served;
  • Advocating for improved industry and government health policies and funding;
  • Piloting or scaling upinnovative programs to promote health and rights;
  • Demonstrating a history of activism, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic; and
  • Grounded in evidence about where and among whom HIV infections are happening, and evidence about the best interventions to help people avoid infection or, if HIV-positive, to live healthy lives.

Focus Areas

EJAF encourages grant applicants to be clear about who is intended to benefit from funded activities, how they will benefit, and how they are involved in the design and implementation of the program. EJAF will prioritize grants to organizations working with one or more key affected populations, listed below. These populations face increased vulnerability to HIV infection due to biological and structural factors, and can face barriers to accessing quality health and social services.

The following are the populations that are prioritized by EJAF grant making:

  • People living with HIV are central to all efforts to prevent, treat, and end HIV.
  • Gay and bisexual men and transgender people comprise over half of all people infected with HIV in the U.S. and a major part of the epidemic in the Caribbean.
  • Black women and men (i.e. of African and Caribbean heritage) account for nearly half of the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and nearly the entire HIV epidemic in the Caribbean.
  • People who inject drugs account for 12% of new HIV infections in the United States, with half of these injection drug users being African-American, one-third being women, and one-third being gay or bisexual men or transgender.
  • People who are or have been incarcerated are 14% of all people living with HIV in the United States, and possibly a similar proportion in the Caribbean.
  • Women and girls are 29% of all people living with HIV in the United States, and half of all people living with HIV in the Caribbean.
  • Adolescents and young adults account for 20% of new HIV infections every year in the United States and over half of new infections in the Caribbean.

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

Eligibility:

  • EJAF supports organizations working with people who are most affected by HIV in the Americas, defined as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
  • Requests must be made in English.
  • Organizations must be registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or have a relationship with a nonprofit organization acting as fiscal sponsor.
  • Organizations based outside the United States must be recognized charitable organizations.

Preferences:

Ineligibility:

  •  If you are requesting support for work taking place in Europe, Africa, or Asia, please visit Elton John AIDS Foundation – United Kingdom’s website.


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