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ETAF - Direct Services Programs

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $25,000

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States


The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Funding

ETAF was established by Elizabeth Taylor in 1991 to provide grants to existing organizations for domestic and international programs that offer direct care services to people living with HIV and AIDS. Since its inception, ETAF has concentrated on supporting marginalized communities, and has expanded to also fund innovative HIV education and advocacy programs.

ETAF is leading an international coalition to achieve UNAIDS 90-90-90 HIV treatment goals in Mulanje District, Malawi by 2020. With key domestic advocacy funding focuses on comprehensive sexual health education and HIV criminalization reform, ETAF continues to bring the marginalized to the center of attention and advocate for their rights.

To date ETAF has granted to more than 675 organizations in 44 countries and 42 states in the U.S.

Since its inception, The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation has provided funding to organizations to help prevent the spread of HIV and to provide direct care and assistance to those affected by the virus.

Grants Policy

  • Grant funds are for one year only.
  • Only one application per organization per year.
  • Agencies must have at least 3 years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Online trainings, curriculum development and website projects will be secondary focus for funding considerations.
  • In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must comply with ETAF application instructions, complete forms and supply requested documents.

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


  • Agencies must have at least 3 years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs.
    This letter of Intent deadline applies to U.S. 501(c)3 agencies - Direct service programs only.


  • Grants request amounts generally should not exceed $25,000 – the Foundation prefers request for less than the maximum.


  • ETAF does not generally fund grantees in consecutive years.
  • The Foundation does not fund:
    • Projects which are not HIV/AIDS specific
    • Salaries and benefits (except for direct program staff)
    • Intermediary, “pass-through” non-profit entities for subsequent granting
    • Capital Campaign requests (including the construction or renovation of buildings and the purchase of depreciable assets)
    • Research
    • Start-up costs and organizations which are not incorporated and established for public benefit and charitable purposes
    • Direct financial assistance to individuals
    • For-profit entities
    • Annual campaigns
    • Endowments
    • Universities, Hospitals and government agencies
    • Costs of producing films, videos, theatrical productions, art exhibits or books
    • Fundraising activities/events
    • Conference expenses
    • General operating expenses/indirect costs/administrative cost

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