McCarthy Family Foundation Grants: HIV/AIDS Research

McCarthy Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $50,000 - US $150,000

Next deadline: Jul 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Aug 15, 2020 (Full proposal), Jan 15, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Feb 15, 2021 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Government Entity College / University Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: San Diego County, California

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



McCarthy Family Foundation 

The foundation’s current program interest areas have been funded throughout its over two decades history. These funding areas are: K-12 science education; HIV/AIDS research, education and direct services; assistance to homeless persons; and child abuse prevention and services for victims and families. The board will occasionally fund a special project outside these categorical areas and/or for regional, national or international charitable purposes.

A small portion of the grantmaking budget is provided for director matching grants to encourage and amplify personal philanthropy by the foundation’s board of directors.

In 26 years of grantmaking (1989 through 2014), grants have totaled over $8 million.

Grants have ranged from $500 to $250,000. Most are in the range from $5,000 to $15,000 and recent average (median) is $10,000. Most grants are for a one-year period although a few multi-year awards have been made.

Funding Area: HIV/AIDS Research

HIV/AIDS research — to assist in research to determine the pathogenesis of HIV and AIDS (and related diseases) and develop effective therapies.

Note: The foundation is a member of the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative. Applicants from HIV direct service organizations should contact the collaborative directly.

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


  • Proposals will be considered in the above general areas or for special project areas established by the Board.
  • Proposals will only be accepted for programs within San Diego County.


  • Restrictions
    • The foundation does not consider grants for individuals, scholarship funds or sectarian religious activities.
    • Normally the foundation will not consider requests for general fundraising drives.
    • It will not make grants intended directly or indirectly to support political candidates or to influence legislation.