Announcing the 2020 PoWER Grants Cohort

A total of 13 organizations have been selected to participate in Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center’s second PoWER Grants cohort! The PoWER Grant Writing Seminar Series is an intensive, seven-week opportunity for organizations interested in enhancing the fundability of grants, focused on teaching participants how to seek appropriate funding opportunities, write winning grant proposals to various types of funding agencies, and avoid common grant writing and submission pitfalls.

2020 PoWER Grants Cohort

Advocacy House Services, Inc.
Greensboro, NC
Advocacy House Services, Inc is an advocacy and capacity building organization that promotes the well-being, health, and dignity of marginalized community members using a social and racial justice lens so that they can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their lifestyle choices, gender identity or expression. Using a collective voice anchored in science and informed by community leadership our efforts and programs advance harm reduction techniques, and practices that impact our communities through education, training, and advocacy. 

The Afiya Center
Dallas, TX
The Afiya Center (TAC) was established in response to the increasing disparities between HIV incidences worldwide and the extraordinary prevalence of HIV among Black women and girls in Texas. TAC is unique in that it is the only Reproductive Justice (RJ) organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women. Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction oppression.

Genesis Community Health
Boynton Beach, FL
The mission of Genesis Community Health is to promote and provide health care with special sensitivity to the needs of economically disadvantaged people of diverse cultural backgrounds in and around Palm Beach County.

H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
Our Mission is to build and grow programs that empower youth to succeed individually and flourish as leaders to transform the lives of children, youth, young adults, families, and communities living with HIV. Our Vision We envision empowered youth who live sustainable lifestyles. While mentoring and cultivating youth to manage their health, finances, and social responsibilities H.Y.P.E. will equip them with the educational and leadership capacities to be leaders in their communities, communities affected by HIV, and to promote the interests of these communities.

The Knights & Orchids Society, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
The Knights & Orchids Society strives to build the power of trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer communities of color throughout Alabama to obtain our dream of justice and equality through group economics, education, leadership development, and organizing.

The Mahogany Project
Houston, TX
The Mahogany Project Inc. is focused on promoting public education awareness and empowerment to individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV, mental health, social injustices, and hardships occurred living as a TLGBQIA+ person, and/or other minorities. Our goal is to cultivate better ways of living and thinking in the Black and Brown communities.  

O.D. AID
Fort Worth, TX
O.D. Aid is a volunteer and community-based harm reduction organization working to prevent fatal drug overdoses and preventable transmission of HIV and hepatitis C in Fort Worth, Texas.

Partnership to End AIDS Status
Memphis, TN
The mission of Partnership to End AIDS Status (PEAS Inc.), a nonprofit public, grassroots, charitable organization, is to maximize the effectiveness of service resources to ensure physical, mental, and social equality for all persons residing in the Memphis Transitional Grant Area (TGA) by providing residents with preventative tools to make healthier decisions.

Project Link of South Florida, Inc.
Wilton Manor, FL
Project Link of South Florida mission is to provide quality prevention education, direct client services, HIV/STD counseling/testing, linkage to HIV medical care, as well as addressing treatment and medication adherence to those individuals at-risk for and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.

Renaissance Kares, Inc.
Norcross, GA
The mission of Renaissance Kares is to provide HIV prevention and linkage services and events for men who have sex with men (AAMSM), transgender male and females, social networks and high risk heterosexual individuals.

San Antonio AIDS Foundation
San Antonio, TX
The mission of San Antonio AIDS Foundation is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide comprehensive services to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.

Southern Regional AHEC
Fayetteville, NC
The mission of Southern Regional-AHEC (SR-AHEC) is deliver quality healthcare education. SR-AHEC meet it mission of addressing the region health workforce needs by; * Promoting state of the art healthcare education. * Continually seeking innovation in the education experience. * Providing timely information resources * Improving access to care through high quality clinical services. * Increasing the number and diversity of practicing healthcare professionals. 

The Normal Anomaly
Houston, TX
The Normal Anomaly Initiative seeks to express narratives through multiple media formats that reduce stigma, build confidence and increase prevention and treatment amongst LGBT folx, those living with HIV and/or coping with mental health disorders.

Nov 30, 2018

COMPASS Initiative® Funds 32 Organizations to Transform the HIV Epidemic in the South

Atlanta, Georgia (November 30, 2018) – In recognition of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day and in support of

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Jan 31, 2019

Q&A with COMPASS Coordinating Center Directors

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Mar 06, 2019

The Intersection of Faith and Wellness

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Apr 10, 2019

Announcing the University of Houston GCSW Shared Learning Partners

The SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center has selected 5 organizations to be a part of their first LEARN (Leading with Education, Advocacy

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Meet Our 2021 Transformative Grant Partners!Learn More!