Grants

Gilead COMPASS Coordinating Centers

About Gilead Grants

The Gilead COMPASS Coordinating Centers provide resources for HIV disease control and prevention from community grants to organizations across the Southern United States to support the development of programs and activities that align with programmatic focus areas of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®. Four different funding mechanisms are available through the Coordinating Centers: Capacity Building grants, SPARK! grants, ACTION grants, Faith Action & Congregational Partner grants, and Transformative grants.

Transformative Grants

2022 Applications Closed

Transformative Grants are focused on supporting the development and implementation of programs and activities that address the four programmatic focuses of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Coordinating Centers, including organizational capacity building; wellbeing, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use, and telehealth; faith based advocacy; and HIV-related stigma reduction. The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).

A brief description of the four Transformative Grant funding areas is listed below. For more details about the funding areas and award, please review the Request for Proposals (RFP) application (click on the funding areas below for the content specific RFP).

Funding Area: Building Organizational Capacity
Lead Coordinating Center: Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

This initiative will allow applicants to seek funding to support organizational capacity building activities in at least one of two focus areas: 1) Organizational level interventions or 2) Community-level or Systems-level interventions. 

Funding Area: Wellbeing, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use and Telehealth
Lead Coordinating Center: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

This initiative will focus on trauma informed organizational change to include but not limited to, wellness, mental health, substance use (especially opioid use), and telehealth and its intersection with HIV in the Southern United States. 

Funding Area: Reducing HIV-Related Stigma Reduction
Lead Coordinating Center: Southern AIDS Coalition

This initiative will focus on supporting the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions to reduce HIV-related stigma in the South. 

Funding Area: Faith-Based Advocacy & Spiritually Integrated Capacity Building
Lead Coordinating Center: Wake Forest University School of Divinity
This initiative will focus on building the capacity of faith leaders’ understanding of and engagement with their communities’ health challenges and opportunities, and equipping them to co-create with key community partners new holistic strategies for addressing HIV/AIDS and related health concerns. 

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in AND provide services in one of 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas. 
Non-Profit Status Applicants must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.
Grant Period Applicants must be able to complete work proposed within an 18-month period beginning in June 2022 and ending in December 2023. 
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead). Please read the guidance in the respective Coordinating Center for which you are applying for specific budget guidelines.

 

Watch the 2022 Transformative Grant Informational Webinar.

For questions related the to the Transformative Grant email info@gileadcompass.com

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Faith Capacity Building Grants

2022 Applications Closed. 

Faith Capacity Building Grants will provide funding of up to $200,000 to provide resources for faith-based organizations and/or nonprofit organizations to develop and scale programs and initiatives or conduct research to enhance communications, trauma informed care, health ministries, and other programs that promote positive and transformative faith and health outcomes throughout the Southern region of the United States, specifically in the area of HIV. Due to limited funds and a high volume of applicants, we reserve the right to fund organizations at or below $200,000.

Example of funded activities in this focus area might include:

  • Focus groups, online surveys, or other formative research with PLHIV, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or those providing social or emotional support to people affected by HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on faith-based approaches to engaging these groups (conducted on a statewide or national level);
  • Formalizing an existing program that has been well-received in state or national faith based organizations and communities;
  • Trainings for faith leaders and lay audiences in faith communities to build their capacity to develop content and/or facilitate the intervention on a statewide or national level
  • Develop an app or other online intervention to enhance faith leader training and sustainable programming on a statewide or national level
  • Establishing partnerships across interfaith, medical, and/or academic sectors on a statewide or national level
  • Expanding existing partnerships across interfaith (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, traditional African spirituality, etc.) perspectives and/or medical and academic sectors on a statewide or national level
  • Bridging HIV, faith and advocacy work in local, state, or national legislatures
  • Addressing inequities in housing, economic justice, food insecurity as it overlaps with HIV and faith
  • Faith leader care (mental health, bereavement, burn out) and ministering to people living with HIV on a statewide or national level

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in and doing work in the following 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.
Implementation Period Applicants must be able to complete work proposed within a 12-month period beginning on July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2023.
Non-Profit Status Applications must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $200,000 (including overhead).
Evaluation Requirement Grantees will be provided with web-based evaluation tools to streamline data collection processes.  Evaluation support will be provided to grantees.

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Capacity Building Grants

2022 Applications Closed

The Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center offers Capacity Building Grants of up to $25,000, to support activities which focus on growing organizations to their next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity. Funding requests must be related to building organizational capacity in one of the following areas:

  1.  Governance and leadership
  2.  Mission, values, and strategy
  3.  Finance and administration
  4.  Resource development
  5.  Strategic relationships/coalition building
  6.  Communications
  7.  Internal management and operations
  8.  Service delivery and impact

All proposed activities must be linked to the organization’s capacity to better serve the community. Proposal activities are expected to be completed within eight (8) months of the project start date. Interim reports and a – final report will be required upon completion.

Examples of fundable proposals include, but are not excluded to: leadership development, staff training, systems updates, partnership development, strategic planning, etc.

 

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in and doing work in the following 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.
Non-Profit Status Applications must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $25,000.
Implementation Period Applicants must be able to complete work proposed within a 12-month period.
Organizations Requirements Must be currently doing HIV work for at least 2 years
Applicants must be Community Based Organizations that meet at least one of the following:

  • Is an AIDS Service Organization
  • Is a community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services
  • Is a community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming
Evaluation Requirement Grantees will be provided with web-based evaluation tools to streamline data collection processes.  Evaluation support will be provided to grantees.
Must have the capacity to meet both quarterly and final reporting requirements

Requests must have the support of the applicant organization’s leadership.

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SPARK! Grants

Spark applications due Nov. 11, 2022! 

Despite numerous studies, we still have much to learn about HIV-related stigma. Nonetheless, we know that stigma often results from ignorance, fear-based myths, and a general lack of awareness in our communities. Stigma can also result in social isolation.  An individual’s risk of becoming socially isolated is influenced by several factors including health problems, disability, gender discrimination, loss of loved ones, living alone, reduced social networks, poverty, and aging (Bhatti and Haq, 2017). ®

A pesar de numerosos estudios, todavía tenemos mucho que aprender sobre el estigma relacionado con el VIH. Sin embargo, sabemos que el estigma a menudo es el resultado de la ignorancia, los mitos basados en el miedo y la falta general de conciencia en nuestras comunidades. El estigma también puede resultar en aislamiento social. El riesgo de un individuo de volverse socialmente aislado está influenciado por varios factores, incluyendo problemas de salud, discapacidades, discriminación de género, pérdida de seres queridos, vivir solo, reducción de redes sociales, pobreza y envejecimiento (Bhatti and Haq, 2017).

Southern AIDS Coalition initially launched SPARK! (Southerners Promoting Awareness, Resources & Knowledge) in 2018 to fund community-led campaigns and education initiatives across the Deep South to address HIV-related stigma. In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, for the most recent SPARK! funding cycle, we supported grantees that either addressed HIV-related stigma or addressed isolation and loneliness. For the 2022-2023 grant cycle, we will once again support those types of projects in addition to the community-led campaigns and education initiatives.

Southern AIDS Coalition inicialmente lanzo (Coalicion del SIDA en el Sur) SPARK! (Southerners Promoting Awareness, Resources & Knowledge/Personas del Sur Promoviendo Conciencia, Recursos Y Conocimiento) en el 2018 para financiar campañas comunitarias e iniciativas educativas en todo el Sur del país (Deep South), para abordar el estigma relacionado con el VIH. A la luz del impacto de la pandemia de COVID-19, el más reciente ciclo de financiación de SPARK!, apoyamos a los beneficiarios que abordaron el estigma relacionado con el VIH o abordaron el aislamiento y la soledad. Para el ciclo de subvención 2022-2023, apoyaremos una vez más ese tipo de proyectos, además de las campañas lideradas por la comunidad y las iniciativas de educación.

SPARK! will provide funding and capacity building support totaling $25,000 per grantee to support programs.

SPARK! proporcionará subvención (fondos) y apoyo para el desarrollo de capacidades por un total de $25,000 por concesionario para apoyar programas.

This grant cycle, in addition to grant funds that will support projects under the two tracks outlined below, SPARK! grant applications may request capacity building support and grant budgets may include line items for capacity building support. Capacity building support can range from direct technical assistance from Southern AIDS Coalition or its partners to allocation in the grant to support the organization’s capacity, including supporting the organization hiring a consultant to assist with that growth. Below are a list of possible areas for capacity building and their associated budget line items. This list is not exclusive but provides examples of the type of capacity building a grantee may seek support for and how that shows up in the budget request.

Para este ciclo de subvención, además de los fondos que apoyarán proyectos bajo las dos vías que se describen a continuación, SPARK! las solicitudes de subvención pueden solicitar apoyo para la creación de capacidad y los presupuestos pueden incluir artículos para este apoyo. El apoyo a la creación de capacidad puede abarcar desde la asistencia técnica directa de Southern AIDS Coalition o sus asociados hasta la asignación del subvención para apoyar la capacidad de la organización, incluido el apoyo a la organización para contrata a un consultor para que ayude con ese crecimiento. A continuación, se muestra una lista de posibles áreas para la creación de capacidad y sus artículos presupuestarios asociados. Esta lista no es exclusiva, pero proporciona ejemplos del tipo de creación de capacidad para la que un concesionario puede solicitar apoyo y cómo se muestra en la solicitud de presupuesto.

Capacity Area / Área de Dapacidad Associated Budget Line Item / Línea Presupuestaria Asociada
Board Composition, Commitment, Governance, and Involvement

Composición, compromiso, gobernanza e implicación de la Junta Directiva

Board retreat and organizational development consultant / coach

Retiro de la junta directiva y consultor de desarrollo organizacional/entrenador

Financial Planning & Budgeting

Planificación Financiera y Presupuestación

Training for program staff on developing budgets and using Excel

Capacitación para el personal del programa sobre el desarrollo de presupuestos y el uso de Excel

Recruiting, Development, and Retention of Staff

Reclutamiento, desarrollo y retención de personal

Hire an HR professional/consultant to conduct an assessment and subsequent training with organization leadership

Contratar a un profesional/consultor de recursos humanos para llevar a cabo una evaluación y posterior capacitación con el liderazgo de la organización

For this cycle, we are prioritizing those projects focused on reaching people in rural communities and requiring the applicant organization be located in a rural community. We use a combination of the U.S. Census Bureau’s definition of “rural” along with the Stigma Services Deser  map and data (found here) to define “rural.” For the purposes of this grant cycle, the organization must be located outside of an Urbanized Area (defined as having a population of 50,000 or more) or in a “service desert” (shown on the map) or both.

Para este ciclo, estamos priorizando aquellos proyectos enfocados en llegar a las personas en las comunidades rurales y exigir que la organización solicitante esté ubicada en una comunidad rural. Usamos una combinación de la definición de “rural” de la Oficina del Censo de los Estados Unidos junto con el mapa y los datos del Stigma Services Desert (que se encuentran aquí) para definir “rural”. Para los propósitos de este ciclo de subvención, la organización debe estar ubicada fuera de un Área Urbanizada (definida como tener una población de 50,000 o más) o en un “desierto de servicio” (que se muestra en el mapa) o ambos. 

 

Track One:  SPARK! Connections supports programs that combat social isolation and loneliness through virtual programming.  Organizations are invited to apply for support to cover costs related to implementing virtual groups, 1:1 support, social media outreach, texting programs, and other means of engagement serving persons living with and impacted by HIV.

Via Uno: SPARK! Connections (SPARK! Conexión) apoya programas que combaten el aislamiento social y la soledad a través de la programación virtual. Se invita a las organizaciones a solicitar apoyo para cubrir los costos relacionados con la implementación de grupos virtuales, apoyo 1:1, divulgación en las redes sociales, programas de mensajes de texto y otros medios de participación que sirvan a las personas que viven con o son impactadas por el VIH.

 

Track Two:  SPARK! Change supports community-level education addressing HIV-related stigma.  Successful funded projects have ranged from media campaigns to community conversations. The common thread across successful projects has been the commitment to centering the voices of those living with and impacted by HIV in all aspects of project design and implementation.

Via Dos: SPARK! Change (SPARK! Cambio) apoya la educación a nivel comunitario para abordar el estigma relacionado con el VIH. Los proyectos financiados exitosamente han variado de campañas en los medios de comunicación hasta conversaciones comunitarias. El hilo común de los proyectos exitosos ha sido el compromiso de centrar las voces de las personas que viven con e son impactados por el VIH en todos aspectos del diseño y la implementación del proyecto.

Eligibility/Elegibilidad

Criteria/Criterio Description/Descripción
Geographic Location

 

Ubicación Geográfica

Applicants must be located in and doing work in one of the following 12 southern states: Alabama, Arkansas Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.

Los solicitantes deben estar ubicados y haciendo trabajo en uno de los estados de Sur de el país (Alabama, Arkansas Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas).

Implementation Period

Período de Implementación

Funds must be expended by August 31, 2023.

Los fondos deben de ser usados antes del 31 de agosto, 2023.

Non-Profit Status

Estatus sin Fines de Lucro

Applications must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.

Los solicitantes deben ser organizaciones sin fines de lucro y exentas de impuestos, según lo establecido en la sección 501(c)(3) del Código de Impuestos Internos. Los solicitantes que no tienen el estatus 501(c)(3) deben tener un patrocinador fiscal para solicitar.

Evaluation Requirement

Requisito de evaluación

Grantees will be provided with web-based evaluation tools to streamline data collection processes.  Evaluation support will be provided to grantees.

A los beneficiarios se les proporcionarán herramientas de evaluación basadas en la web para optimizar los procesos de recolección de datos. Se proporcionará apoyo de evaluación a los beneficiarios.

 

Click the link below to learn more and apply to one of the SPARK! grants.

Haga clic en el enlace de abajo para obtener más información y aplicar a uno de los financiamientos/otorgamientos de SPARK!

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ACTION in the South

2022 Applications Closed

What is ACTION 2022?

ACTION 2022 is a grant and capacity-building opportunity for Latinx and/or BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) TGNC led organizations. ACTION 2022 supports sustainable action-oriented programs, projects, or initiatives to enhance trauma-informed and harm reduction approaches, community wellness and wellbeing, and/or mental health services in the context of HIV. As a grant, ACTION will provide direct funding between $55,000-$60,000  to promote solidarity within and across communities through Language Justice. As a capacity-building opportunity, ACTION 2022 will provide direct funds, training, and coaching to support Language Justice programs.

Applicants must:

  • be a Latinx-led or BIPOC TGNC-led organization
  • be led by Latinx or BIPOC TGNC individuals living with HIV or meaningfully involve Latinx or BIPOC TGNC people living with HIV
  • have 501c3 status or have a fiscal sponsor
  • apply by August 22, 2022, 11:59pm (eastern) / 10:59 (central)
  • further eligibility criteria listed below

If funded, you will receive the following as an ACTION 2022 partner:

  • Between $55,000 – $60,000 in direct funds
  • Multilingual group training and individual coaching on
    • Navigating Vendor Contract Structures
    • Language Justice
      • Introduction to Language Justice
      • Language Justice Practices at your Organization
    • Dismantling White Supremacy Work Culture
    • Trauma Informed and Harm Reduction Approaches
    • Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV and Racial Justice
    • Equity Focused Implementation
    • Public Impact Evaluation and Storytelling

Language Justice Program Tracks:

Programs must fall into one of the following 3 tracks to be considered for funding. Examples of programs we are interested in funding are listed below each track.

  1. Latinx solidarity and healing
    a. Establish and sustain intergenerational storytelling and healing circles in primary or native languages within and across queer and trans-Latinx communities
    b. Latinx organizational capacity building (such as advanced training, consulting, and coaching) to enhance a healing justice program by applying principles of community responsive trauma informed care, harm reduction, mental health, wellness and wellbeing.
  2. Organizational capacity building (such as training, consulting, and coaching) to enhance language justice and Latinx cultural responsiveness
    a. Update policies and procedures and build existing staff capacity to facilitate language and Latinx cultural access to trauma informed, harm reduction, mental health, wellness and wellbeing service
    b. Interpretation and translation of printed and electronic materials to enhance cultural responsiveness of services
  3. Apply language justice principles to Latinx and BIPOC TGNC community building, activism, and advocacy
    a. Apply language justice to enhance trauma informed, harm reduction, mental health, wellness or wellbeing centered healing
    b. Programs that establish and sustain partnerships with monolingual and bilingual organizations around advocacy related to policies that disproportionately impact Latinx and BIPOC TGNC people (e.g. immigration, HIV decriminalization, TGNC affirming healthcare)

 


 

Eligibility/Elegibilidad

Criteria/Criterio Description/Descripción
Geographic Location/Ubicación Geográfica Applicants must be located in and doing work in the following 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.

Ubicado y haciendo trabajo en la tierra de muchas comunidades de Primeras Naciones (First Nations)- también conocido colonialmente como el Sur del país (Alabama,  Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Luisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur, Tennessee, Texas).

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Content Areas/Áreas de Contenido Projects must address HIV in the context of one of the following content areas: mental health, wellness, or substance use (particularly harm reduction approaches to services).

Los proyectos deben abordar sobre el VIH en el contexto de una de las siguientes áreas de contenido: salud mental, bienestar o consumo de sustancias (particularmente enfoques de reducción de daños en sus servicios).

Non-Profit Status/Estatus sin Fines de Lucro Applications must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.

Los solicitantes deben ser organizaciones sin fines de lucro y exentas de impuestos, según lo establecido en la sección 501(c)(3) del Código de Impuestos Internos. Los solicitantes que no tienen el estatus 501(c)(3) deben tener un patrocinador fiscal para solicitar.

Data-Driven Storytelling/Basada en Datos de Narración de Historias Collaborate with our evaluator, who will be available to support your group with telling your story.

Colaborar con nuestro evaluador, que estará disponible para apoyar a su grupo con la narración de su historia.

Implementation Period/Período de Implementación Project Period: September 2022 – July 2023 / Septiembre 2022 – Julio 2023

Apply by Monday, August 29, 2022  / Aplicar para el 29 de augusto de 2022

 

 

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Faith Action Grants

2022 Applications Closed.

Faith Action Grants will provide funding of up to $25,000 to provide resources for nonprofit organizations for action-oriented projects centered around faith to help reduce stigma, engage in spiritually integrated trauma-informed care, and aid in changing the perception of HIV/AIDS in the south. We are seeking to fund organizations committed to the creation of inclusive faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with and affected by HIV that provide opportunities for physical, emotional, and financial wellness.

Example of funded activities in this focus area might include:

  • Focus groups, online surveys, or other formative research with PLHIV, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and/or those providing social or emotional support to people affected by HIV/AIDS, with a particular focus on faith-based approaches to engaging these groups;
  • Formalizing an existing program that has been well-received in state or national faith based organizations and communities;
  • Trainings for faith leaders and lay audiences in faith communities to build their capacity to develop content and/or facilitate the intervention on a statewide or national level
  • Develop an app or other online intervention to enhance faith leader training and sustainable programming on a statewide or national level
  • Establishing partnerships across interfaith, medical, and/or academic sectors on a statewide or national level
  • Expanding existing partnerships across interfaith (Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, traditional African spirituality, etc.) perspectives and/or medical and academic sectors
  • Bridging HIV, faith and advocacy work in local, state, or national legislatures
  • Addressing inequities in housing, economic justice, food insecurity as it overlaps with HIV and faith
  • Faith leader care (mental health, bereavement, burn out) and ministering to people living with HIV

Eligibility

Criteria Description
Geographic Location Applicants must be located in and doing work in the following 12 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,  Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.
Implementation Period Applicants must be able to complete work proposed within a 12-month period beginning on July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2023.
Non-Profit Status Applications must be non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as set forth in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor to apply.
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $25,000 (including overhead).
Evaluation Requirement Grantees will be provided with web-based evaluation tools to streamline data collection processes.  Evaluation support will be provided to grantees.

Interested in learning more about our 2022 grant opportunities?

Join us for one of our information sessions: Monday, April 4th at 5:30PM or Wednesday, April 6th at 3:30PM. Register Here.

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