Grants

Gilead COMPASS Coordinating Centers

About 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

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).

Click HERE for the Combined Coordinating Centers RFP with details for all focus areas.

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 three focus areas: 1) rural infrastructure development, 2) alliance and partnerships, and/or 3) community-level or upstream intervention planning.

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 organizational change in trauma informed care, 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.

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 June 2021 and ending December 31, 2022.
Award Amount The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).

Click HERE to watch the Transformative Grant Informational Webinar record. For questions related the to the Transformative Grant email info@gileadcompass.com

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Faith Capacity Building Grants

For more information on opportunities from Wake Forest University School of Divinity Coordinating Center, click HERE.

Faith Capacity Building Grants focus on infrastructure development and coalition and network building between faith communities and non-traditional partners. Especially during the time of COVID-19, we understand the particular challenges that faith communities have faced with engaging with members at physical distance and online. The Wake Forest School of Divinity Coordinating Center will support the establishment of infrastructures to enhance communications, trauma informed care, health ministries, and other programs to respond to the HIV crisis in the South and promote healing and life-enhancing possibilities for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. The aim is to collaborate with Christian and interfaith partners; create inclusive faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with HIV; create opportunities for physical, emotional, and financial wellness; and educate emerging faith leaders and faith communities who will impact how communities respond to HIV/AIDS in the future.

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, 2021, and ending on June 30, 2022. Funds must be expended by June 30, 2022.
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 $250,000 (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.

Only organizations who submit a letter of intent to apply to the Faith Capacity Building Grant will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for the Letter of Intent is March 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST.

LOI  (2 pages max, Arial 11pt font) require the following:

  • A brief summary of project
  • A clear statement of how the project will build capacity for addressing HIV stigma in faith communities and engage underrepresented minority communities
  • A list of study team members for the proposed project including roles and home institutions

 

Organizations will receive notification of an invitation to submit a full application or that they were not selected for this round via e-mail by 04/01/21. 

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Capacity Building Grants

Applications available March 2022.

About Capacity Building Grants: These grants provide funding support, up to $25,000 per organization, to create sustainable change in leaders, organizations, and communities by supporting capacity building strategies that strengthen the infrastructure of organizations serving persons living with HIV, and projects that promote sustainability. Funding requests cannot already be covered by your organization’s existing funding sources and must be related to building organizational capacity in the following areas: governance and leadership; mission, values, and strategy; finance and administration; resource development; strategic relationships and coalition building; communications; internal management and operations; and service delivery and impact. These grants are funded through the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Coordinating Center.

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

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

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SPARK! Grants

Continue to check back for more information on when applications are available.

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, we are currently accepting proposals to address both HIV-related stigma, as well as isolation and loneliness. SPARK! will provide funding of up to $20,000 to support programs in one of two tracks:

Track One:  SPARK! Connections supports programs that combat social isolation and loneliness through virtual programming.

Track Two:  SPARK! Change supports community-level education addressing HIV-related stigma.

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 del COVID-19, actualmente estamos aceptando propuestas para abordar el estigma relacionado con el VIH, así como el aislamiento y la soledad. SPARK! proporcionará fondos de hasta $20,000 para apoyar programas en una de las dos siguientes vías:

Via Uno: SPARK! Conexión apoya programas que combaten el aislamiento social y la soledad a través de la programación virtual.

Via Dos: SPARK! Cambio apoya la educación a nivel comunitario para abordar el estigma relacionado con el VIH.

Grants will be made on a rolling basis as funds are available.

Los fondos (subsidio) se harán en forma sucesiva a medida que los fondos estén disponibles.

Eligibility/Elegibilidad

Criteria/Criterio Description/Descripción
Geographic Location/Ubicación Geográfica Applicants must be located in and doing work in one of nine (9) Deep South states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, or Texas.

Los solicitantes deben estar ubicados y haciendo trabajo en uno de los estados de Sur de el país (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Luisiana, Mississippi, Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur, Tennessee, Texas).

Implementation Period/Período de Implementación Funds must be expended by December 31, 2020.

Los fondos deben de ser usados antes del 31 de diciembre, 2020.

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

Now accepting applications for ACTION!

About ACTION in the South Grants: The ACTION (Act with Communities To Increase Opportunities and address Needs in the South) Grant is SUSTAIN’s funding opportunity that supports action-oriented projects in the US Deep South to build or enhance mental health and trauma informed approaches, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches in organizations, coalitions, collectives, and groups. The proposed project should be grounded in Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV (MIPA) principles, Transgender and Gender Non-conforming inclusive, anti-racist/classist/ableist, multi-lingual (if applicable) and accessible to communities disproportionately impacted by HIV.

Sobre el financiamiento de ACTION in the South: El financiamiento/otorgamiento ACTION (Actuar con Comunidades para Aumentar las Oportunidades y abordar las Necesidades en el Sur) es una oportunidad de financiamiento/otorgamiento de SUSTAIN que apoya proyectos orientados a la acción en el sur del país, que construye o mejoran la salud mental y los enfoques informados de trauma, promueven el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños en la provisión de servicios en organizaciones, coaliciones, colectivas y grupos. El proyecto propuesto debe de ser basado en los principios de Una Participación Significativa de Las Personas que viven con el VIH (Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV, MIPA), e inclusivo a personas transgénero y genero no conforme, antirracista, anti clasista, antidiscriminatorio a personas discapacitadas, y multilingüe (si es aplicable) y accesible a las comunidades afectadas desproporcionadamente por el VIH.


 

We have been listening and thus for this round of ACTION grants we are centering the following issues and/or communities:

  • ACTION-TGNC – Supports organizations led by individuals whose gender is different than assigned coercively at birth, including but not limited to transgender, gender queer, non-binary, indigenous, and gender non-conforming (TGNC) genders to create funds, build movements, and increase access to TGNC affirming services. To learn more watch this video! 
  • ACTION-Latinx – Supports organizations to build or enhance services to be more trauma informed, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches for Latinx led organizations or those organizations that predominantly serve Latinx communities. To learn more watch this video!

 

Hemos estado poniendo atención y por lo tanto para esta ronda de financiamiento/otorgamientos ACTION se está enfocando en los siguientes temas y/o comunidades:

  • ACTION-TGNC – Apoya a las organizaciones dirigidas por personas cuyo género es diferente del asignado al nacer, incluyendo, pero no limitado a géneros transgénero, género queer, no binario, indígena, y géneros no conformes (TGNC) para crear fondos, construir movimientos, y aumentar el acceso a servicios de afirmación de géneros TGNC. ¡Mira este vídeo para aprender más!
  • ACTION-Latinx – Apoya a organizaciones a construir o mejorar servicios que sean informados sobre el trauma, promuevan el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños para organizaciones dirigidas por Latinx y/o organizaciones que predominantemente dan servicio a la comunidad Latinx. ¡Mira este vídeo para aprender más!

 

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: 1 year / Período del proyecto: 1 año

Apply by May 31, 2021 / Aplicar para el 31 de mayo de 2021

You are eligible to apply to multiple ACTIONs but will be selected to receive one ACTION.

Son elegibles para aplicar a varios financiamientos/otorgamientos de ACTION, pero será seleccionado para recibir solo un financiamiento/otorgamiento de ACTION.


 

Evaluation/Evaluación

 

We want to support you to share the impact your project has in your community through a process of data-driven storytelling. Our evaluator will serve as a thought partner in finding creative ways to gather information about your project’s impact, organize the information, reflect on its meaning, and shape your story.

Queremos apoyarlos a compartir el impacto que su proyecto tiene en la comunidad a través de un proceso basado en datos de narración de historias. Nuestro evaluador servirá como un socio en encontrar maneras creativas de recolectar información sobre el impacto de su proyecto, organizar la información, reflexionar sobre su significado y dar forma a su historia.


 

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

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


 

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Congregational Partnership Grants

Wake Forest University School of Divinity COMPASS Coordinating Center is seeking congregational partners to initiate programs to respond to the HIV crisis in the South by shifting narratives away from stigma toward healing and life-enhancing possibilities for those impacted by HIV/AIDS.

Congregational Partnership Grants will provide funding of up to $15,000 to provide resources for churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples to develop programs and initiatives or conduct research within their local religious communities that promote positive faith and health outcomes, specifically in the area of 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 6-month period beginning on July 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2021. Funds must be expended by December 31, 2021.
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 $15,000 (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.

Note:  After submission, you will receive confirmation of your application’s submission and will hear from the Gilead COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.

For more information on opportunities from Wake Forest University School of Divinity Coordinating Center, click HERE.

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Faith Action Grants

Applications open March 31, 2021.

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.

Our aim is to collaborate with Christian and interfaith partners, create inclusive faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with HIV, and educate emerging faith leaders who will impact how communities respond to HIV/AIDS in the future.

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 6-month period beginning on July 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2021. Funds must be expended by December 31, 2021.
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.

For more information on opportunities from Wake Forest University School of Divinity Coordinating Center, click HERE.

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Transformative Grant Now Open! Click HERE to watch informational webinar!