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$60,000 in Grants available to end the HIV Epidemic


With generous support from Gilead Sciences, ViiV Healthcare and an anonymous donor, are pleased to announce the latest grant opportunity through the Southern HIV Impact Fund.

Donor Name: AIDS United

State: Selected States

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline: 10/02/2023

Size of the Grant: Up to $60,000

Grant Duration: 12 months


The Southern HIV Impact Fund (SHIF) prioritizes identifying and supporting organizations across intersecting movements to enhance and coordinate HIV prevention, care and support services, and advocacy and movement-building across the South. The Fund supports and funds organizations that are led by and focus on serving folx of trans experience and gender non-conforming + persons of color; Black and Latinx gay, same gender loving, bisexual, and queer + men; youth of color; Black women; other people of color.

Types of grants will be offered:

  • Project-specific grants to support a distinct project with clear goals, objectives, activities, and measurable outcomes. Project-specific grants aligned with SHIF will support projects such as:
    • HIV prevention services
    • HIV care and treatment services
    • HIV prevention, care, and treatment services
    • Supportive services for folx living with HIV
    • HIV-focused policy, social action and advocacy
  • General operating grants provides financial resources to an organization in support of its mission and overall activities, including operating expenses and overhead, rather than providing support for specific projects or programs.

Funding Information

For the 2023-2024 cycle, $1.2 million in funding is available through SHIF. AIDS United anticipates making approximately 25 grants of up to $60,000 each to community-based organizations, racial and social justice organizations, AIDS service organizations, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Black Greek Lettered and Civil and Social Service Organizations and/or networks of People Living with HIV (PLHW) across the South.

Project Period

Grants will be 12-months in length (November 1, 2023 – October 1, 2024).

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for funding through SHIF, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Nonprofit Status – Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service, with proper 501(c)(3) status, or hold 501(c)(7) status. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(7) status must have a fiscal sponsor. Note that 501(c)(4) designation is not the same. While it is possible for an organization to have both IRS (c)(3) and (c)(4) status, AIDS United will verify that each applicant organization has a (c)(3) designation.
  • Geographic Location – Applicants must have a staff member located in and provide services within the Southern United States. For this opportunity, the South is defined as: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
  • Financial Stability – Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable before submission of the funding application.
  • Operating Budget – There are not organizational annual operating budget limitations on this funding; organizations are eligible to apply regardless of their annual operating budget amount. However, funding for small, grassroots organizations will be prioritized.
  • Equity – SHIF recognizes that HIV outcomes are significantly impacted by systemic racism, poverty, homophobia, and transphobia, heterosexism, and misogyny. As such, will prioritize funding for organizations led by, majority staffed with, and serving Black and Latinx transgender folx; gender non conforming and nonbinary + people; Black and Latinx gay, bisexual, queer, and same-gender loving men +; Black women; youth of color, other communities of color; and gender identities and sexual orientations of people of color that letters and words cannot fully describe.
  • Good Standing – Current or previous grantees of any AIDS United funding portfolio must be in good standing with regard to reporting and all other grant requirements.
  • Protection of Information – All applicants will be required to provide a plan to protect patient information, including following guidelines in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), as applicable.
  • Relationship to AIDS United – Current AIDS United grantees, including current and past grantees of iFORWARD and/or the Southern HIV Impact Fund, are eligible to apply. Organizations that have not been funded by AIDS United before are also eligible to apply.

For more information, visit AIDS United.

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