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Sector Transformation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits Addressing HIV/AIDS
for Organizational Restructuring Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AIDS United

Deadline Date:

02/05/18 - Deadline for consideration in the Spring review; applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 2


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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA and territories nonprofit organizations that provide HIV/AIDS services to support organizational restructuring activities. This program helps community-based organizations and AIDS service organizations to restructure in order to remain sustainable and vibrant. Grantmaking is focused on tangible restructuring outcomes.

Change is nothing new for AIDS service organizations (ASOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs). They’ve evolved time and time again since the beginning of the HIV epidemic. Only now, change is coming on multiple fronts — and it’s happening fast. Reimbursements. Health care financing. Biomedical advancements. Health care delivery. The mainstreaming of HIV care. To keep up, ASOs and CBOs don’t need as much business acumen as commercial organizations — they need more. That’s where the AIDS United Sector Transformation initiative seeks to help.

Through Sector Transformation, AIDS United will provide grant support to HIV organizations led by and serving marginalized communities actively engaged in transformational projects. These can include, but are not limited to:
-Expansion of services;
-Development of strategic alliances or partnerships;
-Mission expansion or rebranding;
-Transition to FQHC or FQHC look-alike status;
-Post-merger integrations;
-Responsible closures;
-Or mergers or consolidations.

Grant funds may be used for the following:
-Direct personnel and program/legal expenses for sector transformation efforts
-Indirect expenses directly related to the proposed project activities (not to exceed 15%)

AIDS United provides Sector Transformation grants to support organizations actively engaged in transformational projects, such as:
-Expansion of services
-Development of strategic alliances or partnerships
-Mission expansion or rebranding
-Transition to FQHC or FQCH look-alike status
-Post-merger integrations
-Responsible closures
-Mergers or consolidations
-And more

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162780

Estimated Size of Grant:

A maximum of $30,000 will be awarded to support specific organizational needs (personnel and program/legal expenses) directly related to the proposed restructuring activities.

Term of Contract:

This initiative is focused on tangible restructuring outcomes within a one-year time period.

Applicants may apply for a maximum of 12 months of funding. AIDS United will also consider proposals with shorter grant cycles (6 or 9 months, for example).

Given the nature of sector transformation, AIDS United recognizes that there are projects that are in need of funding and/or technical assistance that may not require an entire year to execute and others that may require far more, though funding is never provided for more than one year at a time under this initiative.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This funding is available to organizations that are actively engaged in community restructuring activities. Please do not apply if you are in the very early stages of consideration of transformational options, or are yet to begin formal conversations with potential partners. Documentation of Board approval and engagement in these activities is required.

The Sector Transformation program works with organizations that are led by and serving marginalized communities (including MSM of color, women of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, people who use drugs, and sex workers).

Sector Transformation grants will support HIV-focused work within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American Reservations/Tribal Land, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and any other U.S. territory.

Organizations eligible to apply include any 501(c)3 organization (or those with a fiscal agent).

Prohibited expenses include:
-Expenses not directly related to the proposed project
-Medication or medical care
-Facility acquisition or renovation
-Deficit reduction or debt payment
-Displacement of existing funding sources
-Indirect expenses over 15%
-Program or organizational development

Pre-Application Information:

To apply for a grant, first complete a Letter of Inquiry Form.

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) are accepted on a rolling basis through April 2.

There will be two grant reviews in 2018, both during the first half of the year. Please submit an LOI by February 5, 2018 to be considered for the first grant review.

AIDS United will review your LOI and notify you within two weeks of submission if you are invited to submit a full proposal.


How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)