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Southern HIV Impact Fund Request for LOIs

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible Southern States for
HIV Prevention, Care, and Support Services

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Foundation / Corporation

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AIDS United - Southern HIV Impact Fund

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Deadline Date:

08/30/19 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible southern states for HIV prevention, movement building and advocacy, and care and support services. A letter of inquiry is required prior to submission of a full application. Applicants must be based in and provide services in one of the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

The Fund supports and funds organizations that focus on serving trans-identified and gender non-conforming persons; Black and Latinx gay, bisexual, and queer men; other people of color; people who experience oppressive policing and mass incarceration; and reproductive justice for women of color and gay and bisexual men. For more traditional HIV-focused organizations, it is important to show how their work intersects with racial and gender justice. The collaborative of funding partners believes that the lives of people living with, or at risk of HIV cannot be siloed into one issue area.

The Southern HIV Impact Fund offers grant support under two categories: general operating support and project-specific support. AIDS United encourages applicants to review the two categories below very carefully before determining the grant category under which they will apply. For more information about these categories, see:

All funded projects and invited organizations must be aligned with the core values of Social Justice and Intersectionality and Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV. For more information about these core values, see:

The Southern HIV Impact Fund will prioritize applications that are innovative, intersectional in their approach, meet a need that is unmet or insufficiently met, and are rooted in a thorough understanding of the culture and needs of the community. It is important to provide a clear understanding of the population you propose to work with and demonstrate how the staff for your project and organization is representative of the community(ies) you serve. People who are representative of the epidemic in your locality should be involved in the design and implementation of the project. The application must fall under one or both of the following categories: HIV prevention and service provision and HIV-focused political action and mobilization. For more information about these focus areas, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186294

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum funding request is $100,000 for all applications.

Term of Contract:

Applicants must be able to utilize funds within a 12-month period beginning December 1, 2019, and ending November 30, 2020. At this time the Southern HIV Impact Fund grants are one-year only.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for funding through the Southern HIV Impact Fund, the following criteria must be met:
- Geographic Location: Applicants must have a staff member who is based in and who also provides services or focuses their work specifically in one of nine states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
- Nonprofit Status: Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, per the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with proper 501(c)(3) status. Appropriate verification of this federal status will be undertaken by AIDS United before final grant decisions are made. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.
- Financial Stability: Organizations should be fiscally stable and viable prior to submission of the funding application. These funds are not intended to serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
- Funding Priorities: Proposed efforts focused on 1) HIV Prevention and Service Provision and/or 2) HIV Focused Political and Social Action

Pre-Application Information:

- June 18, 2019: Organizations invited to submit a Letter of Intent
- July 9, 2019: Letters of Intent due by 11:59 PM EDT
- July 19, 2019: Organizations invited to submit a full application
- August 30, 2019: Complete applications due
- November 2019: Approved applicants will be notified of funding decisions
- November 2019: Negotiation of final targets and execution of grant agreements
- November 30, 2019: Applicants not funded notified of funding decisions
- December 1, 2019: Grant period begins
- February/March 2020: Grantee convening
- May 15, 2020: Interim grantee progress reports due
- November 30, 2020: Grant period ends
- January 15, 2021: Final grantee progress reports due

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

For questions regarding the content of the letter of inquiry contact:

For questions regarding navigating the web portal contact:
Shannon Wyss

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Florida;   Georgia;   Louisiana;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Texas