Deadline: 14 June 2017
AIDS United, with generous support from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has announced an opportunity for grant support through the Transgender Leadership Initiative. The transgender community is critically affected by HIV and faces unique challenges in HIV care. The leadership of the transgender community is essential to address the dire HIV epidemic in transgender communities, to improve transgender health outcomes, and to solidify transgender power in our society.
More efforts must be undertaken to recognize the realities of transgender lives and enable transgender individuals to take up leadership roles to address their community’s needs. With this reality, AIDS United is supporting a Transgender Leadership Initiative to identify and expand the leadership capabilities of transgender individuals in local communities to aid in the response to HIV.
To develop leaders in the transgender community to improve HIV service delivery for their peers;
To increase transgender leadership presence in HIV policy arenas; and
To create a cohort of connected transgender leaders who support each other and network to impact their communities for improved outcomes for HIV.
The average grant award will be $15,000; however, applicants are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000.
Grant periods must be between 6 to 8 months.
AIDS United expects to award grants through this initiative by August 1, 2017.
Community‐based organizations, AIDS Service Organizations, and individuals with community‐based organizations fiscal sponsorship are invited to apply as long as they meet the following
1. Non‐Profit Status– Applicants must be non‐profit, tax‐exempt organizations, per the guidelines set 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. Applications that do not hold 501(c)3 status must have an already established relationship with a fiscal sponsor to apply.
2. Organizational Viability– Organizations should be viable with or without the grant. These funds are not intended to help start new organizations or serve as a replacement for discontinued funding.
Eligible Country: United States