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HIV/AIDS Contest Grant Round and Leadership Cohort

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Due to technical difficulties with the online application, we are extending the deadline to 6 PM EST on November 4, 2017.

Through the HIV/AIDS Contest Grant Round and Leadership Cohort, we will award grants of up to $2,500 for innovative projects based in the South that focus on HIV/AIDS in the LGBTQ community.

Projects should center the leadership of those most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South. Grantees will also be invited to take part in a HIV/AIDS Leadership Cohort, providing a year of intensive support and resources as they implement their projects. 

Apply below as an individual or a group; 501c(3) status is NOT required to receive a grant.

This new grant round is part of CSE’s Southern Equality Fund and our new Southern LGBTQ Health Initiative, a partnership with Western NC Community Health Services.

Criteria to Apply:

These are required in order to receive funding:

  • Must live and work in the South promoting equality, safety, and/or visibility of LGBTQ people.
  • Southern Equality Fund grants are intended to support grassroots and new work with annual budgets of less than $50,000; however, if your group’s budget is more than $50,000, please go ahead and apply, explaining why your work is a fit in the application.
  • Although groups are not required to be a 501(c)3 or have a fiscal sponsor in order to apply, we do require that all grantees adhere to 501(c)(3) requirements for funded work.

Funding Priorities:

  • Work that centers the leadership of those most impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South.
  • Innovative ideas for projects based in the South that address HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, or supporting communities impacted by HIV.
  • Groups or individuals that face barriers to funding their work.
  • Work by and for underserved and marginalized communities.
  • Leadership demonstrates commitment to racial, economic and gender justice.

Apply here:

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