Grant opportunities

AIDS United’s grant-making portfolio dates back to the founding of the National AIDS Fund in 1987.

Funding for local communities

$118 Million

for local communities

Additional investments leveraged

$184 Million

additional investments leveraged

Organizations supported


organizations supported each year

As of January 2021, our strategic grant-making initiatives have directly funded more than $118 million to local communities, and we have leveraged more than $184 million in additional investments for programs that include, but are not limited to, syringe access, access to care, capacity-building, HIV prevention and advocacy.

Regions we’ve been able to provide support for:

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Expanding syringe services programs capacity to respond to COVID-19

In 2021, as part of the COVID-19 response under the American Rescue Plan Act and in partnership with collaborative Centers within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resources to support SSPs and expand their overall capacity to provide COVID-19 vaccination, education, testing and expanded services for additional adult vaccination were awarded to NASTAD and partner, AIDS United. 

This one-year demonstration project, with expanded authority to extend its impact beyond the first year, aims to strengthen the capacity of SSPs to serve as critically essential access points for COVID-19 vaccination services, general COVID-19 response interventions and broadened adult vaccination services for people who use drugs. 

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This project will support the development and implementation of best practices for COVID-19 and other adult vaccination, either onsite or by increasing navigation to community-based vaccination. These strategies and activities will assist SSPs to implement comprehensive, sustainable COVID-19 vaccination and other vaccination services within SSPs, improve services provided and enhance national understanding of how to successfully reach PWUDs and offer diversified health services.

We are pleased to invite you to apply for a one-year grant from the Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health: Supplemental Funding for Expanding SSP Capacity to Respond to COVID-19 funding opportunity. Completed RFPs are due Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. EST.

Relief, Recovery & Resilience Fund

Established to help meet the immediate and urgent needs of people living with and vulnerable to HIV in regions affected by urgent crises like earthquakes and hurricanes, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund supports access to HIV care, housing, food and much more.

Please note that funds are not currently available to support additional requests. However, we anticipate receiving new funds in the coming months to continue our support for organizations doing this important work.

Competitive organizations must:

  • Have an HIV focus and utilize a social and racial justice framework.
  • Clearly articulate the importance of the issue or challenge that they and their community are experiencing, the current opportunity to address it, and why the applicant is the appropriate entity
    to address the stated challenge.
  • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status as designated by the IRS or have a fiscal sponsor that does.

Need more information?

Please email for eligibility information or to be notified when additional funds are available. Please include your name, your organization’s name and the state where you’re located.