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

90+

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:

Open grants

People Organizing Positively

We’re pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the seventh cycle of the People Organizing Positively initiative. With continued funding support from Gilead Sciences Inc., we anticipate making eight to 12 grant awards that will range from $35,000-$45,000 per award for a 12-month project period.

Funding will prioritize projects developed within organizations serving and advocating for people living with HIV. Applicants must demonstrate organizational dedication to the leadership development of people living with HIV predicated on the principles of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV. 

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The goals of the initiative are to support organizations that:

  • Embrace and operationalize the principles of Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV.
  • Increase leadership capacity of people living with HIV.
  • Support grassroots activities that involve the leadership of people living with HIV.
  • Strengthen the organizational practices that embody and operationalize MIPA values.


Pre-applications will be accepted between June 22, 2022, and July 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Applicants must submit all materials through our online portal: aidsunited.force.com

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 grants@aidsunited.org 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.