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:

Open grants

Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV (2iS)

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s HIV/AIDS Bureau released funding to support a new initiative entitled “Using Innovative Intervention Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes among People with HIV (2iS).” The Fenway Institute, in partnership with AIDS United, will serve as the Coordinating Center for Technical Assistance for this initiative. 

The intervention strategies will focus on four areas: people with substance use disorders; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and all sexual and gender minority youth; people who are or have been justice-involved; and using telehealth services for people with HIV.

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The goal of the 2iS initiative is to apply the HRSA HAB implementation science framework to identify innovative intervention strategies, pilot test the intervention strategies at up to 20 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded recipient organizations, provide technical assistance to support implementation at the sites, and develop accessible dissemination products to promote the replication and scale-up of successful intervention strategies in the RWHAP and other HIV service organizations nationally. 

The grantee portal, where you will submit application materials, will open on Dec. 7, 2021.

Completed RFPs must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 12, 2022.

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.