The Elton John Aids Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from organizations working with people who are most affected by HIV in the Americas, defined as the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Central or South America.
Grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve the health of people living with HIV or at risk or otherwise affected by HIV; uphold the rights of people living with and affected by HIV; address the social and economic needs of people living with and affected by HIV; and/or strengthen the skills and strategies of organizations and activists addressing HIV.
First-time applicants are invited to apply for grants of between $20,000 and $100,000 in the first year. EJAF will also consider requests of up to $300,000 from organizations with a national focus or working in multiple countries and that have a proven ability to implement large-scale programs.
Priority will be given to organizations that are led by and based in the communities being served; advocate for improved government health policies and funding; are piloting or scaling innovative programs to promote health and rights; can show a history of activism, creativity, and urgency in working to address and curtail the HIV epidemic; and are grounded in evidence about where and among whom HIV infections are happening and evidence about the best interventions to help people avoid infection or, if HIV-positive, to live healthy lives.
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