Faith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building Grant

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Despite significant advancements in medical research and expanded access to life-saving medicine, HIV and AIDS is an ongoing epidemic. Decades of silence, stigma and structural barriers to treatment and testing have allowed the epidemic to spread, disproportionately impacting communities of color. According to recent CDC data, the epicenter of the epidemic has moved from cities like New York and Los Angeles to the American South. Although only 38% of the U.S. population lives in the American South, approximately 51% of new cases originate in Southern States. Of those, Black and Latinx communities account for the majority of new diagnoses.


Recognizing the critically important need to address this health crisis head on, Interfaith Youth Core has partnered with the Gilead Compass Initiative at Wake Forest Divinity School to address the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS. As part of this new partnership, IFYC will be launching a $4,000 Faith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building Grant aimed at providing financial, curricular, and capacity-building support to campus partners advancing work at the intersection of interfaith cooperation and HIV and AIDS. Selected universities will receive grants to facilitate community-wide learning and develop curricular or co-curricular programs on the HIV and AIDS crisis in the South. Projects will be designed to address stigma and increase understanding of HIV and AIDS throughout the region.

Upcoming Grant Cycle

Grants will be awarded on an ongoing basis for work to be done in the Fall of 2021 and Winter of 2022. This year’s grant cycle has closed, but next year’s cycle will launch in June and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and grant implementation will take place from September 1, 2022- June 20, 2023. If you are interested in receiving information or remaining abreast of this project, please contact Don Abram, We encourage you to share this grant opportunity with your networks and spheres of influence, as we are actively seeking strong applicants.


Interest Form

Thank you for your interest in Interfaith America’s Faith and HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Grant. The Grant Cycle will open again in June 2022. Please fill out the following form so that our team may follow up when applications open.

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We are honored to explore the intersection of faith and HIV and create opportunities for people to engage in this critical issue.

— Dr. Eboo Patel