Read about the 2021 Cohort Campus Projects for the Faith & HIV/AIDS Capacity Building Grant.Learn more
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 America 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, IA 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
Applications for the Interfaith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building grant are now open! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until October 14th and grant implementation will take place from September 1, 2022- June 20, 2023. If you have any questions about your application, please contact Don Abram, [email protected]. We encourage you to share this grant opportunity with your networks and spheres of influence, as we are actively seeking strong applicants.
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2022 Interfaith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building Grant RFP
Interfaith America and Wake Forest University School of Divinity through the Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative are working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States. These states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Interfaith America is pleased to offer $4,000.00 grants to campus interfaith leaders to facilitate community-wide learning and develop curricular or co-curricular programs on the HIV/AIDS crisis in the South.
Read a roundup of last year’s recipients of the Interfaith HIV and AIDS Capacity Building grant and their projects.
We are honored to explore the intersection of faith and HIV and create opportunities for people to engage in this critical issue.
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