Elton John AIDS FoundationDeadline: July 1, 2016
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) seeks to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative HIV prevention programs, eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and support direct HIV-related care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation’s U.S. grantmaking program focuses on the following targeted areas:
- Gay men’s mobilization for health: grants support organizations working for the health of gay men, to support HIV-specific services targeted to gay men and to promote community advocacy for gay-friendly services and programs focused on gay men’s health.
- Youth mobilization for health: grants support youth-led programs to mobilize a new generation of youth to promote sexual health and HIV prevention in innovative and effective ways.
- Black community mobilization for health: EJAF invests in a range of collaborations to engage Black communities in health mobilization and access to medical care, including education and advocacy for HIV testing and treatment, campaigns for comprehensive sexual health education and services, and campaigns for social and economic justice
- Ending injection-related HIV transmission: grants support both policy work and front-line programs to engage people who are at risk for HIV through injection drug use in health campaigns and harm reduction programming to increase sustained access to health care along with mental health services, addiction services, and housing.
- Access to healthcare for ex-offenders: grants support programs that directly address the health of people who use drugs and of people passing through correctional systems, to encourage a significant increase in HIV testing and treatment by these populations, which then can lead to a significant decrease in population-wide HIV infections and illnesses.
- Scale-up of government HIV programming: grants support policy work, communications, and programming to push for effective sustained government funding of targeted combination HIV interventions and linkage to care. This includes support for advocacy to ensure federal, state, and municipal follow-through on the promise of national HIV/AIDS strategies and commitments, particularly commitments for increased HIV testing, increased access to care and reduction of HIV-related health disparities for key populations.
Amount: Approximately $7,000,000-$9,000,000 is awarded annually with grants typically ranging from $5,000-$300,000 and averaging from $50,000-$100,000.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations or organizations with a nonprofit fiscal sponsor that are 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. Organizations supported should be working toward one or more of the following goals:
- Wellness: Services and advocacy to improve the health of people living with HIV or at risk or otherwise affected by HIV
- Rights: Education and advocacy to uphold the rights of people living with and affected by HIV
- Quality of life: Support services, community organizing, and advocacy to address the social and economic needs of people living with and affected by HIV
- Resilience: Capacity-building to strengthen the skills and strategies of organizations and activists addressing HIV