MTV Staying Alive Grants
MTV Staying Alive Grants are awarded to small, youth-led organizations from around the world that:
- Are entirely led by young people under the age of 27
- Are community-based, grassroots organizations
- Educate and/or give out responsible and accurate information about HIV and AIDS targeted at young people in their communities
- Eliminate or alleviate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS
- Encourage young people to take concrete action to protect themselves from HIV infection
- Demonstrate innovation and creativity in their activities
- Reflect and honor the culture in which the project operates
There is a particular interest in organizations who work with key at risk populations, including adolescent girls, LGBT community, sex workers, prisoners, and injecting drug users.
Amount: Grants of up to $12,000 per year are awarded. Applicants also receive Staying Alive materials (including MTV Staying Alive programming and teaching kits), a small fund to buy technical media equipment, a local mentor, a personal grant manager as well as training and development.
Eligibility: Organizations led by young people between the ages of 15 and 27 that work in HIV prevention. The focus is on organizations that are start-ups and do not have much support, financial or otherwise. It is much more likely to fund an organization that has little or no existing funding to date, rather than those with several funders on board.
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