Sunday, February 10, 2008

Grants for HIV/AIDS Treatment And Prevention Programs

From The Foundation Center...

M·A·C AIDS Fund Accepting Applications for HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention Programs

Deadline: March 14, 2008; June 13, 2008; and September 15, 2008

Established in 1994 by M·A·C Cosmetics ( ), the M·A·C AIDS Fund supports men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. Since its inception, M·A·C Cosmetics has provided more than $100 million for the M·A·C AIDS Fund.

The fund has identified the following four crucial areas of need affecting the epidemic: 1) Link Between Poverty and AIDS -- Funding for basic needs such as food and housing to those living with HIV/AIDS; 2) Models of Care -- Developing hospitals and increasing the number of doctors and nurses in countries that need it the most; 3) Treatment Adherence -- Developing peer- based programs to help people adhere to their treatment regimes; and 4) Prevention -- Programs with a specific focus on high risk populations such as youth, people over 50, and African Americans.

Grants are awarded to nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that are directly associated with HIV/AIDS. Typical grant size ranges between $5,000 and $25,000 each. All grants are considered one-time gifts as the fund does not consider multi-year granting. With the exception of North America- based charities, the M·A·C AIDS Fund does not accept unsolicited international grant proposals. Grant applications are accepted year-round and proposals are reviewed and awarded quarterly. The fund encourages organizations to apply in advance of application deadlines.

Visit the M·A·C AIDS Fund Web site for complete program information, funding restrictions, and application procedures. RFP Link:


tramaine said...

I can you point me in the right direction for hiv/aids grants. my foundation is for children living with HIV/AIDS. i will like to have a home for the children, aand continue my outreach service in my communties,HIV Testing,educational groups, and passing out condoms.

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Dear Tramaine,
Hello, thanks for reading and for commenting with your question. I would be sure, if I were you, to research what MAC Cosmetics offers curently for AIDS programs support. While the grant above has 'expired' they are committed to the cause and are surely offering a new round of grants for AIDS/HIV. Also, be sure to read points numbered 1 and 3 (and the following pertinent points) in my post "Some Free Resources" at:

Good luck with your important work!

Chelle said...

Hi we are looking for grants from religious organizations for a children and HIV treatment book. Where do you recommend us looking for funding?

Arlene M. Spencer said...

Hi, thanks for reading, and for commenting.

In response to your question, I recommend that you see my response to the comment above yours, here, ( - research who is giving grants for HIV/AIDS publications both currently and which grant donors have in the recent past); also, I can't encourage you to click on the "How To" Label (in the right hand margin, below). The posts, under that Label and look at posts explaining how to find funders or how to prospect. This blog is all about how to do every aspect of the grant writing process (and more). Dig into the Labels (like an index at the back of a book) and look over what all is here. There's a lot that can help you for free, here.

Good luck!

Best, Arlene