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COMPASS Initiative® Community Investment Opportunities
Investing in the community means providing resources, skills, and support to those at the frontline of the HIV epidemic. It also acknowledges the unique barriers to care that many communities in the South experience. The community investments provided by the COMPASS Initiative® will focus on addressing these barriers by increasing organizational capacity, building awareness, reducing HIV-related stigma, advancing education, sharing knowledge, and promoting the wellbeing of individuals through mental health services and trauma-informed care.
Trainings & Consultations
Capacity Building Assistance Consultation Form
The Emory University Coordinating Center provides consultations to facilitate individual or organizational change among organizations in the South. Available capacity building consultations include: Governance and Leadership, Mission, Values, & Strategy, Finance and Administration, Resource Development, Strategic Relationships and Coalition Building, Communications, Internal Management and Operations, and Service Delivery and Impact. Click below to submit a request for a consultation.
Stigma Reduction & Culturally Appropriate Care
These trainings emphasize the need for HIV awareness, stigma reduction, and culturally appropriate care in our effort to address the epidemic in the Southern United States. Training topics include Undoing Racism, Stigma & HIV, Cultural Competence & Humility, and Addressing Employment Needs & Maximizing Opportunities for People Living with/or at Greater Vulnerability to HIV.
Available April 19, 2021.
Transformative Grants are focused on supporting the development and implementation of programs and activities that address the four programmatic focuses of the Gilead COMPASS Initiative®, including organizational capacity building; wellbeing, mental health, trauma-informed care, substance use, and telehealth; faith based advocacy; and HIV-related stigma reduction. The maximum amount an applicant can request is $100,000 (including overhead).
For more detailed information check back April 19th. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on Monday, May 17, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
Note: If you would need an alternative way to submit the RFP other than through the grant portal, you will have to reach out to the email@example.com by Monday, May 10, 2021 by 11:59 CST to be considered. Please include “Alternative Transformative Grant Submission Request” and your organization's name in the subject line of the message. Within the body, please outline the submission request and reason for alternative submission request.
Click HERE for the RFP for Building Organizational Capacity. Click 'Apply' below for Emory University Rollins School of Public Health - Organizational Capacity Building
Click HERE for the RFP for HIV Related Stigma Reduction. Click 'Apply' below for Southern AIDS Coalition - HIV Related Stigma Reduction
Click HERE for the RFP for Wellness/Mental Health/Trauma Informed Care/Substance Use. Click 'Apply' below for Univ. of Houston - Wellness, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use, & Telehealth
Click HERE for the RFP for Faith-Based Advocacy. Click 'Apply' below for Wake Forest Univ. School of Divinity - Faith-based Advocacy & Spiritually Integrated Capacity Building
ACTION Grants - TGNC
Available April 26 - May 31, 2021. ACTION-TGNC supports organizations led by individuals whose gender is different than assigned coercively at birth, including but not limited to transgender, gender queer, non-binary, indigenous, and gender non-conforming (TGNC) genders to create funds, build movements, and increase access to TGNC affirming services. Award amounts range from $20,000-$25,000 (including overhead). View more details here.
Abierto 26 de Abril 2021 - 31 de Mayo 2021. ACTION-TGNC apoya a las organizaciones dirigidas por personas cuyo género es diferente del asignado al nacer, incluyendo, pero no limitado a géneros transgénero, género queer, no binario, indígena, y géneros no conformes (TGNC) para crear fondos, construir movimientos, y aumentar el acceso a servicios de afirmación de géneros TGNC. Los montos de las subvenciones oscilan entre $ 20 000 y $ 25 000 (incluidos los gastos generales). Ver más detalles aquí.
ACTION Grants - Latinx
Available April 19, 2021. ACTION-Latinx – Supports organizations to build or enhance services to be more trauma informed, promote wellness, and strengthen harm reduction approaches for Latinx led organizations or those organizations that predominantly serve Latinx communities. Award amounts range from $20,000-$25,000 (including overhead). View more details here.
Abierto 19 de Abril 2021 - 31 de Mayo 2021. ACTION-Latinx apoya a organizaciones a construir o mejorar servicios que sean informados sobre el trauma, promuevan el bienestar y fortalecen los enfoques de reducción de daños para organizaciones dirigidas por Latinx y/o organizaciones que predominantemente dan servicio a la comunidad Latinx. Los montos de las subvenciones oscilan entre $ 20,000- $25,000 (incluidos los gastos generales). Ver más detalles aquí.
Faith Capacity Building Grant
Now accepting Letters of Intent (LOI). Only organizations who submit a letter of intent to apply to the Faith Capacity Building Grant will be invited to submit a full application. Click 'Apply' to submit your LOI.
This grant provides funding, up to $250,000, to provide resources for faith-based organizations and/or nonprofit organizations to develop and scale programs and initiatives or conduct research to enhance communications, trauma informed care, health ministries, and other programs that promote positive and transformative faith and health outcomes throughout the Southern region of the United States, specifically in the area of HIV.
Faith Action & Congregational Partner Grants
Congregational Partnership Grants will provide funding up to $15,000 to provide resources for churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples, to develop programs and initiatives or conduct research within their local religious communities that promote positive faith and health outcomes, specifically in the area of HIV.
Faith Action Grants will provide funding up to $25,000 to provide resources for nonprofit organizations for action-oriented projects centered around faith to help reduce stigma, engage in spiritually integrated trauma-informed care, and aid in changing the perception of HIV/AIDS in the south.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on May 15, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
The PoWER Institute: PoWER Forward
The PoWER Institute’s “PoWER Forward” is a 5-month intensive collaborative learning opportunity for established organizations interested in strengthening the effectiveness of their programs, enhancing the fundability of grants, and developing and marketing effective communication campaigns. *Space is limited (up to 6 organizations will be selected to participate). Organizations that are selected will be awarded $20,000.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on May 7, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
**Participation in PoWER Forward does not guarantee successful award of additional COMPASS Initiative funding, nor other grant opportunities.
Learning It Together (LIT)
Learning It Together is a 9-month cohort-based educational program for faith-based and organizational leaders. The goal of LIT is to build collaborative knowledge, capacity, and expertise in a particular topic related to faith and HIV/AIDS, and to strengthen community networks through enhanced collaborations between participating religious and nonprofit organizations. Space is limited to 6-8 leaders.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on April 15, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
LEARN: Harm Reduction
Leading with Education, Advocacy & Resistance with our Neighbors (LEARN) is SUSTAIN Wellbeing COMPASS Coordinating Center’s shared learning opportunities to build organizational leadership and support organizational transformation. The primary goal of LEARN is to build knowledge, capacity, expertise and leadership in a particular topic area. Each cohort of LEARN is centered on a different content area. No prior knowledge around harm reduction is required to participate.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on May 1, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
LEARN: Trauma-Informed Leadership & Supervision
To end the HIV epidemic, we must consider the negative impact of organizational environments on both staff and clients, and create strategies and interventions to build equitable and trauma-informed environments. Informed by the six principles of trauma-informed care, trauma-informed leadership and supervision is a social justice-oriented strategy for leadership and supervisors to create healthy professional relationships with their staff members. In order for trauma-informed supervision to advance equity and staff wellbeing, it must be meaningfully incorporated into organizational policies and procedures, realistically operationalized, and integrated into daily practices. More importantly, trauma-informed supervision should be intentionally modeled by organizational leadership as a way to support and sustain change. A specific goal of LEARN TILS is to educate and equip HIV service leadership and those in supervisory roles with the knowledge and skills needed to implement and foster trauma-informed environments for staff.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on June 1, 2021 WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.
If you have questions about any of the Community Investment opportunities,
you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.