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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.

 


Grants

Transformative Grants
Deadline Extended!!! See below.
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).

Applications received AFTER  the deadline  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

Click HERE to watch the recording of the Informational video for all focus areas.

Deadline Extended to Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:59PM CST
Click HERE for the RFP for Emory COMPASS Coordinating Center Transformative Grant - Capacity Building Click 'Apply' below for Emory University Rollins School of Public Health - Organizational Capacity Building
 


Deadline Extended to Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:59PM CST
Click HERE for the RFP for Southern AIDS Coalition Transformative Grant - HIV-Related Stigma Reduction. 
Click 'Apply' below for Southern AIDS Coalition - HIV Related Stigma Reduction


Deadline Extended to Sunday, May 8, 2022, 11:59PM CST
Click HERE for the RFP for University of Houston SUSTAIN Center Transformative Grant - Approach Matters: Trauma-Informed Care Organizational Change Initiative 
Click 'Apply' below for Univ. of Houston - Wellness, Mental Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Substance Use, & Telehealth

Deadline Extended to Sunday, May 15, 2022, 11:59PM CST
Click HERE for the  RFP for Wake Forest University Faith Coordinating Center - Faith-Based HIV Stigma Reduction
Click 'Apply' below for Wake Forest Univ. School of Divinity - Faith-based Advocacy & Spiritually Integrated Capacity Building

Faith Capacity Building Grant

Faith Capacity Building Grants will provide funding for up to two organizations at $200,000 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. Due to limited funds and a high volume of applicants, we reserve the right to fund organizations at or below $200,000.

Applications received AFTER 11:59PM CST on May 2, 2022  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

Faith Action Grants

Wake Forest University School of Divinity is seeking faith partners to initiate programs to respond to the HIV crisis in the South by shifting narratives away from stigma toward healing and life-enhancing possibilities for those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Our aim is to collaborate with Christian and interfaith partners, create inclusive faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with HIV, and educate emerging faith leaders who will impact how communities respond to HIV/AIDS in the future. 

Faith Action Grants will provide $25,000 awards 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. We are seeking to fund organizations committed to the creation of inclusive faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with and affected by HIV that provide opportunities for physical, emotional, and financial wellness.
For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM CST on May 2, 2022  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.


Collaborative Learning

The PoWER Institute: PoWER Up for Organizational Success
Extended through May 1st. Apply today!
The PoWER Institute’s “PoWER Up for Organizational Success” is a 7-month intensive learning opportunity for emerging organizations interested in enhancing their infrastructure. The Institute is a synchronized learning opportunity that includes both cooperative learning and team coaching with sessions taking place both virtually and in-person. The intent of PoWER Up is to help participating organizations learn how to:

  • Assess areas in need of improvement within their organizations
  • Develop a work plan to address those concerns
  • Implement a change management strategy, and 
  • Learn how to become a high-functioning organization.

PoWER Up will provide an opportunity for organizations to review and enhance various areas of their organization’s infrastructure. The key areas of focus include strategic planning, internal operations and fiscal management, leadership development including board development, change management, program planning, fund development and diversification, and sustainability.

For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM CST on May 1, 2022, WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

**Participation in PoWER Up does not guarantee successful award of additional COMPASS Initiative funding, nor other grant opportunities.

The PoWER Institute: PoWER Evaluation Training Series

The PoWER Institute’s “PoWER Evaluation Training Series” is a 4-week intensive learning opportunity designed to increase the knowledge and capacity of organizations around conducting evaluation and using evaluation findings. This is also a peer-to-peer learning opportunity for organizations to learn about how other organizations are evaluating their programs, campaigns and interventions. The intent of PoWER Evaluation is to help participating organizations learn how to:

  • Describe the program and create evaluation questions to focus the evaluation
  • Develop an evaluation plan 
  • Learn what performance measures and indicators are 
  • Choose appropriate measures and indicators for programs
  • Decide how to collect and analyze data
  • Share evaluation findings with various audiences

PoWER Evaluation will teach participants various ways to improve programs and show impact by using evaluation. The key areas of focus include evaluation planning, data collection and analysis, recommendations for program improvement using evaluation data and dissemination and implementation of evaluation findings.

For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 11:59PM EST on April 11, 2022, WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

**Participation in PoWER Evaluation Training Series does not guarantee successful award of additional COMPASS Initiative funding, nor other grant opportunities.

Learning It Together (LIT) Artist Cohort

The Learning It Together (LIT) Artists Cohort will provide funding of up to $25,000 for non-profit organizations and $50,000 for an Artist-In-Residence to support the creation and amplification of arts-based projects centered around faith to help reduce stigma and aid in changing the perception of HIV/AIDS in the south. The Faith Coordinating Center will provide potential opportunities for amplification in collaboration with GLAAD and other local, statewide and national media outlets.

We are seeking to fund creative projects that facilitate the creation of inclusive and healing faith spaces (virtual and/or in-person) for LGBTQ persons and people living with and affected by HIV.

For more detailed information click here. Applications received AFTER 12:59PM CST on May 2, 2022  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.

LEARN: Trauma-Informed Leadership and Supervision (TILS)

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 justice-oriented
strategy for leadership and supervisors to create healthy professional relationships with
their staff members. In order for trauma-informed leadership and 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 leadership and 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 (10:59pm CST) on June 15, 2022  WILL NOT BE REVIEWED or CONSIDERED for participation.


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.

 

If you have questions about any of the Community Investment opportunities,
you can contact us at info@gileadcompass.com.