CLOSED OPPORTUNITY: Thank you for your interest in the Southern HIV Impact Fund. We are no longer accepting Letters of Intent. 

The Southern HIV Impact Fund (the Southern Fund) supports organizations across intersecting movements to enhance and coordinate HIV prevention, care and support services, and advocacy and movement-building across the South.

The Southern Fund resources organizations that center trans-identified and gender non-conforming persons; Black and Latinx gay, bisexual, and queer men; other people of color; people who experience oppressive policing and mass incarceration; and reproductive justice for women of color and gay and bisexual men. AIDS United and the funding collaborative believe that the lives of people living with, or at risk of HIV cannot be siloed into one issue area and therefore, organizations are expected to demonstrate how their work intersects with racial and gender justice.

The goals of the Southern HIV Impact Fund are to:

  • Increase collaborative efforts across the U.S. South to end HIV and reduce health disparities;
  • Catalyze a demonstrable increase in leadership in the U.S. South that is more reflective of the regional HIV epidemic, while also providing support to current leaders; and
  • Increase resources to the South, both through technical assistance and grant making.

Eligibility: Only organizations that submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) and received an invitation to apply are eligible to submit a full application.

Important dates:

  • May 26, 2021: Organizations invited to submit a full application
  • June 8, 2021: RFP Webinar at 3:00 pm ET
  • June 14, 2021: Deadline to request to submit an Alternative Application (see RFP)
  • June 23, 2021: Deadline to submit materials for an Alternative Application (see RFP)
  • June 30, 2021: Complete applications due by 3:00 pm ET
  • September 2021: Approved applicants will be notified of funding decisions
  • October 2021: Negotiation of final targets and execution of grant agreements
  • October 2021: Applicants not funded notified of funding decisions
  • November 1, 2021: Grant period begins
  • November 14, 2021: Grantee welcome webinar

Important Documents – Read these prior to submitting your proposal:

Archived Materials:

Portal Questions? If are you are experiencing technical difficulties with the AIDS United Grantee Community Portal, please email Shannon Wyss at before the deadline of June 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm ET to receive assistance. Due to the volume of applicants please anticipate waiting 24-48 hours for a response to your inquiry.

Other Questions? Please contact the Southern HIV Impact Fund team at

This page was last updated June 2, 2021.