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Gilead COMPASS Initiative Transformative Grants

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Emory University, Gilead COMPASS Initiative
May 2, 2022

The Gilead COMPASS Initiative offers grants for organizations working in the southern United States to build the capacity to provide and sustain high quality and accessible HIV education and care.

The purpose of this grant is to help organizations improve internal organizational operations to better serve people living with and/or impacted by HIV in the U.S. South by strengthening leadership; adaptability to organizational, programmatic and environmental changes; resource management; improving systems and skills; and supporting cultural values and norms.

Grants will be awarded in 2 focus areas:

  1. Organizational level interventions - examples include:
    • Strategic plan development, including a review and revision of the organization's mission, vision, and values
    • Board, governance, and leadership development
    • Finance and administration enhancement
    • Service delivery and impact
    • Resource development
    • Communication and marketing plan enhancement or development
    • Internal management and operations
    • Innovation in delivering public health services
  2. Community level or systems level interventions - examples include: HIV risk reduction, awareness campaigns, transportation, food insecurity, COVID-19, housing, and creation of support provider coalitions

Priority is given to organizations that provide services in and reside in rural areas or identified service desert areas.


Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in and doing work in the Gilead COMPASS Initiative service area.

Applicants that do not have 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.

Geographic coverage
The service area is 12 southern states including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Amount of funding

Up to $100,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

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Evaluation methods and resources · Food security and nutrition · Fundraising · Governance of healthcare organizations · Grant writing · HIV and AIDS · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare facilities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Stigma · Sustainability of programs · Transportation · Alabama · Arkansas · Florida · Georgia · Kentucky · Louisiana · Mississippi · North Carolina · Oklahoma · South Carolina · Tennessee · Texas

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