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Positive Organizing Project (POP)

Positive Organizing Project (POP)

Positive Organizing Project, supported by Gilead Sciences, is designed to revitalize a grass-roots organizing movement among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) that impacts HIV-related stigma, raises education and awareness among policy makers, and indirectly improves outcomes along the continuum of care. The program supports local organizing efforts to address stigma and engagement in care. This is being accomplished by (1) revitalizing the movement of HIV-positive mobilization in local communities, and (2) ensuring synergistic efforts that help us document models that are effective in achieving organizing goals, and can be shared and scaled elsewhere.

New Funding Opportunity: 

AIDS United (AU), with funding from Gilead, is pleased to announce the opportunity for grant support through the Positive Organizing Project (POP). The overarching goal of this initiative is to: 


  • increase grass-roots mobilization and engagement among people living with HIV within service delivery systems that directly impact stigma, 
  • improve the policy and community environment for inclusive and effective HIV programs; and 
  • indirectly improve outcomes along the HIV continuum of care. 

AU expects to award grants through this initiative by Oct 19, 2015. Average grant award will be $15,000; however, applicants are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000. Grant periods may not exceed one-year, and 6 to 8 month project periods are encouraged. Email with questions.

Applications are due no later than 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday August 14, 2015.
For full RFP click here.
To begin an application click here.

The 2014-2015 Positive Organizing Project Grantees:

 For more information about PoP, email:

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