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AIDS United, with support from Johnson & Johnson, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity supporting organizations undergoing strategic restructuring to remain vibrant and sustainable!


Through Sector Transformation, AIDS United will provide grant support to of up to $30,000 to HIV organizations led by and serving marginalized communities actively engaged in transformational projects. These can include, but are not limited to:
  • expansion of services;
  • development of strategic alliances or partnerships;
  • mission expansion or rebranding;
  • transition to FQHC or FQHC look-alike status;
  • post-merger integrations;
  • responsible closures;
  • or mergers or consolidations.

This initiative is focused on tangible restructuring outcomes within a one-year time period.


This funding is available to organizations that are actively engaged in community restructuring activities. Please do not apply if you are in the very early stages of consideration of transformational options, or are yet to begin formal conversations with potential partners. Documentation of Board approval and engagement in these activities is required.

The Sector Transformation program works with organizations that are led by and serving marginalized communities (including MSM of color, women of color, transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals, people who use drugs, and sex workers).

Sector Transformation grants will support HIV-focused work within the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Native American Reservations/Tribal Land, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and any other U.S. territory. Organizations eligible to apply include any 501c3 organization (or those with a fiscal agent).


Full applications for Sector Transformation are submitted by invitation. To begin the process, please complete this Letter of Inquiry form. AIDS United will review your LOI and notify you within two weeks of submission if you are invited to submit a full proposal.

Letters of Inquiry (LOI) due March 14, 2018. Submit an LOI here. To view a list of LOI questions before submitting, click here.

If you have questions, please reach out to the Sector Transformation team at

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