amfAR funding opportunity for grassroots organizations linked to MSM/LGBT communities in Africa addressing HIV/AIDS

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amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research, is inviting grant proposals for the projects to address HIV/AIDS among gay men, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender (TG) individuals in Africa. Grassroots organizations led by or closely linked to MSM/LGBT communities in low- and middle-income countries in Africa are encouraged to submit relevant proposals.

The MSM initiative was started in 2007 with support from different international and regional agencies including UNDP, UNAIDS, and the Global Forum on MSM & HIV. This program seeks to address HIV issues by planning for prevention, treatment, care, and support services; policy, advocacy, human rights efforts; and community-led research.

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Funding Priorities and Areas of Interest

This request for proposals (RFP) solicits proposals for innovative community-led projects relevant to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS among gay men, other MSM, and/or transgender individuals.

The RFP process is different this year in an important way. Based on feedback provided by grantees, applicants and peer reviewers, regional priorities have been determined in advance of issuing the RFP by surveying a wide range of community-based colleagues with experience and expertise in the region. Below (not listed in order of importance) is a synthesis of the priorities they identified, which will be used as a guide by the community peer review panel in making recommendations for applications to be funded.  Well-designed applications that address these priorities will be more likely to be funded by the MSM Initiative.

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Funding Size and Availability

Each organization may apply for an award of up to $20,000 USD to support project-related costs for up to 12 months. Only one application may be submitted per organization. Proposals for general operating support will not be considered.

Approximately $100,000 USD is available for this round of awards in Africa; amfAR anticipates funding from six to eight proposals. Funding recommendations will be announced in December 2011. Organizations that are approved for awards can expect to receive funds to begin activities as early as February 2012.

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–        Community-based organizations located in low-and middle-income countries in Africa (click here to see list of eligible countries);

–        Non-profit organizations (e.g., NGOs, CBOs, and other charitable organizations) that are the equivalent of U.S. tax-exempt non-profit organizations;

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–        Organizations comprised of MSM or LGBT community members and/or that have established links to MSM/LGBT communities and experience directly involving members of those communities in the development and implementation of programs and activities;

–        Organizations with strong management and leadership;

–        Organizations with capacity to carry out the proposed activities and effectively manage award funds.

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Last date for submitting the application is October 6, 2011

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  1. Avatar WILLIAM NSUBUGA says

    Hello Brethren,
    We are Kitetika divine children programme a registered non govermental
    organisation based in Uganda,East Africa.
    Our organisation is rural based and we support orphaned children 3 years
    of age and above.Some are living with HIV/AIDS while others have
    physical disabilities.
    The organisation endeavours to provide the basic necessities of life such
    as food,shelter,healthcare and education.

    Help us bring a smile to a needy orphaned child.Through you we can make a
    difference and better there lives.
    Be blessed.
    Yours Trully,


  2. Avatar mbambu jozonia says

    Thanks for the call of proposals i would like to submit my proposal prevention of HIH/AIDS among disabled persons in kasese, Uganda
    Mbambu JOZONIA avolunteer of kasese district union of persons with disabilities in udanda kasese district in the Rwenzori region

  3. Avatar getarechristian community development organisation says

    I could like to submit our proposals and thank you for your proposals for your call on proposals on HIV Aids.Thanks

  4. Avatar Executive Director Ms Lolita Marcelee says

    Good day we as Reach for life foundation are in dire need of funds we are base in South-Africa,Manenberg Cape-Town,can you pls assist us with the documents God Bless

  5. Avatar Eric Opoku Agyemang says

    We are Cheerful Hearts Foundation based in Ghana. Our main area of operation is HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with the communities, major stakeholders (Ministry of Health,District Assembly, Social welfare) to implement these projects to address the needs of the rural communities we serve.

  6. Avatar biah yormah idriss says

    we are grass root organisation working at communities advocating on health related issues at community levels .

  7. Avatar edward muchera says

    we are so much interested

  8. Avatar edward muchera says

    we are shangilia youth to youth network based in Kenya kangemi slums.we work hand in hand with the community addressing the issues mentioned above.we act as a refferal from the community to the health centre.we dealwith health