ABOUT CHANGE THE PATTERN.
The National AIDS Memorial is partnering with Southern AIDS Coalition to bring sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to communities throughout the Southern U.S to highlight and honor Black and Brown lives lost to HIV and AIDS.
Change the Pattern is a new initiative created to reimagine the response to the epidemic in the region. The program brings an opportunity for learning and action through immersive Quilt displays, educational programming, advocacy, quilt-making, and community grants in twelve Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
ABOUT THIS FUNDING OPPORTUNITY.
This funding opportunity, supported through a $100,000 grant from the National AIDS Memorial in partnership with Southern AIDS Coalition and Gilead Sciences, will provide organizations in Mississippi with rapid response funds ranging from $5,000-$10,000 to support immediate needs of communities impacted by the Jackson water crisis. Funding will support community-based HIV/AIDS organizations in their efforts to serve constituents impacted by the current water crisis.
Please be advised that this funding opportunity is only available to organizations in Mississippi with 501(c)(3) tax status, or a fiscal sponsor with said tax status.
Funded organizations should be located in Jackson, or providing services to Jackson and surrounding communities impacted by the water crisis.
Organizations funded must have a mission or focus on serving those living with HIV, impacted by HIV or otherwise work at the intersections of HIV, health, and justice.
Use of funds may include, but is not limited to:
Purchasing water, food, supplies, and materials for distribution to impacted communities
Costs of transporting items to impacted communities
Cost of transporting clients to obtain necessary items
FUNDING AVAILABILITY. This fund will award up to $100,000 to organizations to address immediate community needs
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