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Grantmaking Overview

2017-2018 Community Responsive Grants 

In May, the AFC released its annual Request for Applications (RFA) for its 2017–2018 responsive funding cycle. The funding priorities for this RFA were: 1) harm reduction; 2) capacity building; 3) pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); and 4) post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Congratulations to our new grantees!

  • Care Alliance Health Center: LGBTQ Healthcare Initiative, $59,021
  • LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland:  Radiant Collective, $39,500
  • Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center:  Fiscal Staff Support, $40,000
  • Ursuline Piazza:  Operating Support, $46,240

Targeted Grants:  As part of the AFC's commitment to become even more strategic and timely with its grantmaking, we began a program of targeted grantmaking in the summer of 2005. With targeted grantmaking, the AFC invites agencies to submit proposals addressing priority areas as they are identified by the AFC or other community organizations. Although these proposals are invited by the AFC, they are subject to the same review and decision-making process laid out in the AFC's bylaws. Recent Targeted Grant Recipients include:

  • Circle Health Services, Syringe Service Program
  • Equitas Health, Transforming Care Conference scholarships
  • LGBT Community Center, PrEP Popular Opinion Leader program
  • LGBT Community Center, Pride in the CLE
  • University Hospitals, to integrate HIV testing and PrEP education into Emergency Medicine

Discretionary Grants:  Discretionary grantmaking through the AFC is designed to provide supplemental funding opportunities for a variety of short-term or one-time HIV/AIDS-related needs in the community that are not supported by other community HIV funds.  Each request is limited to $5,000 and the AFC allocates up to $25,000 per calendar year towards its discretionary funds. The AFC's discretionary grant policy outlines the intended purpose of its discretionary grantmaking and the process for applying.  Discretionary grant funds for HIV-related activities are available only to not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) agencies and governmental organizations in Northeast Ohio.  Individuals and organizations without 510(c)(3) status applying for discretionary grant funds must be sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization that agrees to serve as fiscal agent for the grant funds. Recent Discretionary Grant recipients include: 

  • The LGBT Center
  • Ministry of Hope
  • Rob Toth (The LGBT Center)
  • Tracy Johnson (Recovery Resources)
  • AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
  • Jan Briggs/VA Medical Center (Ursuline Piazza)
  • Naimah O’Neal (Ursuline Piazza)
  • CWRU Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing