The Washington AIDS Partnership employs a unique and efficient mechanism for responding to the local HIV/AIDS epidemic through its collaborative grantmaking model. By bringing together informed grantmakers, community leaders, and people living with HIV/AIDS to participate in the grant decision-making process, the Washington AIDS Partnership is able to award over $1 million annually.

The Partnership has two grant rounds each year, in the spring and fall. Requests for Applications are either invitation-only or open to all nonprofit organizations in the Greater Washington region. Grants are awarded for a one year period.

Grantmaking Priorities

    • Access to and Retention in Care: Addressing barriers to and improving engagement in HIV medical care for low-income populations
    • High-impact HIV Prevention: Supporting innovative strategies for hard-to-reach populations who are at high risk for HIV/AIDS
    • LGBTQ Health and Wellness: Investing in game-changing ideas that will result in positive and long-term change for or improvements in the quality of life and health of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) populations
    • Medical Morale: Addressing morale issues among HIV/AIDS medical providers that negatively affect quality of care
    • Public Policy: Identifying and addressing systemic issues negatively impacting HIV/AIDS and related health services
    • Technical Assistance: Support and training to increase capacity and expertise among local nonprofits serving individuals living with HIV/AIDS

Request for Applications

The Washington AIDS Partnership does not currently have any open requests for applications (RFA). Please check this page for future updates, and follow the Partnership on Twitter @WASHAIDS for RFA announcements.

Photo by Betsy Karel for the Washington AIDS Partnership A Fight We Can Win publication.