The Elton John AIDS Foundation holds one request for proposals (RFP) each year. The 2013 RFP was launched on May 1, 2013. The deadline for submitting letters of intent (LOIs) will be 5 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 24, 2013. All completed LOIs will be reviewed by EJAF. After the initial review is completed, EJAF will issue timely notices both to organizations that have been selected to submit a full application, as well as those organizations EJAF is unable to further consider. EJAF anticipates communicating with applicants in mid-June on the status of their request.
Full applications will then be reviewed by EJAF, and final funding decisions will be communicated to applicants by December 2013.
Due to the high volume of requests received, we unfortunately cannot respond to inquiries about the status of submitted applications. If you submit an LOI before 5 PM Eastern time on May 24, 2013, you will receive a notification on the status of your request.
Please note that if you are requesting renewed funding for a project supported by EJAF in 2012, you will need to fill out a different form. All organizations making a renewal request should contact EJAF staff for more information.
EJAF’s grant-making priorities include HIV programs focused on gay men’s health and rights, African American health and rights, youth mobilization for sexual health and rights, syringe access and harm reduction, post-prison community re-entry, and scale-up of quality HIV programming in the Southern U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Unsolicited proposals may be submitted once per year. The next open call for proposals will be released in the spring of 2014.
For the 2013 RFP, EJAF will only be accepting LOIs from charitable (not-for-profit) organizations located and working in the following geographic regions (prioritized based on population-level HIV prevalence, numbers of people living in poverty, and other factors):
- • Alabama
- • Florida
- • Georgia
- • Louisiana
- • Mississippi
- • North Carolina
- • South Carolina
- • Tennessee
- • Texas
- • Virginia
- • Washington D.C.
- • California (San Francisco, Los Angeles)
- • Connecticut (Hartford, New Haven)
- • Illinois (Chicago)
- • Maryland (Baltimore)
- • Michigan (Detroit)
- • New Jersey
- • New York (New York City)
- • Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
- • Puerto Rico
- • Canada (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver)
- • Caribbean (Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica)
- • Mexico and Central America
- • South America (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela)
Please also note the following parameters for all applicants and funding requests:
- • EJAF will not discuss potential LOIs prior to submission nor will it accept phone calls or meetings to discuss potential projects. EJAF will not offer guidance on how to submit a competitive LOI.
- • Organizations may submit more than one LOI, however EJAF will generally fund only one proposal per organization.
- • EJAF will consider requests up to $100,000 for an unsolicited proposal.
- • EJAF will not fund grants to individuals or for-profit institutions, conferences or meetings, or support infrastructure costs.
- • Please note that in the 2013 LOI round, EJAF will give priority to organizations already working in collaboration with existing EJAF grantees.
Given the above, if you would like to submit a LOI, you may do so here.
Potential applicants requesting support for work in Africa, Asia, and Europe should apply to our sister Foundation in the UK: www.ejaf.com.
If you have any questions or need assistance with this application process, please contact Matt Blinstrubas at firstname.lastname@example.org