2022-2025 Texas Health Impact Grant Program
As a 2022-24 ViiV Healthcare Amp Grant Program Lead, TPIF will operate micro-granting, capacity-building, and network-building programs to grassroots organizations in Texas currently leading work, or seeking to develop innovative work for people living with or vulnerable to HIV. Our program, Texas Health Impact Grant, will seek and fund organizations serving our target populations: individuals from the transgender community and MSM (gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men), primarily Black and Latinx populations most vulnerable to HIV and the stigma associated with it, and who face the steepest barriers to obtaining treatment. Community-based organizations working in the areas of Advocacy for Persons Living with HIV and Linkage and Engagement to Care will have the opportunity to receive general operating support and technical assistance through three consecutive one-year grants.
Application for our Texas Health Impact Grant cohort closed November 7, 2022 and the selection process is underway. We anticipate announcing the organizations selected for the cohort late December 2022.
Our Community Grants: Focus Communities and Populations
In our effort to drive support and build capacity in LGBTQ+ communities that have been historically disadvantaged, TPIF has identified Focus Communities and Populations to guide its work and establish funding priorities.
- While we will continue to fund a full range of organizations, projects, and leaders, (particularly through our donor advised funds) we will prioritize funding within our general and special grant cycles for our Focus Communities and Populations.
- We embrace organizations and projects that address the current and direct needs of communities while also seeking to correct the systemic injustices that unfairly burden people living within these identities and at their intersections.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression While using the acronym of LGBTQ+ serves the full spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. These include but are not limited to:
- Asexual, Aromantic
- Transgender, Two-Spirit, Transexual, Non-Binary, Gender Non-Conforming, Agender
TPIF places a focus on supporting the safety, rights, health, and well-being of Texas’ people of transgender experience.
Geography While TPIF funds groups that work statewide and in local communities, for the next five years it will seek to build capacity in these geographic areas:
- Rural underserved areas
- Border communities
- Towns and small cities
- Under-resourced areas and neighborhoods within urban centers
Race and Ethnicity TPIF focuses on building the capacity of organizations, projects, and leaders serving communities of color including:
- Black and/or African American
- Native and Indigenous Peoples
- Asian, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Desi, and Arab (APIDA)
Age TPIF recognizes the difficulties of being LGBTQ+ at each end of the age spectrum and maintains a focus on essential services and social supports for:
- Senior and elderly people
- Youth particularly those who are unhoused
- Young adults 18 – 25
Displaced People TPIF recognizes the complications to living of displaced people and will concentrate on:
- Homeless Youth
- Undocumented Persons
- Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Persons
People living with and at higher risk for HIV/AIDS TPIF maintains a focus on organizations and projects that serve PLWHA and communities at higher risk to HIV/AIDS.
People living with Disabilities TPIF maintains a focus on organizations and projects that serve people with disabilities.
What we Fund
Our grantmaking to non-profit organizations and organizations with fiscal sponsorship is intentionally broad for initiatives providing direct support to LGBTQ+ persons and communities in Texas. Community Grants award funds for general operating support; applications are not required to identify projects or submit project plans.
What we Don't Fund
- Applications from individuals.
National organizations or their local affiliates, except for programs developed at the local level to meet local needs in Texas.
Initiatives outside the State of Texas.
Annual campaigns, capital campaigns, donor recognition events, event sponsorships.
Applications from government agencies.
Organizations that do not support transformational change and inclusivity of all LGBTQ+ individuals as well as racial equity in Texas.
More than one application per organization per year.
Organizations that are not 501(c)3 or do not have a Fiscal Sponsor.
Questions regarding TPIF Grants should be addressed to [email protected].