Foundation Highlight: MAC AIDS Fund

Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko are constantly on the lookout for good opportunities offering vigorous funding streams. Regularly, our site will highlight a foundation or federal agency which may fall under the radar, but provides funding that can help you achieve your programming goals.

Over the past few weeks, we highlighted the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation, the Office Depot Foundation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics for Grades Pre-K–5 grants, the National Forest Foundation, Whole Foods Markets, Dedalus Foundation and Chico’s Charitable Giving Program. This week, we want to talk about the giving efforts of cosmetics company MAC, the MAC AIDS Fund.

Deadline: Oct. 3; nonprofits are eligible. Grants up to $25,000 each.

The program provides support to organizations helping those suffering from HIV/AIDS. Funds go to support organizations providing basic needs, direct services, education, awareness and prevention programs to children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS. The housing program provides permanent housing for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. The fund has launched a new application process and will be holding information webinars for prospective applicants.

Other Grants

The Food and Nutrition Community Grants NOFA is to be released in the spring with a deadline in May. Eligible organizations may apply for only a nutrition or housing grant each year. All grants are considered one-time awards because the MAC AIDS Fund does not normally consider multi-year funding. For renewal requests of same program, there is a three-year cap and organizations are restricted to one submission per program.

Tip: Priority will be given to direct service programs. Contact 212/965-6300.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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