Zeroing In: Ending the HIV Epidemic

We believe that people should have access to the same quality healthcare, regardless of their background and circumstances. Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) – Zeroing In: Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) – we aim to build on previous programs while also supporting organizations working to increase the overall health and wellness of communities most impacted by HIV and the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Below please find a summary of the program and its purpose. Click here to find the full FOA with detailed information about the program.


Program and Purpose

Through this new funding opportunity, Gilead seeks to provide support to organizations whose programs align with established international and country-specific EHE goals. This includes local community programming, multi-organization community-driven projects, and coalition-led proposals from organizations collaborating to end the HIV epidemic in their respective cities, statesterritories, countries or regions

Projects must prioritize key populations per local EHE plans, and align to one or more of the following three focus areas:

  • Comprehensive HIV Innovation Programs
  • Digital Health Innovations
  • Community Outreach and Education

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • A proven track record of sound financial stewardship and ability to deliver impactful programming
  • Proven excellence in program development and implementation, when and where applicable
  • Established for at least two calendar years
  • Institutional infrastructure, including administrative capacities
  • Core content expertise and strong grounding in existing data and methodologies to end the HIV epidemic
  • Knowledge of social change approaches
  • A strong network and partnership capacity and ability to collaborate effectively

Gilead welcomes proposals which target specific activities aimed at improving health outcomes aligned with at least one of the key focus areas noted above. Projects should intend to support key populations who face health inequities as designated by local EHE plans.

List of eligible territories and countries can be found within the FOA in Appendix B by clicking here


Application Process and Grant Funding

Organizations are required to submit their requests in English using our online grants portal.

Grant requests will be accepted on a rolling basis until 11:59 p.m. EST on Nov. 15, 2021

Gilead will consider grant requests up to $250,000 from individual organizations and up to $500,000 for collaborative requests that include two or more organizations with a timeline for completion of up to, but no more than,18months starting Jan. 1, 2022

Questions related to this FOA should be directed to grants@gilead.com with the subject heading “Zeroing In”.



Disclaimer Statement

  • Submission of an application does not guarantee any award of funding.

  • Gilead reserves the right to approve or deny any submitted application for any reason,at its sole discretion

  • The number of funding requests awarded will depend on the number of applications received.

  • Applicants must provide a detailed budget as part of the application, which will undergo fair market value assessment.

  • Recipients receiving support will be required to complete post-program budget reconciliation, submit any data required for state/federal/country reporting purposes such as open payments (Sunshine Act) and provide program outcomes.

  • The awarding of a grant in any one cycle does not imply that any subsequent grant for the same project or a similar project will be awarded without further application and approval.

  • Previous funding from Gilead does not imply any future funding will be given.