Staying Alive Award: youth-focused projects designed to stop the spread of HIV

Staying Alive Foundation fulfills its mission by presenting the Staying Alive Award annually, to youth-focused projects designed to stop the spread of HIV in the most infected and affected communities outside of North America.

Since the Foundation was launched a year ago, we’ve joined forces with the MAC AIDS Fund, Miss Sixty, Kangol and the Body Shop among others, raising money to give out grants to young activists and peer educators involved in HIV & AIDS. On World AIDS Day 2005, The Foundation awarded 29 grants to young people and organisations from around the world. Many more will follow this year.
Awards from US$1,000 to $10,000 will be made to youth-focused organizations and individuals that:

identify, support and mentor individual youth leaders responding to HIV and AIDS in their communities
educate and/or disseminate responsible and accurate information about HIV and AIDS targeted to youth
eliminate or alleviate the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS
encourage young people to take concrete action to protect themselves from HIV infection
demonstrate innovation and creativity
reflect and honor the culture in which the project operates
provide compelling stories that SAF and MTV can promote and publicize
All grants are for one year of activities.

Eligibility: Organizations and/or initiatives that can demonstrate credibility and impact through references, government accreditation, and a track record of accomplishment in fighting HIV and AIDS are welcome to submit proposals. Staying Alive Awards will not be made for scholarships, capital improvements, laboratory research, and major equipment.

If you have questions, please send them via fax or email. Please do not phone.

Or they can be faxed to: +1 212 258 8515

Proposals are due by midnight, Eastern Standard Time, September 15, 2006.