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We now have the tools to contain and reduce the spread of HIV.

And yet, almost 1 million people died of AIDS and related causes last year worldwide. In certain groups – such as Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM), Sex Workers and People Who Inject Drugs – the scale of the epidemic is actually growing, instead of decreasing.The reasons for this trend are not that we do not have the tools and services to address the problem, but due to a lack of access to such tools and services.

We believe this lack of access is driven by stigma and discrimination.

Vulnerable groups are those with the greatest need for help and support, and yet are the same groups who are most marginalised and isolated by their own governments, communities and society as a whole.

Our Commitments

No More Discrimination

No more HIV Infections

No More AIDS Deaths

The Foundation is committed to:

• No more discrimination
• No more new HIV infections
• No more AIDS deaths

This agenda informs our understanding of what we are achieving. Monitoring our impact against these goals is central to our grant making.

Our Current Grant Opportunities



The global community now has the tools to meaningfully address new HIV infections; however, HIV is on the rise in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA).

To address the challenges in EECA and ensure no one is left behind in the global effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the Elton John AIDS Foundation and Gilead Sciences have partnered together in a ground-breaking initiative called RADIAN. RADIAN aims to meaningfully address new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS related illnesses in EECA through focussed action, investment and resourcing to improve the quality of prevention and care for people at risk of or living with HIV in the region.

RADIAN is a natural evolution of the existing collaboration between the Foundation and Gilead in the EECA Key Populations fund, which gave the organisations a greater understanding of the urgent needs in EECA and the necessary experience to respond.

RADIAN is a collaboration between Gilead Sciences Europe Limited and Elton John AIDS Foundation. Funding is provided through grants which are assessed and administered by the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Gilead has no involvement in the selection and assessment of award applicants and winners.

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Our Previous Grant Opportunities



Through the Fund for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the Foundation and partners support initiatives benefiting the populations most-at-risk for HIV in this region. This fund is not currently open for application.


The LGBT Fund is a partnership between EJAF, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS. As part of the LGBT Fund, small grants are available where LGBT people face stigma, discrimination and violence. More information available at


Pioneer Grants support specific initiatives focusing on an individual key population at higher risk – such as men who have sex with men (MSM), sex workers and people who inject drugs – within an individual country. This fund is not currently open for application.


Flagship Grants target a specific vulnerable group through a number of related initiatives within an individual country. Programmes seek to genuinely ‘close the gap’ for a specific vulnerable group by engaging in a number of activities ranging from service delivery to advocacy. This fund is not currently open for application.

Large Scale & Grass Roots Initiatives


Support Grants drive momentum towards an AIDS free future because they have the potential to have an impact on large numbers of people. Support Grants target groups within the general population such as adolescents, children, women and girls. This fund is not currently open for application.


Small, one-off grants are awarded to grassroots initiatives that deliver tangible, immediate benefits to people living with HIV. This fund is not currently open for application.