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As a company, Gilead is uniquely positioned to accelerate progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Asia.

Founded in the San Francisco Bay area, one of the epicenters of the initial HIV/AIDS outbreak, we have witnessed first-hand the devastation HIV/AIDS causes in communities around the world. At the same time, Gilead is a leading innovator in the field of HIV, making a significant impact in transforming and simplifying care for people with HIV/AIDS.

 

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV or UNAIDS has set ambitious targets as a crucial step in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. These targets, also known as the 95-95-95 fast-track targets, aim to diagnose 95% of all HIV-positive persons, provide treatment for 95% of those diagnosed, and achieve viral suppression for 95% of those treated.

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At Gilead, we remain committed through our science, therapies and funding to support communities in Asia and around the world to reach these targets. 

In this spirit, in 2018, we launched the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant program to focus on supporting diverse, impactful, and sustainable community-based projects that empower underserved communities that experience obstacles to care. To learn more about Rainbow Grantee projects that support HIV-affected communities across Asia Pacific, click here.

Our Goals

1

EMPOWER

Our grant program aims to empower people living with HIV and persons-at-risk to achieve the best quality of life possible.

Through our grant program, Gilead wants to support projects that place people at the center of care.

2

ENGAGE

Our grant program aims to engage communities on quality-of-life topics for people living with HIV and persons-at-risk, ultimately resulting in societies that are free of judgment and stigma.

3

PARTNER

Partnerships and alliances among communities, NGOs, governments, and businesses are important as we work on HIV programs that help people with HIV and persons-at-risk live long and healthy.

 

How to apply for Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant?

All grant proposals are to be submitted online through the Gilead Grant portal tagging Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant Program, and specifying which focus area the proposal falls under. The Grants Committee will review and award grants based on how closely the proposed project aligns with the company’s mission and grant focus areas. Notifications of funding decisions will be done through the Gilead Grant portal. 

Our focus areas

Under the overarching theme of “Building Back Better to End HIV”, there are three types of projects that we hope to support:

Focus 1: Education and Literacy

We cannot tackle the HIV pandemic without renewed efforts to educate people on how to prevent infection and by eliminating the culture of silence surrounding the disease. In many countries in Asia, public awareness campaigns to influence behavior change have been severely disrupted by COVID-19. Building back better must prioritize long-term changes that protect us from future crisis. This means encouraging voluntary testing and creating a culture of openness and acceptance. Organizations and eligible proposals may include:

  • Education campaigns calling for greater urgency for the prevention of HIV and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

  • Knowledge of U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable) or resources to help persons behaviorally vulnerable to HIV access voluntary testing and counselling

Focus 2: Reducing Health Disparities

The impact of the pandemic has pointed up longstanding health inequities and disproportionately affected people who are vulnerable to or living with HIV (PLWH). Improving livelihood opportunities and tackling the stigma around employing these people are critical to prevention efforts and better health outcomes. Organizations and eligible programs may include those with initiatives or campaigns that raise awareness about HIV stigma and economic inclusion of transgender, PLWH, sex workers, and people who inject drugs etc., for example:

  • Professional and corporate training sessions that raise awareness of HIV/STI related issues

  • Economic empowerment sessions and workshops for vulnerable communities

  • Life skills training programs

  • Capacity building programs for vulnerable populations

 

How to apply for Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant?

All grant proposals are to be submitted online through the Gilead Grant portal tagging Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant Program, and specifying which focus area the proposal falls under. The Grants Committee will review and award grants based on how closely the proposed project aligns with the company’s mission and grant focus areas. Notifications of funding decisions will be done through the Gilead Grant portal. 

Our focus areas

Under the overarching theme of “Building Back Better to End HIV”, there are three types of projects that we hope to support:

Focus 1: Education and Literacy

We cannot tackle the HIV pandemic without renewed efforts to educate people on how to prevent infection and by eliminating the culture of silence surrounding the disease. In many countries in Asia, public awareness campaigns to influence behavior change have been severely disrupted by COVID-19. Building back better must prioritize long-term changes that protect us from future crisis. This means encouraging voluntary testing and creating a culture of openness and acceptance. Organizations and eligible proposals may include:

  • Education campaigns calling for greater urgency for the prevention of HIV and rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy

  • Knowledge of U=U (Undetectable Equals Untransmittable) or resources to help persons behaviorally vulnerable to HIV access voluntary testing and counselling

Focus 2: Reducing Health Disparities

The impact of the pandemic has pointed up longstanding health inequities and disproportionately affected people who are vulnerable to or living with HIV (PLWH). Improving livelihood opportunities and tackling the stigma around employing these people are critical to prevention efforts and better health outcomes. Organizations and eligible programs may include those with initiatives or campaigns that raise awareness about HIV stigma and economic inclusion of transgender, PLWH, sex workers, and people who inject drugs etc., for example:

  • Professional and corporate training sessions that raise awareness of HIV/STI related issues

  • Economic empowerment sessions and workshops for vulnerable communities

  • Life skills training programs

  • Capacity building programs for vulnerable populations

Focus 3: Research for Impact

More than ever, we recognize the importance of reliable information for policy and programmatic planning. Up-to-date and accurate data are critical to empowering practitioners, policymakers and donors with the knowledge to design and fund interventions that will materially improve outcomes for PLWH. Eligible organizations may include those using robust existing data, or generating new data, in order to drive evidence-based advocacy in favor of the development of HIV programs, for example:

  • Programs that target the use and understanding of patient-reported outcomes (PRO) to support the well-being and quality of care of PLWH and individuals at-risk

  • Data analyses or research papers to help organizations measure impact of their programmatic work

Application Process

Eligibility Criteria

Nonprofit status: Certification of non-profit tax status through an official or government-issued document is required for all applicants.

  • Must be established for at least two years upon the time of the grant application

  • Have a strong track record of sound financial stewardship and ability to deliver impactful programming 

  • Have strong commitment to good corporate governance, compliance, and ethics

  • Demonstrate understanding of HIV and affected communities

  • Have a strong network, partnership capacity, and ability to collaborate effectively

 

Grantees must be in at least one of the following territories: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

FAQs

+ How will the award be determined?

A regional Grant Review Committee, comprising of Gilead representatives across various functions, will  review the various applications and shortlist the best ideas. The grants will be awarded to projects whose scope align most closely with the set of requirements outlined in the Request for Proposal (RFP) document of the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant 2021-2022.

+ What is the amount of the grant?

There are no minimum or maximum limits Applicants should request the level of funding that is required based on programmatic needs.

+ Can my organization submit more than one project?

Yes, you can submit more than one project if their objectives are different. However, please note that no more than one project will be granted to each applicant per grant cycle.

+ Can a for-profit organization apply?

No. Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant is only applicable to organizations with a certification of non-profit tax status. To be eligible, the applicant organization:

  • Must be established for at least two years upon the time of the grant application

  • Have a strong track record of sound financial stewardship and ability to deliver impactful programming

  • Have strong commitment to good corporate governance, compliance, and ethics

  • Demonstrate understanding of HIV/AIDS and affected communities

  • Have a strong network, partnership capacity and ability to collaborate effectively

Grantees must be in at least one of the following territories: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

 

Applicants are advised to review the eligibility criteria carefully in the RFP document.

+ How can I obtain the RFP document?

Please email asia.grant@gilead.com for a copy of the RFP document.

+ Can I apply with ongoing or finished projects?

No. Gilead does not provide retroactive grants. Requests for support must be submitted to Gilead prior to the start of the activity

+ My organization has previously applied for the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant. Am I eligible for this year’s grant?

Yes, former Rainbow Grantees are welcome to apply but the disbursement of grant will only be made upon completion of the final report of previous project. However, duplicate applications for same projects will not be considered.

+ If a project will be launched on more than one date and place, should I submit multiple applications?

Project for multiple dates or locations should be submitted in a single, complete application.

+ Can I submit only an annual budget instead of a detailed budget?

No. You must submit a detailed breakdown of the project budget along with the expected grant funding that you require from the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant.

+ Can I upload attachments when I apply?

The online application form requires applicants to upload the projects’ budget plans and timelines. If you have supplementary documents, please send them to asia.grant@gilead.com after submitting the online application form. Please specify the organization name, submission number, project name, and the Gilead Asia Pacific Rainbow Grant Program ID.

+ How will I be informed of the grants award decision?

All official notices regarding the award decision will be sent by email directly to the Grantee organization.

+ Can I discuss my application with Gilead representatives?

Gilead representatives can provide technical assistance, but cannot comment on the award application content. For more information or any further queries, please email asia.grant@gilead.com.