Federal and Corporate Funding Gaps in HIV/AIDS Resources for Small Non-Profit and Grass Roots Latinx Organizations in the Deeps South

Few resources exist that are centered on the Latinx community to address their unique experiences, including bilingual and culturally-tailored messaging, resources, and services related to HIV/AIDS.

Research Questions:

  1. What is resources are currently available to these organization?
  2. From and organizational perspective, what resources do minority-led orgs need to be better supported in obtaining grant funding?
  3. What do minority-operated orgs need (resources) to meet the needs of their targeted communities?
  4. What are the barriers for organizations in applying for funding?

Focus of Literature Review:

The focus of the literature review will be to analyze Federal Funding and Corporate Funding opportunities in the Deep South. Review how many opportunities are unique to Latinx HIV/AIDS serving organizations. Additionally, to research barriers that these organizations face in seeking funding opportunism.

Significance of the Study:

The significance of this study is to bring awareness to the lack of resources and barriers facing grant writers and funding seekers that are leading Latinx organizations. From my current research I have not been able to find articles that address this topic are and content.


Informal Interviews


Abara, W., Coleman, J., Fairchild, A., Gaddist, B., & White, J. (2015). A Faith-Based Community Partnership to Address HIV/AIDS in the Southern United States: Implementation, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Journal of Religion and Health, 54(1).

Barnes, N. (2002). Collaboration between the US and Mexican HIV AIDS sectors: the role of community-based organizations and federal HIV AIDS funding policies in creating a binational political-organizational field. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 22(4/5/6), 21–46.

Gardner, N., Johnson, J., Bonner, H., & Tatchell, R. (2015). Section 330(e) Community Health Centers: A grounded theory study of primary barriers to utilization by the health insured as perceived by center professionals (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing).

Henderson, C. (2010). National AIDS Fund Announces Major Grants, Enabling More Than 35 Community-Based Organizations to Help Improve Access to HIV Care in their Communities. AIDS Weekly, a11, a12, a13.

Poku, N., & Bonnel, R. (2016). Funding of community-based interventions for HIV prevention. African Journal of AIDS Research, 15(2), 163–171.