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The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Funding Guidelines

Grants from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) are made based on the periodic review of the grant requests. Requests that are selected for possible funding are those that are deemed by the Trustees to be in keeping with Ms. Taylor’s wishes to be the most appropriate use of the Foundation’s funds at the particular time that grants are made.

Please review the grants policy below before applying.

Grants Policy:

  • Grant funds are for one year only.
  • ETAF does not generally fund grantees in consecutive years.
  • Only one application per organization per year.
  • Agencies must have at least 3 years experience in delivering HIV/AIDS programs.
  • Online trainings, curriculum development and website projects will be secondary focus for funding considerations.
  • Grants request amounts generally should not exceed $25,000 – the Foundation prefers request for less than the maximum.
  • In order to be considered for funding, all applicants must comply with ETAF application instructions, complete forms and supply requested documents.

The Foundation does not fund:

  • Projects which are not HIV/AIDS specific
  • Salaries and benefits (except for direct program staff)
  • Intermediary, “pass-through” non-profit entities for subsequent granting
  • Capital Campaign requests (including the construction or renovation of buildings and the purchase of depreciable assets)
  • Biomedical research/research
  • Start-up costs and organizations which are not incorporated and established for public benefit and charitable purposes
  • Direct financial assistance to individuals
  • For-profit entities
  • Annual campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Universities, Hospitals and government agencies
  • Costs of producing films, videos, theatrical productions, art exhibits or books
  • Fundraising activities/events
  • Conference expenses
  • General operating expenses/indirect costs/administrative cost

Applicants may email the Grants Director at to request the guidelines for a letter of intent. If your program is of interest to the foundation, you will then be forwarded a copy of the application guidelines and forms. You may contact the grants director to discuss a particular proposal if you are uncertain as whether it falls within the guidelines.

Deadline Dates for 2016

U.S. 501(c)3 agencies
March 11, 2016
Prevention and advocacy programs only

U.S. 501(c)3 agencies
July 8, 2016
Direct services programs only

Strategic Funding – Year round by invitation only

International applications are by invitation only. Please contact Lela Hung, Grants Director, at if you have any questions.

Completed applications or inquires should be mailed to:

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
Grants Director
269 South Beverly Drive
Suite 147
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Completed applications or inquiries should be mailed to:

The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
269 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 147
Beverly Hills, CA 90212