COMPASS Initiative Faith Coordinating Center

Faith Coordinating Center

The COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating Center focuses on preparing ministry and nonprofit leaders to address the needs of vulnerable populations such as rural communities in Appalachia, African Americans and LGBTQ individuals. These groups, particularly in the South, often experience a higher number of cases of HIV/AIDS with access to fewer support and prevention resources.

2023 Grant Opportunities

Applications open March 1st and close May 8th

Black Faith & HIV

A new initiative powered by the Faith Coordinating Center

The “Black Faith and HIV” initiative is a dynamic hub for interfaith communities to access educational and communications resources, virtual and in-person professional development opportunities, and sustainable mechanisms for addressing the HIV epidemic in their communities. 

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Meet Our 2022 Grant Awardees

2022 Grant Recipients

Faith Capacity Building Grant Awardees

Interfaith America
Vision Community Foundation
Inspiration and Change Inc.
Selma AIR

Faith Action Grant Awardees

Health Awareness Foundation for Life
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Southern Regional AHEC
Compassionate Atlanta
Texas Health Action


Transformative Grant Awardees

Metropolitan Charities, Tampa
Together for Hope
Foundation for Living
Relationship Unleashed
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South

Learning It Together Artist Grant Awardees

Emilio AponteSierra
Lauryn Whitney
Ashon Crawley
Tarik Daniels

Over 400,000 with HIV in South

“Applying a theological understanding to the role of the church in transforming how communities approach HIV/AIDS is critical to our work. We have a unique opportunity to engage faith communities in answering the call to serve and love beyond the stigmas of the past.” Dr. Shonda Jones

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