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.
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.
Faith Capacity Building Grant Awardees
Vision Community Foundation
Inspiration and Change Inc.
Faith Action Grant Awardees
Health Awareness Foundation for Life
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Southern Regional AHEC
Texas Health Action
Transformative Grant Awardees
Metropolitan Charities, Tampa
Together for Hope
Foundation for Living
Resource Center for Women & Ministry in the South
Learning It Together Artist Grant Awardees
“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