amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Community Awards  Program

 GMT Map Grants

From 2007 through 2014, amfAR provided small grants to nearly 200 grassroots organizations in over 80 low- and middle-income countries through the GMT Initiative Community Awards Program. The grants helped the organizations improve and expand the HIV services they provide for gay men, other men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals (collectively, GMT).

The organizations profiled here are all current or former grantees of amfAR’s GMT Initiative and reflect the Initiative’s global reach. Their stories illustrate the vital role of community-based grassroots efforts in responding to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS among GMT.

GMT Initiative Community Award Profiles

Bangladesh: Bandhu Social Welfare Society

Belize: The Collaborative Network for Persons Living With HIV (CNET+)

Cameroon: Alternatives-Cameroun

China: Hebei Light of Love Care Group

Dominican Republic: Centro de Orientacion e Investigacion Integral

El Salvador: Asociación Solidaria Para Impulsar el Desarrollo Humano’s (ASPIDH)

Ghana: Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights

Haiti: Fondation SEROvie

Honduras: Asociación Jóvenes en Movimiento (AJEM)

Jamaica: Talk About Your Business Safely (TABS)

Kenya: PEMA Kenya

Malawi: Center for the Development of People (CEDEP)

Mexico: Vallarta Enfrente el SIDA

Nepal: Blue Diamond Society

Paraguay: SOMOSGAY

Perú: Investigaciones Médicas en Salud

Philippines: TLF Sexuality, Health and Rights Educators Collective

Swaziland: Rock of Hope

Tajikistan: Equal Opportunities

Thailand: Human Rights Education Institute of Burma

Ukraine: The Penitentiary Initiative