The Syringe Access Fund is a national grantmaking initiative that supports service providers and policy projects that reduce the risk of HIV, hepatitis C, and other blood-borne pathogens through expanded access to sterile syringes. Established in 2004, the Syringe Access Fund has been a collaborative effort of various private foundations, corporations, and public charities that together have granted more than $10.4 million. Current partners include the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Irene Diamond Fund, Levi Strauss Foundation, Open Society Foundation, and AIDS United.
The Syringe Access Fund will provide approximately $2 million in new grants covering a two year period to support work in the following areas:
- Syringe Exchange Direct Services: Access to sterile syringes through syringe exchange programs.
- Education/Mobilization: Policy/advocacy campaigns focused on improving public policy at local, state, and/or national levels.
Completed proposals are due by 11:59pm ET, Friday, November 6. For more information about this opportunity or to begin an application, click here.