The Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative™ is an unprecedented $100 million commitment over 10 years to support organizations working to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southern United States. Gilead has selected three coordinating centers to lead the corporate giving program of the initiative. These coordinating centers will identify and provide funding to local organizations that are committed to addressing the epidemic throughout the region, focusing on capacity building and shared knowledge in community-based, underfunded organizations; wellbeing, mental health and trauma-informed care; and awareness, education and anti-stigma campaigns.

Areas of Focus

  • Capacity Building and Shared Knowledge

    Community-based organizations can benefit from sharing best practices in organizational management to optimize success and develop a leadership role in the community.

  • Wellbeing, Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Care

    Care and social support services should include a holistic assessment of wellness needs, including mental health and trauma history.

  • Awareness, Education and Anti-Stigma Campaigns

    Stigma, lack of science-based disease education, fear-based myths and fear of discrimination can lead to isolation and delayed testing and care.