Philadelphia AIDS Thrift

Supporting HIV/AIDS Services across the Delaware Valley


Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2023 through December 15, 2023.

Philadelphia AIDS Thrift is incorporated in Pennsylvania as a non-profit business and a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. Our goal is to sell the lovely, useful, interesting, amusing, and sometimes mysterious stuff generous people donate to our thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Our current main beneficiary is the AIDS Fund. The AIDS Fund distributes money to nineteen AIDS Service Organizations in the five-county Philadelphia region.

In 2014, the Board of Directors approved a new grant making process to distribute an additional set amount of funds each year to HIV/AIDS Service Organizations that apply for funding. Please read the guidelines below for information on how to apply.

Application Guidelines:

  • Grant requests must be for direct services for adults and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Organization must be a non-profit (or sponsored by a non-profit organization)
  • Organization and/or service must be located in the Delaware Valley (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties as well as the Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington counties in New Jersey, and New Castle County in Delaware)
  • Historically, grant awards have ranged from $1,500 to $10,000, with an average award of $5,000
  • Applicants are limited to one proposal at a time, and if chosen, may only receive one grant per calendar year
  • Normally excluded for consideration are: capital campaigns, salaries/benefits, and requests for new building construction

Proposals will be accepted for this year’s grant cycle between October 15, 2023 and December 15, 2023.

Complete proposals will be reviewed by the Philadelphia AIDS Thrift Funding Committee in December. Winners will be notified by January 15, 2024, and awards will be announced publicly by January 31, 2024.

We’re sorry, this year’s application deadline has passed.


Information Necessary for a Complete Proposal:

Failure to include all required documents will result in an incomplete proposal. Incomplete proposals are ineligible for funding by Philadelphia AIDS Thrift.

I. Application Form:

1. Complete all fields on the online application form, and submit the form when ready.

II. Required Supporting Materials:

1. Your current 990 IRS Form (required). [Optional: most recent fiscal year’s audit.] Financials must be up to date.
2. Your most current tax determination letter.
3. Your strategic plan document, if you have one.

If you are using another 501(c)(3) non-profit organization as a sponsor you must include a letter from that organization outlining said agreement as well as a copy of their most current tax determination letter.


We’re sorry, this year’s application deadline has passed.