Our projects

We fund young leaders who run innovative, exciting grassroots HIV prevention projects around the world

Staying Alive impact since 2005

$5 Million
distributed
500+
Grants
66
Countries

Our global impact

We give out financial grants and training to young people who we believe in, who we trust, and who we are genuinely inspired by.

Current projects

Featured projects

The Dove Foundation, India

10K+
people reached
Young rickshaw pullers leave their families and migrate to cities in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh to ferry tourists around the Taj Mahal, Agra and the sacred Cremation Ground in Varanasi. Many young rickshaw pullers inject drugs and visit local brothels, exposing themselves to HIV.
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Semper Musica Association, Romania

4,000
high school students taught about safe sex
Even though many people become sexually active at a young age in Romania, talking about sex with parents at home or with teachers at school is still a taboo, especially in more rural areas. Semper Musica Association increases high school students’ and young people’s access to educational information about safe sex.
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Youth Empowering Initiative (YEI), Uganda

5
micro business loans given out
MTV Staying Alive’s four-year grant helped YEI’s HIV-prevention activities reach young people affected by conflict in Western Uganda who are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
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Jovenes Promotores por la VIHda, Mexico

5,000+
young people reached
Jovenes Promotores is a group of students from Guadalajara, Mexico, working to educate young people about safe sex and HIV prevention.
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