10% Lifeline

Each year, up to 10% of the total raised from the SMART Ride is set aside so we may gift funds to other agencies throughout Florida who also provide services for those living with HIV/AIDS or helping to prevent the spread of this disease

The projects funded must meet the following criteria:

  • Organization’s work must include HIV/AIDS services
  • Donations given to your organization as a benefiting agency of The SMART Ride must be used for direct services to include, but not limited to, medical assistance, psycho-social services, housing assistance, pharmaceutical assistance and/or testing within the HIV/AIDS community. None of the money obtained as a beneficiary can be used for capital improvements of any kind, general salaries and/or bonuses.
  • Applications must state clearly the purpose of the funding and the expected outcomes.  All projects must have a direct service, education or care component to be considered.

As the need for funds is so great for HIV/AIDS organizations throughout the state, we would rather not fund a project or an organization for more than two years consecutively. Second-year funding must show a demonstrated impact from the use of the funds as well as a quality plan for continued outside funding

To apply for the 10% Lifeline Click Here to download the application. For questions about the 10% Lifeline please contact Christy Falco at ChristyF@thesmartride.org. Applications are reviewed at the quarterly board meeting.

Since 2012 the following agencies/organizations have benefited from the 10% Lifeline:

Live Free Be Strong                         $2,500
World AIDS Museum                      $7,500
Latino Salud                                   $39,900
Project Response                            $3,000
Camp 4 Health                              $36,000
OASIS                                              $20,000
Ybor Youth Clinic                           $10,000
Poverello                                        $40,000
The Pet Project                              $37,000
BASIC                                              $30,000
Broward House                             $11,500
Ujima  Men’s Collective                  $1,000
SunServe                                        $20,000
Broward Schools                             $6,138
Positive Champions                     $10,000
Hope and Help                             $10,000
Switchboard of Miami                 $10,000
Camillus House                             $20,000