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
Ybor Youth Clinic $10,000
The Pet Project $37,000
Broward House $11,500
Ujima Men’s Collective $1,000
Broward Schools $6,138
Positive Champions $10,000
Hope and Help $10,000
Switchboard of Miami $10,000
Camillus House $20,000