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:

AH of Monroe                              $10,,025 Emergency COVID Relief 2020
BASIC NWFL.                                $30,000.  Gifted in 2015, 2018
Broward Education Fund           $64,500
Broward House                             $21,550 ($10,025-Emergency COVID Relief)
Broward Schools                             $6,138
Camillus House                            $20,000 Gifted 2016
Camp 4 Health                              $36,000
COMPASS                                      $10,025 Emergency COVID Relieve 2020
Hope and Help                             $10,000 Gifted 2016
IDEA Program                              $20,000
Latino Salud                                   $39,900  Gifted , 2013, 2014,
Live Free Be Strong                         $2,500
Metro Inclusive                             $10,250 Emergency COVID Relief 2020
Miracle of Love                             $10,025 Emergency COVID Relief 2020
OASIS                                              $40,000 Gifted 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
Poverello                                        $98,303 Gifted 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020
Positive Champions                     $1,000
Pridelines                                       $10,025 Emergency COVID Relief 2020
Project Response                            $3,000
SunServe                                       $120,720 Gifted 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Switchboard of Miami                 $10,000 Gifted 2016
The Pet Project                              $47,000 Gifted 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Ujima  Men’s Collective                $1,000 Gifted 2014
World AIDS Museum                   $20,012 (Gifted 2020, 2019, 2015, 2013
X-Tending Hands                         $15,000 Gifted 2014
Ybor Youth Clinic                         $15,000 Gifted 2014