Charity Treks, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Since its inception, Charity Treks has given over $1,600,000 to the beneficiaries in the form of seed grants. Seed grants are extremely valuable as none of the dollars are “earmarked” and as such may be used in the areas of greatest need or greatest potential, at the discretion of the researchers. These grants are typically $25,000 to $40,000 each. These smaller grants are then used to fund creating a proof of concept that can then be submitted to larger organizations such as the National Institute of Health, World Health Organization or others to achieve much larger grants. To date, the seed grants provided by Charity Treks have resulted in millions of dollars towards novel concepts to reach our goal; a world free from AIDS.