Riders in front of California Capitol 2013

Donations

Donors make Climate Ride happen.

Donations to participants allow them to take part in these great events and provide crucial funding for their chosen beneficiaries. All donations to Climate Ride are fully tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 27-1777457. 

Donors can support your fundraising using our online software (either right from your page or by searching for your name here) or by donating via mail using our Donation by Mail form. Ideally, you'll send donors directly to your fundraising page so they can read about your inspiration for participating in one of our events!

Matching Donations

A great way to multiply the impact of your donors' support is to encourage donors to ask their company if it matches gifts. As long as the matching gift comes in by the end of year fundraising deadline, it counts toward your goal. Matching donations are often processed quarterly by companies, so if you want to take advantage of matching donations to get to your fundraising minimum, be sure to start early! If you're counting on a match and waiting for it to meet your minimum, but it may not come until after the event, please reach out to us as soon as you can. 

The process for your donors is pretty simple: First, they'll make a donation to a participant or to the Climate Ride Annual Fund. Then, they'll contact their company's HR department to begin the matching process. Be sure to note how often the company sends out matches - some only do it annually, while others do it quarterly. Once the match arrives in the Climate Ride office, we'll post it right to your fundraising page.

Contribution of Securities

A gift of stock can be a great way for a donor to support a participant while at the same time lessening their tax burden! To facilitate electronic payment, receipt and proper acknowledgment of the gift to our account at Vanguard, please download and complete the form below. You will fill out the Gift Details section and provide your broker with the specific information included in the Delivery Instructions section. 

Contribution of Securities Form (DOC)

Contribution of Securities Form (PDF)