About the Founders Circle
The Founders Circle and Climate Ride Growth Campaign
Climate Ride is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Click here to make your tax deductible contribution online.
If you have pedaled in a Climate Ride or supported a rider, you know that Climate Ride is a life-changing experience that inspires riders to deepen their commitment to sustainability, bicycle advocacy, renewable energy, and solving the challenges that arise from climate change.
After 5 years and more than $1 million granted to beneficiaries, now we're shifting to a higher gear. In 2012, we introduced the Founders Circle and Growth Campaign, with the goal of bringing the Climate Ride experience to even more people in the coming years. Please read on about the Founders Circle, the donor levels, and then JOIN US!
Thank you for helping us to acheive the $10,000 Matching Grant in 2012: Multiple donors have already stepped forward including two-time rider Catherine Bock, who generously offered to jumpstart our Growth Campaign with a $10,000 matching grant.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 in 2013. Please join us today!
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS CIRCLE AND GROWTH CAMPAIGN
Since 2008, Climate Ride has grown from a bright idea to a successful nonprofit with two major annual events that benefit nearly 50 green organizations.
- In 5 years, Climate Ride has generated more than $1 million for sustainability and bike advocacy.
- In 2012, Climate Ride increased its grants by a whopping 41 percent.
- Riders have pedaled more than 264,640 miles for the cause.
- We did this with a staff of 3 and the grassroots support of thousands of riders & donors.
Now we need you to help us take it to the next level.
By joining the Founders Circle and Growth Campaign, you will help us grow the current rides and launch new events. This will bring the experience of Climate Ride to new parts of the United States and the world, raising even more awareness and more critical funds for our great beneficiary organizations.
DONOR LEVELS AND RECOGNITION
In order to honor your contribution, we're keeping it simple to make sure that your dollars are spent supporting the rides. We'd like to see you out there riding, so major gifts will be honored with Climate Ride's eye-catching (and awareness-raising) cycling apparel. Your contribution is tax deductible.
Founders Circle: $10,000+: Top billing on the Climate Ride website and stay tuned for the new 2013 major gifts recognition prize.
Founders Circle: $5,000, $2,500, $1,000: Top recognition on the Climate Ride website and stayed tuned for the new 2013 major gifts recognition prize.
Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999: Honored with a bike shirt from the artful Climate Ride collection and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.
Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499: A pair of knock-your-socks-off awesome Climate Ride cycling socks and name recognition on the Climate Ride website.
Friend of the Ride: $149 and under: Your name recognized on the Climate Ride website.
If you would like to make your contribution with a check, please call us at 406-322-3448 or mail your check directly to: Climate Ride, 114 W Pine Street, Missoula MT 59802
Thank you for your generous contribution!
Founders Circle Donors
We would like to recognize the donors to the 2012 Climate Ride Founders Circle and Growth Campaign.
This list is updated regularly. Thanks to these generous supporters for helping Climate Ride to achieve its mission! You can join them by making a contribution here.
Founders Circle: $10,000+
Founders Circle: $5,000
Quinn Family Foundation
Founders Circle: $2,500
Founders Circle: $1,000
Arkin Tilt Architects
Shamini Dhana on behalf of Dhana Inc.
Patricia Hallstein and Axel Kramer
Breakaway Benefactor: $500–$999
Bill Davis/Stellar Solutions Foundation
Scott D. Warner
Peloton Pioneer: $150–$499
John T. (Ted) Childs, Jr.
Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Tom Ely of Sockeye Cycle Co.
David Zwerin and Witney McKiernan
Friend of the Ride
New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition
Lauren Van Ham