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Grant Guidelines

Climate Ride approves non-profit organizations that:

Organizations are only eligible for a Climate Ride grant if participants select them and raise funds on their behalf. Therefore, preference is given to organizations nominated by participants.

In order to become a Beneficiary Partner, the organization must commit to doing outreach and engaging supporters to select them as a Beneficiary of any Climate Ride event.

If your organization is interested in becoming a Beneficiary, or if you would like to nominate an organization, please contact us. We will schedule a call for the organization and Climate Ride to discuss if this could be a beneficial partnership.

Since 2008, Climate Ride has granted millions of dollars to more than 375 organizations working on sustainability, bicycle advocacy, conservation, and climate change issues. Those organizations and their grant totals are listed below.

Grants to Beneficiaries, 2008 through 2023

NameTotal Grant
Climate One$817,956
Glacier National Park Conservancy$748,107
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition$419,744
The Climate Center$392,195
Wild Tomorrow Fund$387,320$347,008
National Parks Conservation Association$288,351
Dear Tomorrow$276,415
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$256,199
Marin County Bicycle Coalition$239,467
Natural Resources Defense Council$235,003
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$227,101
Bike East Bay$218,219
Citizens Climate Lobby$177,535
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$154,306
Appalachian Mountain Club$143,358
Vote Solar$125,537
GRID Alternatives$118,604
Focus the Nation$112,616 $64,483
1% for the Planet$107,225
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838 $64,483
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$104,484
Alliance for the Great Lakes$98,400
The Nature Conservancy$97,586
Transportation Alternatives$86,873
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy$86,783
WILD Foundation$86,287
Environmental Defense Fund$85,988
Bike Santa Cruz County$84,698
B Lab$83,926
Action for the Climate Emergency$82,576
World Bicycle Relief$82,021
Greenbelt Alliance$80,573
Friends of Rye Nature Center$79,278
Green America$76,494
California Straw Building Association$73,259
Climate Smart Missoula$71,927
Sierra Club Connecticut$66,444
Sierra Club California$63,866
Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)$62,163
Boston Cyclists Union$61,684
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - UCLA School of Law$59,800
Walk San Francisco$57,624
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$56,064
Union of Concerned Scientists$55,001
Sycamore Land Trust$53,956
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$49,475
I Challenge Myself$47,432
Yosemite Conservancy$46,182
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$42,816
Active Transportation Alliance$42,075
Sunrise Movement$41,644
Food & Water Watch$37,581
California Bicycle Coalition$36,798
Bikes Not Bombs$34,108
University of Washington School of Public Health$34,077
Adventure Cycling Association$32,291
Experience Learning$31,667
Active San Gabriel Valley$31,605
Environmental Working Group$31,011
Rainforest Alliance$30,186
Families for a Livable Climate$29,820
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
American Forests$27,197
Well House$26,803
Harlem Grown$26,687
Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition$26,652
African Wildlife Foundation$26,448
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)$26,209
Bike New York$24,555
East Coast Greenway Alliance$24,224
Center for Climate Protection$23,459
League of American Bicyclists$23,390
National Park Foundation$22,565
Center for Biological Diversity$21,847
Soil Cycle$21,252
Beyond Fistula$21,232
350 Vermont$20,335
Climate Protection Campaign$20,301
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)$20,194
Climate Counts$19,579
Intersectional Environmentalist$19,156
Young Voices on Climate Change$18,926
Better Future Project$18,501
350 Colorado$18,168
Bike San Gabriel Valley$17,996
Climate Generation$16,964
Sustainable Westchester$16,949
Architecture 2030$16,912
American Geophysical Union$16,051
Rich City RIDES$15,631
Solar Living Institute$15,624
Climate Solutions$15,413
Institute for Sustainable Communities$14,997
CDI - Miles of Trees$14,988
Alliance for Biking and Walking$14,905
Chautauqua Institution$14,649
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy)$14,250
Sierra Club National$14,114
Interfaith Power and Light$13,938
National Geographic Society$13,905
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$13,861
Front and Centered$13,780
The Nature Conservancy Forest Health Program$13,366
Saha Global$12,782
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)$12,705
Outward Bound California$12,442
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
National Interscholastic Cycling Association$12,080
Trips for Kids-Denver$11,957
Louisiana Bucket Brigade$11,725
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)$11,547
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition$11,519
Napa Climate NOW!$11,418
Woods Hole Research Center$11,270
Citizens' Greener Evanston$11,264
Vida Verde Nature Education$11,216
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
Albany Strollers & Rollers$10,752
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,669
Prime Ability$10,495
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Spoke Folks$10,373
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$9,775
Mothers Out Front$9,743
The Flyway Trail$9,704
Chautauqua Lake Association$9,650
Climate Foundation$9,400
350 Bay Area$9,210
Bikes for the World$9,121
Fossil Free California$9,039
The Ocean Cleanup$9,007
Chicago Fair Trade$8,877
Bike San Diego$8,852
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition$8,796
Black Girls Do Bike$8,489
League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue)$8,468
Renewable Energy Long Island$8,432
Farming Hope$8,422
Conservation International$8,369
National Park Trust$8,298
Ceres Community Project$8,262
Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.)$8,242
San Francisco Green Film Festival$8,063
Bike Pittsburgh$7,963
US Green Building Council - Natl Capital Region$7,867
Triangle Land Trust$7,856
Illinois Green Alliance$7,816
The Earth Institute at Columbia University$7,798
Sage School$7,624
Bainbridge Island Land Trust$7,415
Sierra Club Illinois$7,365
Old Spokes Home$7,244
Our Climate$7,144
Mountain Bike Afghanistan$7,116
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,953
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$6,892
School for Field Studies$6,779
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,616
Denver Food Rescue$6,425
Vermont Green Building Network$6,354
Glacier Nordic Club$6,222
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy$6,216
Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation$6,144
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates$6,131
Maine Farmland Trust$6,055
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation$5,939
Growing Up Wild$5,847
Outdoor Afro$5,808
Climate Disobedience Center$5,773
Sonoma Land Trust$5,691
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust$5,536
Green World Health Net$5,420
Sequoia Riverlands Trust$5,386
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Triangle Land Conservancy$5,081
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$5,015
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program$5,000
Native Sun Community Power Development$5,000
Honor the Earth$5,000
Centro del Obrero Fronterizo dba La Mujer Obrera$5,000
The Lenape Nation of Pa$5,000
Native Seeds Search$5,000
Ride for Racial Justice$5,000
People for Mobility Justice$5,000
Climate Equity Policy Center$4,995
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4,944
Bike Cleveland$4,772
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4,528
Surf Rider Marin Chapter$4,419
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network$4,404
Oil Change International$4,391
League of Illinois Bicyclists$4,292
Northern California Solar Energy Association$4,186
Sustainable Marin$4,171
International Association for Human Values$4,149
Green For All$3,968
Friends of Acadia$3,914
Help Educate$3,879
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
Adventure Scientists$3,655
Local First$3,601
Solar Village Project$3,432
Imagine H2O$3,415
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
WE ACT for Environmental Justice$3,279
Delta Bike Project$3,260
Ecology Action Center$3,124
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
PeopleForBikes Foundation$2,967
Woodwell Climate Research Center$2,927
Pie Ranch$2,891
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Boulder Food Rescue$2,754
Natural Resources Council of Maine$2,736
Sierra Club Florida$2,722
Presidio Graduate School$2,702
Rochester People's Climate Coalition$2,685
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Lab$2,680
American Bird Conservancy$2,660
Maine Natural Resource Council$2,613
River Partners$2,590
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team)$2,577
Solar Roots$2,564
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
San Jose Parks Foundation$2,470
Project Adapt$2,453
The Street Trust$2,364
Gearin' Up Bicycles$2,348
Parks & Trails New York$2,342
Bomazeen Land Trust$2,305
Ice911 Research$2,240
Protect Bears Ears$2,200
Save The Redwoods League$2,126
Sane Energy Project$2,083
League of Michigan Bicyclists$2,072
Vermont Center for Ecostudies$2,048
IISD - United Nations Office$1,822
Center for Large Landscape Conservation$1,821
Turtle Island Restoration Network$1,721
Bike Maryland$1,579
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute$1,562
All Hands Volunteers$1,513
Coastside on Bikes$1,501
Flint Rising$1,476
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth$1,454
Local First Chicago$1,451
Cycles of Change$1,425
National Center for Appropriate Technology$1,416
International Living Future Institute$1,406
Sierra Club DC Chapter$1,388
Plant Chicago$1,374
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage$1,353
Bike Walk Montana$1,340
Project Drawdown$1,340
Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections$1,328
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)$1,325
Connecticut Citizen Research Group$1,313
Marin School of Environmental Leadership$1,306
Florida International University Foundation - Sea Level Solutions Center$1,280
Whitefish Legacy Partners$1,280
Solar Action Alliance$1,254
Ohio Environmental Council$1,213
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota$1,203
Ride Richmond$1,200
Corporate Accountability International$1,160
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility$1,129
ReCYCLEry NC$1,085
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Ohio Chapter$968
World Ride$925
Cool the Earth$872
Strategic Energy Innovations$864
Bangor Land Trust$828
Bicycle Coalition of Maine$828
Seamless Bay Area Alliance$809
Climate Smart Glacier Country$768
Bicycle Works$761
Berkeley Law Ctr for Law Energy & the Env$747
Pacific Environment$747
Whitefish Community Emergency Response Fund$742
Center for EcoTechnology$718
David Susuki Foundation$718
Beautiful PB$690
Community Cycles$647
Daily Acts Organization$646
PATH (People for Active Transportation Hawaii)$594
Local First of West Michigan$568
NextGen Climate America$539
Bike Austin$502
Streets For All$495
Climate Cycle$494
New England Grassroots Environment Fund$434
Cool Davis$413
Everybody Solar$384
San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition$349
Lagnua de Santa Rosa Foundation$348
University of Washington College of the Environment$300
Non-GMO Project$273
Contra Costa County Climate Leaders$268
Change is Simple$267
Breathe California - Golden Gate Public Health Partnership$256
Wenatchee River Institute$240
Sustainable Princeton$224
GObike Buffalo$165
The Original Scraper Bike Team$108
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op$65
Bob Marshall WF$56
MT Conservation Corps$56
Environment California Research and Policy Center$7
Connecticut Citizens Research Group$0