In 2020 and 2021, despite being two extraordinary years of pandemic-related restrictions and cancellations, nearly 1000 Climate Riders, Runners, Risers, and Hikers enabled us to award over $700,000 in grants. This brings our total impact to more than $7 million since 2008. Our independent efforts to generate powerful grants have resulted in direct support to help fight legal battles for public lands and clean air. We’ve amplified diverse voices in sustainable transportation and provided funds for organizations building safer options for bicyclists and walkers. Our grants have led to renewable energy projects in national parks, relieving pollution in critically impacted ecosystems.

Together we’ve braced an environmental movement that needs new voices and an active citizenry willing to walk the walk and bike the bike.

2020 and 2021 were challenging years for nonprofits and Climate Ride was no exception. With the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel many events, and the events we held saw limited participation due to local restrictions. Despite this, we were able to navigate these unprecedented hurdles and even introduce new virtual events, all while laying a solid foundation for the future. We expect to grow and expand as the world emerges from this devastating pandemic.

We delivered 205 grants to beneficiaries working in sustainability, renewable energy, climate action, conservation, and public health. Below we’ve profiled a few of our Climate Ride grants in action.