Climate Ride approves non-profit organizations that:

  • Are tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.
  • Align well with Climate Ride’s mission and goals.
  • Are highly rated by donors and volunteers.
  • Have at least 2 people ready to register and participate in a Climate Ride event who wish to select the organization. Beneficiaries will need at least 2 people to select their organization as a beneficiary to remain on the list for the following year.
  • Complete the beneficiary application process and provide the required documentation.

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 partner beneficiary, 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 over $7 million to more than 305 organizations working on sustainability, bicycle advocacy, conservation, and climate change issues. Those organizations and their grant totals are listed below.

Grants to Beneficiary Partners, 2008 through 2021

NameTotal Grant
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition$399,076
Glacier National Park Conservancy$340,936
350.org$301,379
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$230,999
National Parks Conservation Association$224,116
Natural Resources Defense Council$221,531
Bike East Bay$179,516
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$173,735
Citizens Climate Lobby$133,621
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$131,045
Focus the Nation$112,616
GRID Alternatives$110,440
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838
Vote Solar$103,217
1% for the Planet$92,204
Climate One$89,040
B Lab$83,926
Transportation Alternatives$83,059
Bike Santa Cruz County$82,918
Environmental Defense Fund$79,672
The Nature Conservancy$78,446
Green America$76,494
Alliance for the Great Lakes$74,321
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$73,986
Greenbelt Alliance$71,924
TransForm$65,135
Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)$60,907
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - UCLA School of Law$59,800
Sycamore Land Trust$53,956
Boston Cyclists Union$52,702
Alliance for Climate Education$51,426
World Bicycle Relief$51,270
Walk San Francisco$50,201
Earthjustice$47,123
Sierra Club California$43,991
Acterra$43,820
Active Transportation Alliance$42,075
I Challenge Myself$41,689
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$41,409
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$38,158
Sierra Club Connecticut$37,528
Food & Water Watch$37,383
SustainaFest$36,478
California Straw Building Association$35,361
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$33,304
Union of Concerned Scientists$33,061
Ceres$32,713
University of Washington School of Public Health$31,061
Environmental Working Group$29,851
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
Windustry$26,939
Well House$26,803
Bikes Not Bombs$24,926
Adventure Cycling Association$24,429
Center for Climate Protection$23,459
California Bicycle Coalition$22,956
National Park Foundation$22,565
League of American Bicyclists$22,489
Bike New York$21,595
Sunrise Movement$21,536
Climate Protection Campaign$20,301
Climate Counts$19,579
Better Future Project$18,501
Bike San Gabriel Valley$17,996
Grist$17,931
Beyond Fistula$17,139
GivePower$16,608
African Wildlife Foundation$16,272
American Geophysical Union$16,051
Architecture 2030$15,984
Solar Living Institute$15,624
Climate Solutions$15,413
Young Voices on Climate Change$15,138
Institute for Sustainable Communities$14,997
CDI - Miles of Trees$14,988
Alliance for Biking and Walking$14,905
Sierra Club National$14,114
Interfaith Power and Light$13,938
TreePeople$13,936
National Geographic Society$13,905
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
Saha Global$12,782
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)$12,705
Rainforest Alliance$12,530
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
SolarFest$11,564
Center for Biological Diversity$11,433
Climate Generation$11,372
Woods Hole Research Center$11,270
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Citizens' Greener Evanston$11,064
Trips for Kids-Denver$10,957
Yosemite Conservancy$10,956
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
East Coast Greenway Alliance$10,606
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,469
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Spoke Folks$10,373
Greenagers$10,360
Marin County Bicycle Coalition$10,051
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition$10,019
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$9,781
Climate Foundation$9,400
Bikes for the World$9,121
The Ocean Cleanup$9,007
Chicago Fair Trade$8,877
League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue)$8,468
Renewable Energy Long Island$8,432
Conservation International$8,369
Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.)$8,242
San Francisco Green Film Festival$8,063
Napa Climate NOW!$8,022
US Green Building Council - Natl Capital Region$7,867
Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition$7,811
The Earth Institute at Columbia University$7,798
Sage School$7,624
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)$7,453
Bainbridge Island Land Trust$7,415
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$7,395
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)$7,305
Free Cycles$7,196
Ceres Community Project$7,070
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,953
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$6,892
School for Field Studies$6,779
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,616
350 Colorado$6,408
Sierra Club Illinois$6,353
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy$6,216
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates$6,131
Maine Farmland Trust$6,055
American Forests$5,870
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition$5,794
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)$5,770
Green World Health Net$5,420
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Triangle Land Conservancy$5,041
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
Front and Centered$5,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade$5,000
Prime Ability$5,000
Uplift$5,000
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4,944
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy)$4,921
Fossil Free California$4,799
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
350 Vermont$4,676
Denver Food Rescue$4,625
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4,528
Vermont Green Building Network$4,434
Oil Change International$4,391
League of Illinois Bicyclists$4,292
Climate Disobedience Center$4,223
Northern California Solar Energy Association$4,186
International Association for Human Values$4,149
Mothers Out Front$3,989
Green For All$3,968
Help Educate$3,879
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
American Solar Energy Society$3,783
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
Local First$3,601
Bike San Diego$3,507
Solar Village Project$3,432
Imagine H2O$3,415
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
Delta Bike Project$3,260
Adventure Scientists$3,228
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$3,200
WALKSacramento$3,151
Ecology Action Center$3,124
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
Bike Cleveland$2,967
Fibershed$2,942
Old Spokes Home$2,924
SeaTrees$2,919
Pie Ranch$2,891
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Boulder Food Rescue$2,754
Outward Bound California$2,734
Sierra Club Florida$2,722
Growing Up Wild$2,702
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
River Partners$2,590
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team)$2,577
Solar Roots$2,564
Natural Resources Council of Maine$2,544
Oceanites$2,544
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
San Jose Parks Foundation$2,470
Appalachian Mountain Club$2,368
The Street Trust$2,364
Sustainable Marin$2,361
Gearin' Up Bicycles$2,348
Parks & Trails New York$2,342
Bomazeen Land Trust$2,305
Ice911 Research$2,240
Utah Dine Bikeyah – Protect Bears Ears$2,200
350Vermont$2,180
GreenWave$2,147
Sane Energy Project$2,083
League of Michigan Bicyclists$2,072
LeedCo$2,055
Vermont Center for Ecostudies$2,048
IISD - United Nations Office$1,822
Center for Large Landscape Conservation$1,821
WE ACT for Environmental Justice$1,788
Mountain Bike Afghanistan$1,680
Friends of Acadia$1,667
Chautauqua Institution$1,664
Turtle Island Restoration Network$1,592
CUCSD$1,590
Bike Maryland$1,579
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute$1,562
National Park Trust$1,519
All Hands Volunteers$1,513
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
Bikemore$1,405
PeopleForBikes Foundation$1,403
Sierra Club DC Chapter$1,388
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage$1,353
Bike Walk Montana$1,340
Project Drawdown$1,340
Antioch University New England's Community Garden Connections$1,328
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
Connecticut Citizen Research Group$1,233
Free Cycles Missoula$1,233
Our Climate$1,228
Ride Richmond$1,200
Corporate Accountability International$1,160
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility$1,129
Plant Chicago$1,060
Openlands$1,055
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
Vida Verde Nature Education$938
Cool the Earth$872
Strategic Energy Innovations$864
Bangor Land Trust$828
Bicycle Coalition of Maine$828
Rich City RIDES$808
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
RETREET$738
Center for EcoTechnology$718
David Susuki Foundation$718
Beautiful PB$690
Community Cycles$647
Daily Acts Organization$646
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network$576
Local First of West Michigan$568
Soil Cycle$568
Active San Gabriel Valley$566
NextGen Climate America$539
Sequoia Riverlands Trust$532
SRIC$526
Bike Austin$502
Climate Cycle$494
New England Grassroots Environment Fund$434
Cool Davis$413
Everybody Solar$384
San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition$349
Farming Hope$329
Ohio Environmental Council$317
University of Washington College of the Environment$300
The Climate Center$274
Non-GMO Project$273
Change is Simple$267
Breathe California - Golden Gate Public Health Partnership$256
Climate Smart Missoula$240
Wenatchee River Institute$240
Sustainable Princeton$224
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)$214
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy)$213
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota$113
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op$65
Bob Marshall WF$56
FAMB$56
MT Conservation Corps$56
People For Bikes Foundation$40
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Ohio Chapter$36
Environment California Research and Policy Center$7