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 nearly $6 million to more than 200 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 2018

Beneficiary OrganizationTotal to date
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition$368,114$259,154
Glacier National Park Conservancy$201,123
Natural Resources Defense Council$196,817
National Parks Conservation Association$195,778
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$195,458
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$162,250
Bike East Bay$135,169
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$126,843
Citizens Climate Lobby$117,899
Focus the Nation$112,616
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838
Vote Solar$90,260
B Lab$83,926
Transportation Alternatives$82,638
Green America$76,494
1% for the Planet$73,943
Greenbelt Alliance$70,681
Alliance for the Great Lakes$68,266
Bike Santa Cruz County$66,164
Environmental Defense Fund$64,844
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - UCLA School of Law$59,800
GRID Alternatives$58,536
The Nature Conservancy$57,591
Sycamore Land Trust$53,514
Marine Applied Research and Exploration (MARE)$51,371
Climate One$49,581
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$48,925
Walk San Francisco$48,420
Alliance for Climate Education$46,703
Boston Cyclists Union$46,044
World Bicycle Relief$45,018
Active Transportation Alliance$41,662
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$35,929
Food & Water Watch$35,197
Sierra Club California$33,564
I Challenge Myself$32,777
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$32,644
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$31,983
University of Washington School of Public Health$30,926
California Straw Building Association$30,610
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
Well House$26,803
Environmental Working Group$26,418
National Park Foundation$22,565
Bike New York$20,477
Climate Protection Campaign$20,301
Adventure Cycling Association$20,292
Climate Counts$19,579
Better Future Project$18,501
California Bicycle Coalition$17,724
Bikes Not Bombs$17,701
Union of Concerned Scientists$17,120
GivePower Foundation$16,368
League of American Bicyclists$16,114
American Geophysical Union$16,051
Beyond Fistula$15,882
Solar Living Institute$15,624
Institute for Sustainable Communities$14,997
Alliance for Biking and Walking$14,905
Sierra Club National$14,114
Interfaith Power and Light$13,938
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
Saha Global$12,782
National Geographic Society$12,531
CDI - Miles of Trees$12,384
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
Climate Solutions$12,061
Bike San Gabriel Valley$11,914
African Wildlife Foundation$11,598
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Young Voices on Climate Change$11,143
Citizens' Greener Evanston$10,943
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,469
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Spoke Folks$10,373
Marin County Bicycle Coalition$10,051
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy$9,793
Center for Climate Protection$9,730
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition$9,664
Climate Foundation$9,400
Architecture 2030$9,392
Bikes for the World$9,078
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
US Green Building Council - Natl Capital Region$7,867
The Earth Institute at Columbia University$7,798
Sage School$7,624
Bainbridge Island Land Trust$7,415
Rainforest Alliance$7,356
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$7,127
East Coast Greenway Alliance$7,064
San Francisco Green Film Festival$6,948
Ceres Community Project$6,787
School for Field Studies$6,779
Sierra Club Connecticut$6,732
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,600
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,256
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy$6,216
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates$6,131
Maine Farmland Trust$6,055
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition$5,794
The Ocean Cleanup$5,760
Woods Hole Research Center$5,674
Sierra Club Illinois$5,553
Green World Health Net$5,420
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Yosemite Conservancy$5,042
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)$4,794
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
Asian Pacific Environmental Network$4,639
Center for Biological Diversity$4,554
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4,528
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4,442
Oil Change International$4,391
League of Illinois Bicyclists$4,292
Northern California Solar Energy Association$4,186
International Association for Human Values$4,149
Green For All$3,968
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$3,919
Help Educate$3,879
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
Mothers Out Front$3,736
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)$3,613
Local First$3,601
Trips for Kids-Denver$3,520
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
Delta Bike Project$3,260
Ecology Action Center$3,124
Imagine H2O$3,108
Vermont Green Building Network$3,053
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
Pie Ranch$2,891
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Denver Food Rescue$2,800
Bike Cleveland$2,771
Boulder Food Rescue$2,754
Sierra Club Florida$2,722
Presidio Graduate School$2,702
Rochester People's Climate Coalition$2,685
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$2,682
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Lab$2,680
American Bird Conservancy$2,660
Climate Disobedience Center$2,601
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team)$2,577
Solar Roots$2,564
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
Free Cycles$2,520
San Jose Parks Foundation$2,470
The Street Trust$2,364
Gearin' Up Bicycles$2,348
Parks & Trails New York$2,342
Ice911 Research$2,240
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$2,222
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
Bike Maryland$1,579
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute$1,562
All Hands Volunteers$1,513
Bike San Diego$1,500
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
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
350 Vermont$1,200
Ride Richmond$1,200
Corporate Accountability International$1,160
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility$1,129
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
PeopleForBikes Foundation$983
Cool the Earth$872
Strategic Energy Innovations$864
350 Colorado$863
Bangor Land Trust$828
Bicycle Coalition of Maine$828
Climate Smart Glacier Country$768
Bicycle Works$761
Berkeley Law Ctr for Law Energy & the Env$747
Pacific Environment$747
Center for EcoTechnology$718
David Susuki Foundation$718
Beautiful PB$690
Community Cycles$647
Daily Acts Organization$646
Local First of West Michigan$568
NextGen Climate America$539
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
University of Washington College of the Environment$300
Non-GMO Project$273
Change is Simple$267
Breathe California - Golden Gate Public Health Partnership$256
Wenatchee River Institute$240
Sustainable Princeton$224
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op$65