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 $6.2 million to more than 280 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 2020

Organization NameGrant Amount
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition$389,254
350.org$288,054
Glacier National Park Conservancy$276,744
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$225,671
National Parks Conservation Association$213,221
Natural Resources Defense Council$212,188
Bike East Bay$173,384
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$170,101
Citizens Climate Lobby$129,206
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$128,715
Focus the Nation$112,616
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838
Vote Solar$103,010
1% for the Planet$90,360
B Lab$83,926
Transportation Alternatives$82,959
Bike Santa Cruz County$81,392
Climate One$77,453
Environmental Defense Fund$77,365
Green America$76,494
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$73,109
GRID Alternatives$72,286
Alliance for the Great Lakes$71,933
Greenbelt Alliance$71,924
The Nature Conservancy$71,648
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$52,422
World Bicycle Relief$49,414
Alliance for Climate Education$49,051
Walk San Francisco$48,491
Acterra$42,673
Active Transportation Alliance$42,075
Sierra Club California$41,396
Earthjustice$37,980
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$37,361
Food & Water Watch$37,052
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$37,015
SustainaFest$36,478
California Straw Building Association$35,153
I Challenge Myself$33,589
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$32,784
Ceres$31,594
Union of Concerned Scientists$31,468
University of Washington School of Public Health$31,061
Environmental Working Group$28,753
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
Windustry$26,939
Well House$26,803
Sierra Club Connecticut$24,123
Adventure Cycling Association$23,734
Center for Climate Protection$23,459
National Park Foundation$22,565
League of American Bicyclists$22,097
Bike New York$21,369
California Bicycle Coalition$20,750
Bikes Not Bombs$20,624
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$16,615
GivePower$16,608
American Geophysical Union$16,051
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
Architecture 2030$14,679
Sierra Club National$14,114
African Wildlife Foundation$13,950
Young Voices on Climate Change$13,949
Interfaith Power and Light$13,938
National Geographic Society$13,905
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
Saha Global$12,782
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Citizens' Greener Evanston$11,064
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
East Coast Greenway Alliance$10,479
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,469
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Spoke Folks$10,373
SolarFest$10,240
Rainforest Alliance$10,117
Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy$10,096
Marin County Bicycle Coalition$10,051
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition$10,019
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)$10,018
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
Greenagers$9,800
Trips for Kids-Denver$9,627
Climate Foundation$9,400
Bikes for the World$9,121
The Ocean Cleanup$9,007
Center for Biological Diversity$8,917
Chicago Fair Trade$8,877
Woods Hole Research Center$8,523
League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue)$8,468
Renewable Energy Long Island$8,432
Conservation International$8,369
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$8,361
Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.)$8,242
Yosemite Conservancy$8,229
San Francisco Green Film Festival$8,063
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
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$7,395
Free Cycles$7,196
Ceres Community Project$7,070
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,953
School for Field Studies$6,779
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,616
TreePeople$6,552
Napa Climate NOW!$6,512
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy$6,216
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$6,196
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates$6,131
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)$6,080
Maine Farmland Trust$6,055
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition$5,794
Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition$5,573
Sierra Club Illinois$5,553
Green World Health Net$5,420
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)$5,294
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Triangle Land Conservancy$5,041
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4,704
Fossil Free California$4,646
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4,528
Sunrise Movement$4,486
Oil Change International$4,391
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy)$4,324
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
Green For All$3,968
Help Educate$3,879
Denver Food Rescue$3,836
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
American Solar Energy Society$3,783
Mothers Out Front$3,736
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
Local First$3,601
Vermont Green Building Network$3,510
Bike San Diego$3,507
Imagine H2O$3,415
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
Delta Bike Project$3,260
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$3,200
WALKSacramento$3,151
Ecology Action Center$3,124
350 Vermont$2,992
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
Bike Cleveland$2,967
Fibershed$2,942
350 Colorado$2,932
Pie Ranch$2,891
Adventure Scientists$2,881
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Boulder Food Rescue$2,754
Sierra Club Florida$2,722
Presidio Graduate School$2,702
Rochester People's Climate Coalition$2,685
Old Spokes Home$2,684
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Lab$2,680
American Bird Conservancy$2,660
HEET (Home Energy Efficiency Team)$2,577
Solar Roots$2,564
Oceanites$2,544
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
San Jose Parks Foundation$2,470
The Street Trust$2,364
Gearin' Up Bicycles$2,348
Parks & Trails New York$2,342
Natural Resources Council of Maine$2,291
Ice911 Research$2,240
Sustainable Marin$2,211
Utah Dine Bikeyah – Protect Bears Ears$2,200
350Vermont$2,180
Growing Up Wild$2,160
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
Friends of Acadia$1,667
American Forests$1,630
CUCSD$1,590
Bike Maryland$1,579
Greenhouse Gas Management Institute$1,562
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
Ride Richmond$1,200
Corporate Accountability International$1,160
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility$1,129
Openlands$1,055
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
Turtle Island Restoration Network$1,015
Our Climate$964
Vida Verde Nature Education$938
Cool the Earth$872
Strategic Energy Innovations$864
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
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
NextGen Climate America$539
SRIC$526
Bike Austin$502
Free Cycles Missoula$498
Climate Cycle$494
New England Grassroots Environment Fund$434
Cool Davis$413
Everybody Solar$384
San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition$349
Ohio Environmental Council$317
Rich City RIDES$308
University of Washington College of the Environment$300
Non-GMO Project$273
Change is Simple$267
Sequoia Riverlands Trust$256
Breathe California - Golden Gate Public Health Partnership$256
Wenatchee River Institute$240
Sustainable Princeton$224
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)$214
National Park Trust$129
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota$113
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy)$113
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op$65
People For Bikes Foundation$40
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Ohio Chapter$36
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)$16
Environment California Research and Policy Center$7
The Climate Center$7