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 million to more than 260 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$389,098$287,435
Glacier National Park Conservancy$276,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$217,051
National Parks Conservation Association$211,963
Natural Resources Defense Council$211,030
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$167,582
Bike East Bay$166322
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$128,155
Citizens Climate Lobby$126,567
Focus the Nation$112,616
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838
Vote Solar$103,010
1% for the Planet$88,344
B Lab$83,926
Transportation Alternatives$82,932
Bike Santa Cruz County$80,460
Green America$76,494
Environmental Defense Fund$75,358
Greenbelt Alliance$71,908
Climate One$71,653
GRID Alternatives$71,514
The Nature Conservancy$71,338
Alliance for the Great Lakes$70,588
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$64,221
Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)$60,891
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - UCLA School of Law$59,800
Sycamore Land Trust$53,556
Boston Cyclists Union$52,422
Alliance for Climate Education$48,542
Walk San Francisco$48,491
World Bicycle Relief$48,285
Active Transportation Alliance$42,075
Sierra Club California$40,916
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$36,755
Food & Water Watch$36,680
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$36,397
California Straw Building Association$34,773
I Challenge Myself$32,777
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$32,644
University of Washington School of Public Health$31,061
Union of Concerned Scientists$30,467
Environmental Working Group$28,737
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
Well House$26,803
Adventure Cycling Association$23,601
Center for Climate Protection$23,459
National Park Foundation$22,565
League of American Bicyclists$21,794
Bike New York$21,325
California Bicycle Coalition$20,507
Climate Protection Campaign$20,301
Bikes Not Bombs$19,966
Climate Counts$19,579
Better Future Project$18,501
Bike San Gabriel Valley$17,996
Beyond Fistula$16,515
American Geophysical Union$16,051
Solar Living Institute$15,624
Institute for Sustainable Communities$14,997
CDI - Miles of Trees$14,988
Alliance for Biking and Walking$14,905
Sierra Club Connecticut$14,778
Architecture 2030$14,679
Sierra Club National$14,114
Interfaith Power and Light$13,938
National Geographic Society$13,905
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
Young Voices on Climate Change$13,805
African Wildlife Foundation$13,792
Saha Global$12,782
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
Climate Solutions$12,061
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Citizens' Greener Evanston$11,064
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,469
East Coast Greenway Alliance$10,451
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Spoke Folks$10,373
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)$9,980
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
Rainforest Alliance$9,739
Trips for Kids-Denver$9,547
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
League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue)$8,468
Renewable Energy Long Island$8,432
Conservation International$8,369
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$8,300
Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.)$8,242
Yosemite Conservancy$8,208
Woods Hole Research Center$8,109
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
Free Cycles$7,196
Ceres Community Project$7,070
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,953
School for Field Studies$6,779
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$6,723
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,616
Napa Climate NOW!$6,512
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy$6,216
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$6,173
Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates$6,131
Maine Farmland Trust$6,055
San Diego County Bicycle Coalition$5,794
Sierra Club Illinois$5,553
Green World Health Net$5,420
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)$5,133
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4528
Fossil Free California$4526
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4442
Oil Change International$4391
League of Illinois Bicyclists$4292
Climate Disobedience Center$4223
Northern California Solar Energy Association$4186
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy)$4149
International Association for Human Values$4149
Green For All$3968
Help Educate$3,879
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
American Solar Energy Society$3,783
Denver Food Rescue$3,756
Mothers Out Front$3,736
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
Sunrise Movement$3,655
Local First$3,601
Imagine H2O$3,415
Vermont Green Building Network$3,406
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
Delta Bike Project$3,260
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$3,200
Ecology Action Center$3,124
350 Vermont$2,992
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
Pie Ranch$2,891
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Bike Cleveland$2,835
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
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
350 Colorado$2,483
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
Sustainable Marin$2,211
Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition$2,200
Natural Resources Council of Maine$2,200
Utah Dine Bikeyah – Protect Bears Ears$2,200
Growing Up Wild$2,160
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
Friends of Acadia$1,507
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
PeopleForBikes Foundation$1,403
Sierra Club DC Chapter$1,388
American Forests$1,375
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
WE ACT for Environmental Justice$1,280
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
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
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
Pacific Environment$747
Berkeley Law Ctr for Law Energy & the Env$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
National Park Trust$115
Ohio City Bicycle Co-op$65