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 two people ready to register and participate in a Climate Ride event who wish to select the organization. Beneficiaries will need at least two 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 Beneficiary Partner, 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 $11 million to 325 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 2022

NameTotal Grant
Climate One$803,135
SolarFest$592,554
Glacier National Park Conservancy$509,942
Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition$408,454
The Climate Center$373,090
350.org$333,663
National Parks Conservation Association$260,897
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition$248,845
Natural Resources Defense Council$229,593
Bike East Bay$207,038
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy$190,311
Citizens Climate Lobby$167,302
Washington Area Bicyclist Association$142,697
Dear Tomorrow$139,886
Vote Solar$123,374
GRID Alternatives$116,236
Focus the Nation$112,616
Freecycles$112,418
Clean Air - Cool Planet$105,838
Marin County Bicycle Coalition$104,407
1% for the Planet$102,744
TransForm$99,493
The Nature Conservancy$97,586
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition$97,550
Alliance for the Great Lakes$95,692
Environmental Defense Fund$85,988
Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy$85,093
Transportation Alternatives$84,988
Bike Santa Cruz County$84,598
B Lab$83,926
Greenbelt Alliance$80,078
Green America$76,494
California Straw Building Association$71,031
Action for the Climate Emergency$69,745
Earthjustice$67,137
Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE)$62,163
World Bicycle Relief$60,152
Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment - UCLA School of Law$59,800
Walk San Francisco$56,367
Sierra Club California$55,460
Boston Cyclists Union$55,401
Acterra$54,872
Sycamore Land Trust$53,956
Wild Tomorrow Fund$50,916
Sierra Club Connecticut$49,512
Chesapeake Climate Action Network$45,968
WILD Foundation$44,842
I Challenge Myself$44,689
Active Transportation Alliance$42,075
West Michigan Environmental Action Council$40,995
PODER$40,660
Sunrise Movement$40,654
Union of Concerned Scientists$40,591
Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition$39,959
Windustry$37,915
Food & Water Watch$37,581
SustainaFest$36,478
Friends of Rye Nature Center$36,280
University of Washington School of Public Health$34,077
Ceres$33,173
Adventure Cycling Association$32,291
Appalachian Mountain Club$32,074
California Bicycle Coalition$31,103
Environmental Working Group$31,011
Climate Smart Missoula$30,504
Yosemite Conservancy$30,189
Rainforest Alliance$29,015
Bikes Not Bombs$28,552
Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition$28,391
Well House$26,803
African Wildlife Foundation$25,622
Bike New York$24,390
East Coast Greenway Alliance$23,976
Center for Climate Protection$23,459
League of American Bicyclists$23,225
National Park Foundation$22,565
Climate Protection Campaign$20,301
Active San Gabriel Valley$19,769
Climate Counts$19,579
Beyond Fistula$19,192
Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition$19,125
Young Voices on Climate Change$18,926
Intersectional Environmentalist$18,683
Better Future Project$18,501
Bike San Gabriel Valley$17,996
Grist$17,931
Climate Generation$16,964
American Solar Energy Society (ASES)$16,957
Architecture 2030$16,912
GivePower$16,608
Center for Biological Diversity$16,492
American Geophysical Union$16,051
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)$15,886
Solar Living Institute$15,624
Climate Solutions$15,413
TreePeople$15,281
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
National Geographic Society$13,905
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy$13,895
Front and Centered$13,780
Greenagers$13,710
American Forests$13,636
Chautauqua Institution$13,289
Harlem Grown$13,042
Saha Global$12,782
Women in Solar Energy (WISE)$12,705
350 Colorado$12,581
Carbon War Room$12,316
Green Ninja Project$12,269
Trips for Kids-Denver$11,957
Louisiana Bucket Brigade$11,725
New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition$11,519
Woods Hole Research Center$11,270
Citizens' Greener Evanston$11,264
Sivananda Yoga Ranch$11,172
Napa Climate NOW!$11,088
Uplift$11,040
Clean Energy Coalition$10,898
Ecology Center - Ann Arbor$10,669
Rich City RIDES$10,666
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)$10,385
International Green Industry Hall of Fame$10,382
Soil Cycle$10,375
Spoke Folks$10,373
350 Vermont$10,079
Prime Ability$10,000
Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation$9,832
Sustainable Harvest International$9,816
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-op$9,781
The Flyway Trail$9,704
Climate Foundation$9,400
Bikes for the World$9,121
Fossil Free California$9,039
The Ocean Cleanup$9,007
Chicago Fair Trade$8,877
Albany Strollers & Rollers$8,525
League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue)$8,468
Renewable Energy Long Island$8,432
Conservation International$8,369
Chautauqua Lake Association$8,290
Global Awareness Local Action (G.A.L.A.)$8,242
San Francisco Green Film Festival$8,063
Ceres Community Project$7,932
US Green Building Council - Natl Capital Region$7,867
National Park Trust$7,857
GreenWave$7,848
The Earth Institute at Columbia University$7,798
Sage School$7,624
Bike San Diego$7,554
Bainbridge Island Land Trust$7,415
Los Gatos-Monte Sereno Safe Routes to School$7,395
Sierra Club Illinois$7,365
Farming Hope$7,350
Mountain Bike Afghanistan$7,116
Bike Pittsburgh$7,056
Michigan Climate Action Network$6,953
The Clean Energy Leadership Institute$6,892
350 Bay Area$6,803
School for Field Studies$6,779
Outward Bound California$6,734
Cascade Bicycle Club$6,616
Denver Food Rescue$6,425
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
Climate Disobedience Center$5,773
Mothers Out Front$5,765
Green World Health Net$5,420
Sonoma Land Trust$5,320
Integral Heart Foundation$5,156
Conservation Media Group$5,088
Triangle Land Conservancy$5,081
Arts Earth Partnership$5,009
Bhutan Foundation$5,000
Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program$5,000
National Interscholastic Cycling Association$5,000
Native Sun Community Power Development$5,000
Spokeland$5,000
Ecology Center Ann Arbor$4,944
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries & Sustainable Energy)$4,921
WRISE (Women of Renewable Industry and Sustainable Energy)$4,919
Bike Cleveland$4,772
North American Association for Environmental Education$4,770
Iowa Bicycle Coalition$4,768
Save Our Snow Foundation$4,760
Growing Up Wild$4,752
Outdoor Afro$4,571
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability$4,528
Vermont Green Building Network$4,434
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network$4,404
Oil Change International$4,391
League of Illinois Bicyclists$4,292
Vida Verde Nature Education$4,188
Northern California Solar Energy Association$4,186
International Association for Human Values$4,149
Green For All$3,968
Friends of Acadia$3,914
Help Educate$3,879
Illinois Green Economy Network$3,821
Sequoia Riverlands Trust$3,736
Center for Resource Solutions$3,691
Friends of UNFPA$3,684
Adventure Scientists$3,655
Local First$3,601
Sustainable Marin$3,571
SeaTrees$3,445
Solar Village Project$3,432
Imagine H2O$3,415
Environmental Advocates of New York$3,384
Boston Area Solar Energy Association$3,333
Our Climate$3,308
Delta Bike Project$3,260
WALKSacramento$3,151
Ecology Action Center$3,124
Sustainable Hudson Valley$2,977
Fibershed$2,942
PeopleForBikes Foundation$2,927
Woodwell Climate Research Center$2,927
Old Spokes Home$2,924
Pie Ranch$2,891
Protect Our Winters$2,870
Boulder Food Rescue$2,754
Natural Resources Council of Maine$2,736
Sierra Club Florida$2,722
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
WE ACT for Environmental Justice$2,553
Oceanites$2,544
Sustainable Saratoga$2,536
Climate Equity Policy Center$2,520
San Jose Parks Foundation$2,470
The Street Trust$2,364
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
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
Turtle Island Restoration Network$1,721
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
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
Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB)$1,325
Connecticut Citizen Research Group$1,313
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
Ohio Environmental Council$1,213
Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota$1,203
Ride Richmond$1,200
Corporate Accountability International$1,160
Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility$1,129
ReCYCLEry NC$1,085
Plant Chicago$1,060
Openlands$1,055
Sustainable Travel International$1,028
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Ohio Chapter$968
World Ride$925
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
Local First of West Michigan$568
NextGen Climate America$539
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
University of Washington College of the Environment$300
Non-GMO Project$273
Contra Costa County Climate Leaders$268
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
Bob Marshall WF$56
FAMB$56
MT Conservation Corps$56
People For Bikes Foundation$40
Environment California Research and Policy Center$7