Bikes Belong, a national coalition of bicycle suppliers and retailers, provides grants to organizations and agencies within the United States that are committed to putting more people on bicycles more often.
The grants program funds projects in the categories of facilities and advocacy. For the facilities category, Bikes Belong will accept applications from nonprofit organizations whose missions are bicycle and/or trail specific. Bikes Belong will also accept applications from public agencies and departments at the national, state, regional, and local levels; however, these municipalities are encouraged to partner with a local bicycle advocacy group that will help develop and advance the project or program. For the advocacy category, Bikes Belong will only fund organizations whose primary mission is bicycle advocacy.
Applicants must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations with an eligible fiscal sponsor. Bikes Belong does not fund individuals and rarely awards grants to organizations and communities that have received funding from the organization within the last three years.
Applicants can request up to $10,000 each.
Bikes Belong reviews applications on a quarterly cycle. Applications must be emailed by the due date. Upcoming application deadlines are August 27, 2010, and November 30, 2010.