The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. Please review the following information carefully before submitting a grant application. Proposals that are incomplete or do not fall within our funding priority areas will not be considered. Explore the Grants Finder to see successful grants from past cycles. Click here for the Grant Application schedule and instructions.
PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation or community development; from city or county agencies or departments and from state or federal agencies working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States. Requests must support a specific project or program — we do not grant funds for general operating costs.
PeopleForBikes focuses most grant funds on bicycle infrastructure projects, such as:
We also fund some advocacy projects, such as:
PeopleForBikes will fund engineering and design work, construction costs including materials, labor and equipment rental and reasonable volunteer support costs. For advocacy projects, we will fund staffing that is directly related to accomplishing the goals of the initiative.
PeopleForBikes accepts requests for funding up to $10,000. We do not require a specific percentage match, but we do look at leverage and funding partnerships very carefully. We will not consider grant requests in which our funding would amount to 50% or more of the project budget.
PeopleForBikes generally holds 1-2 open grant cycles each year. In an effort to make our grants process more environmentally friendly, we have moved to a fully online grant application system. Please see the Apply Now page for more information on the application process.
All Letter of Interest and Full Application submissions will receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt. If you have not received a confirmation email within two business days of submitting your application, please contact Director of Grants and Partnerships Zoe Kircos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PeopleForBike (PFB) Community Grant Program application has two parts:
Please note that the PeopleForBikes application and review process is fairly competitive and we are only able to fund 10-15% of the proposals we receive.
The Grant Committee will evaluate each application based on the following criteria:
PeopleForBikes requests that all grant recipients keep us updated on the progress of their funded projects. Articles, photos or other information is always welcome. Additionally, we would like a brief letter or email every six months that includes:
A final report upon completion of your project is required. The final report should be three pages or less and include the following:
Submit reports via email to: email@example.com
If your proposal is denied, it is not likely to be funded in a future cycle. Please do not resubmit a rejected proposal unless asked to do so.
PeopleForBikes does not consider additional funding requests from grantees for at least three years from the time of the original grant. This policy is designed to promote geographic and project diversity amongst our grant recipients.
Please contact Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships, at (720)726-3335 or firstname.lastname@example.org