Colorado’s Team Evergreen Awards $300,000 in 2019 Charitable Donations

EVERGREEN, Colorado (October 28th, 2019) — Team Evergreen Cycling (the largest cycling club in Colorado, established in 1988) recently announced their grant winners for 2019-2020 on October 27th. $135,000 in donations will be split among 21 recipients for the upcoming season. Combined with earlier contributions for the year, this puts the total gifts given (year to date) at almost $300,000.

Colorado HS MTB League Exec Director Kate Rau (L) and Team Evergreen Executive Director Jen Barbour (R). Photo courtesy Team Evergreen

This year’s application process allowed Team Evergreen to consider a variety of charitable organizations (not necessarily related to cycling) in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Summit and Eagle Counties. Grants were to be considered based on the following categories:

  • Advocacy Grants – Nonprofit advocacy organizations relating to cycling in the Colorado and Rocky Mountain Region.
  • Community Grants – Nonprofit community based organizations in areas that host our events.
  • Trail Projects – Funds for trail projects (hard or soft surface) including required cash matches for grant applications, signage and related equipment purchases.

Jen Barbour, Executive Director of Team Evergreen/Triple Bypass states:

“Team Evergreen has been invested in our local communities and the state of Colorado since its beginning. As we’ve grown, so has our ability to make a positive impact. We expanded our grant considerations to further our reach.

“We believe in supporting the advocacy organizations that continue to make a big impact in our state. Providing grant assistance and volunteers for organizations such as Bicycle Colorado and COMBA (Colorado Mountain Biking Association), were obvious choices. But we also wanted to give back to the communities that graciously host our events. As we found with this year’s grant applications, this can be done through a myriad of ways.

“Whether it’s providing the Clear Creek EMS with new stretchers, or assisting with neighborhood rehabilitation projects, each Team Evergreen grant recipient is a worthy one.”

Riders on the annual Triple Bypass Ride, one of Team Evergreen's major fundraising events. Photo courtesy Team Evergreen

With continued success, Team Evergreen plans to continue the grant process again for 2020-2021. To find out more visit www.teamevergreen.org

Organizations receiving grants include:

2019 TE Grant Recipients
GROUP PROJECT /PROGRAM SUMMARY
Advocacy
Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) Advocacy support for Mountain Biking
COMBA/Clear Creek Open Space Floyd Hill Segment 4 Trail Constuction
Colorado High School Cycling League HS MTB athletics and race scholarships
Special Olympics Colorado Special Olympian Cycling Program
Bicycle Colorado Bike School program
Bikes Together – Denver Provide lock, light and helmet to 360 people
Eyecycle Colorado Provide cycling activity for visually impaired persons
Bike Jeffco, Inc. Bike advocacy in Jefferson County
Front Rangers Cycling – Denver Role models and cycling programs for Denver at-risk youth
Davis Phinney Foundation Tour de Victory
Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado (BRAC) Outreach, women's programs, website
Evergreen Parks and Rec Junior MTB Program
Community
Project Bike Tech – Summit County Equipment for bike mechanic programs in high schools
The Cycle Effect – Eagle Low Income Hispanic/Latina Girls MTB program
Scraps to Soil – Clear Creek Teaching Clear Creek County the benefit of composting
Clear Creek County Library District Bicycle Racks and updated outdoor seating
Clear Creek EMS Five new scoop stretchers
Clear Creek Advocates Provides services to victims of crime and trauma in Clear Creek
Clear Creek Rock House – Idaho Springs Mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk youth
Trail Pojects
Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA) Cash match for North Elk Trail Project
Other
Neighborhood Rehab Project / Be A Tool Repairs to a home of a paraprofessional in Idaho Springs
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