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.
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.”
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|
|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|
|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|
|Colorado Mountain Bike Association (COMBA)||Cash match for North Elk Trail Project|
|Neighborhood Rehab Project / Be A Tool||Repairs to a home of a paraprofessional in Idaho Springs|