Missouri Bicycle Foundation Receives $15,000 Challenge Grant

A private foundation has issued a $15,000 challenge to supporters of bicycling and walking in Missouri.

The Challenge Grant will match donations to the Missouri Bicycle Foundation's Sustaining Donor Campaign dollar for dollar--from individuals, clubs, businesses, or other groups.

"It doubles the power of any gift you make to the Foundation during this period," says Missouri Bicycle Foundation Executive Director Brent Hugh. "It allows to raise the amount needed to continue and accelerate the exciting progress we have been seeing over the past couple of years. This is the next step in creating an organization that will be here for the long haul to make a real difference for bicyclists across Missouri."

To take advantage of this opportunity to double your gift, your donation must be received by January 31st, 2007.

Click here to find out more about the Foundation or here to make an online donation.

Send donations to the Missouri Bicycle Foundation, Post Office Box 104871, Jefferson City, MO 65110-4871.

The Missouri Bicycle Foundation is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to advance bicycle access, safety, and education. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

What is the Missouri Bicycle Foundation?
The Foundation is a sister corporation with MoBikeFed.

The Foundation promotes bicycling and walking, bicycle and pedestrian safety, distributes accurate information about bicycling and walking, and promotes programs to improve the the environment for walking and bicycling. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible.

Your donation to the Foundation moves forward programs like
  • Missouri Safe Routes to Schools
  • bicycle education
  • promotion of bicycle safety
  • bicycle transportation, and bicycle tourism
  • school bicycle clubs
  • the effort to complete the Katy Trail and create a complete, cross-state trails network
  • bicycle/pedestrian access on river bridges
  • work to train and educate planners and engineers on bicycle and pedestrian design
  • education of the public and law enforcement about the newly passed Missouri Bicycle Safety legislation
MoBikeFed does advocacy and promotes legislative and policy change toward making Missouri a better place to walk and bicycle. Because of this focus, your MoBikeFed memberships and donations are not tax deductible.

So when you donate in support of bicycling and walking, you have a choice.