Granting Opportunities to Local Organizations
In addition to our riders volunteering on build sites and advocating for affordable housing in communities throughout the summer, Bike & Build disburses proceeds from our summer trips to organizations across the United States.
Other Types of Grants
While the competitive grant program is the primary method through which Bike & Build donates the money it receives, we also empower our riders and hosts to support specific organizations directly.
Rider $250 Grants
All riders are able to designate one affordable housing organization of their choice to receive a $250 unrestricted grant.
Bike & Build occasionally works with targeted affordable housing groups for various reasons, including longer or more in-depth build projects, among others. In these cases, a portion of our trips’ proceeds is reserved for these groups.
On the Road Donations
These contributions, typically $100, are made to local housing organizations as designated by the community centers, churches, schools and other organizations that host our trips.
2018 Application Period
The application period begins in May and closes in early June. Bike & Build must receive all applications by the date stated on the application; no exceptions.