Monday, October 15, 2012

Combined Federal Cyclists CFC #bikedc

Photo by COG LOG LAB
It's CFC time.  And there lots of good organizations to support (I always like to support dog rescue organizations).  There are lots of good bicycle organizations to consider.  According to the Combined Federal Campaign for the National Area, the following bicycle organizations are participating in CFC (no endorsements intended - just indicating some mighty fine options):
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Converts thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors into public trails for walking, bicycling, hiking, skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife habitats, and nature appreciation. Affiliation: EarthShare    CFC # code:  10641.  Overhead: 26.6%.     Program Areas:   C - Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics   S - Community Improvement, Capacity Building.
League of American Bicyclists.
The League of American Bicyclists (Wheelmen) promotes cycling for fun, fitness and transportation, and works through advocacy and education for a bicycle-friendly America.  CFC # code:  11563. Overhead: 8.2%. Program Areas:   Y - Mutual/Membership Benefit Orgs, Other   R - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics.  1612 K Street, NW, Suite 510, Washington DC  

 
Bikes Not Bombs, Inc.
BNB uses donated bicycles as a tool for empowerment in our youth leadership programs, international development projects, and vocational training center and retail shop. CFC # code:  12431.  Overhead: 15.8%.  Program Areas:   O - Youth Development   Q - International, Foreign Affairs & National Security   C - Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification .

Bikes for the World, Inc.
Putting unwanted bicycles to good use overseas - for jobs, school, healthcare - and for youth development locally. Nation's largest bicycle reuse effort - 70,000 delivered since 2005.
CFC # code: 21964. Overhead: 3.7%. Program Areas:   Q - International, Foreign Affairs & National Security   O - Youth Development   S - Community Improvement, Capacity Building.      3108 17th Street North, Arlington, VA
 

Bikes Belong Foundation.
Encouraging children to bike while making bicycling safer. Building a mutual respect among motorists and cyclists ensuring safer routes for everyone to ride. CFC # code:  54808. Overhead: 7.0% Program Areas:   E - Health – General and Rehabilitative   W - Public, Social Benefit – Multipurpose and Other   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics.         


Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Advocates for safe cycling conditions, promotes bicycling as healthy and sustainable transportation, provides bicycling safety information, and educates youth and adults. CFC # code: 93587.  Overhead: 14.1%.     Program Areas:   C - Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification   E - Health – General and Rehabilitative   S - Community Improvement, Capacity Building.        2599 Ontario Road NW, Washington DC 20009

Mountain Bicycling Association, International

Preserve, protect and enhance great riding experiences. Support low impact riding, volunteer trail work, cooperation among trail users, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management. CFC # code:  11199  Overhead: 7.9% Program Areas:   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics   S - Community Improvement, Capacity Building   R - Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy.
 

Pedals for Progress, A New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation
Help developing countries by promoting self sustaining businesses. We collect/recondition used bicycles/ship them to developing countries where they become effective tools for self-help. Affiliation: Do Unto Others: America's Emergency Relief, Development, and Humanitarian Outreach Charities CFC # code:  12261.   Program Areas:   P - Human Services – Multipurpose and Other   J - Employment, Job Related   S - Community Improvement, Capacity Building.     



Adventure Cycling Association
Promoting environmental and personal health by inspiring people to travel by bicycle for fitness/fun/self discovery and advocating for better cycling conditions since 1974. CFC # code:  10054. Overhead: 10.3% Program Areas:   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics   Y - Mutual/Membership Benefit Orgs, Other   C - Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification.150 E. Pine Street, Missoula, MT  

USA Cycling, Inc.
Dedicated to advancing the development of cycling; training coaches and athletes (including Olympic team); sponsoring competitions/events; promoting proper cycling techniques; supporting sports science technology. CFC # code:  10293.  Overhead: 9.5%.   Program Areas:   N - Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics.  210 USA Cycling Point, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 


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