Each February, the Board will allocate a portion of the club’s funds to be awarded to projects and programs that promote bicycling in the Greater Richmond Area. A Grants Committee, appointed by the Board, will solicit and vet bicycle-related projects and make recommendations to the Board, which will have the final approval. Applications will be accepted and grants approved until the allocated funds have been exhausted.
The policy was drafted by the RABA Grants Committee, appointed by the Board earlier in the year, and approved with amendments by the Board. Committee members are: Jesse Archer, Ron Corio, Gregg Hillmar, Grace Silverstein, and Mary Lynn White.
The Grants Policy and Procedure consists of three parts: Introduction, Grant Guidelines, and Application. In assessing grant applications, consideration will be given to a variety of factors, including the potential impact of the program, project, or event and the number of people who will benefit; local volunteer and support for the project; the degree to which the request works with or complements other community organizations; the possibility of using the grant as seed money for matching funds from other sources.
Members are encouraged to get the word out that there is grant money available for bicycle-related projects and be on the lookout for potential applicants. Interested parties should contact any member of the RABA Grants Committee.
|Fulton Hill Neighborhood Resource Center (Bike Racks)||2013 Jun||$1,000|
|VCU Dept. of Physical Therapy and Urban Regional Planning (Bike Skills Park)||2013 Jul||$840|
|Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School (Used Bicycles and Parts)||2013 Sep||$1,000|
|Partnership for Smarter Growth (Bike Education Event)||2013 Sep||$400|
|2013 Total Grants||$3,240|
|Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School (Used Bicycles)||2014 Jan||$1,000|
|Virginia Supportive Housing (Used Bicycles for Homeless)||2014 Feb||$1,000|
|Ride Richmond (Bike Education and Lights at VCU)||2014 Sep||$1,000|
|Ride Richmond (Women’s Bike Summit)||2014 Oct||$1,000|
|Crestwood Elementary School (Parts for Used Bicycles)||2014 Oct||$500|
|Richmond Cycling Corps (Armstrong HS Bike Park)||2014 Dec||$2,000|
|2014 Total Grants||$6,500|
|RideRichmond (Bicycle Spoke Cards)||2015 Sep||$1000|
|REACHCycles (Therapeutic Trikes for Disabled)||2015 Dec||$1000|
|Rag and Bones Bicycle Coop (Work Stands and Tools)||2015 Dec||$1000|
|2015 Total Grants||$3000|
|I Am RVA (Helmets and Bike Safety)||2016 Apr||$1000|
|Bikes for Oak Grove Elementary Sch. (Used Bicycles)||2016 Apr||$1000|
|REACHCycles (Therapeutic Trikes for Disabled)||2016 May||$1000|
|Sportable (Supported Bike Rides for Disabled)||2016 Aug||$1000|
|Virginia Bicycling Federation||2016 Nov||$1000|
|2016 Total Grants||$5000|
|Groundwork RVA-Charlie Thomas Bike Shop||2017 Apr||$1500|
|2017 Total Grants||$1500|
|Total Grants Awarded to Date:||$19,240|