Bicycle Angels is a non-profit charity that loans road bicycles for free to people that want to participate and fund raise for an eligible charity cycling or triathlon event, but don’t have a suitable bike to use, and can’t afford one. Our bicycles are loaned to motivated and committed individuals who are passionate about charity fundraising but are not financially capable of owning a bike suitable for endurance cycling.
We help remove a major barrier to charity fundraising, plus engage new people into cycling. About half of our loan recipients later go on to buy their own bike.
Since our inception in late 2009, we have loaned bicycles to over 350 participants who have collectively raised over $750,000 for important causes. We expect that this number will reach over $1 Million in 2016, ahead of our goal. Charities that have benefited to date include the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (via Team in Training), Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Diabetes Society, AIDS Lifecycle, Arthritis Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and Barb’s Breast Cancer Fund.
However in order to really become the charity we should be, we need serious help fundraising. We are currently 100% volunteer and need expert, experienced help seeking and applying for grants and fundraising.
We currently have a Fundraising Director position open on our Board but just plain need help. Our long term goal is to have paid fundraising staff as we start to see some more significant money come in.
If you have experience in grant writing and/or fundraising and would like to help out an awesome, growing charity, please check out our web site, and contact me for further disucssion.
- Grant Writing / Research
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- This is a part-time assignment at this point.
- Experience with grant writing and/or major fundraising.