Channel Islands Bike Club Grant Guidelines 2013
Grants are meant to improve and heighten the biking community in and around Ventura County.
Grants are meant to:
- Promote bicycling
- Encourage youths to take up cycling
- Support cycling with other programs donating to the cause
- Encourage ridership growth
- Promote safe cycling
We also want the grants to:
- Benefit the most people
- Benefit the neediest people
If additional monies are available we might award grants to:
- To purchase bikes/equipment for specific individuals.
- Ride or event sponsorship, Bicycle rodeos
- Events where CIBC is the sole funder.
Grants are limited to $3,000 per organization. Funding is done twice a year. The first cycle in April of the year and second in August, with a 90 day time frame to send a check after the first funding meeting.
Just click on the "Grant Application Form" below to open the form that suits your computer:
CIBC Grant Application Funds come from the proceeds of our efforts at the Cool Breeze Century Ride in August.
Questions about the grant process should email:
Grants Funded in 2012 include:Feria Campesino: Theresa applies for a grant that supports farm workers with Bike Helmets, Backpacks, Repairs and Bikes.
CIBC GRANTS 2012
This year we were able to fund some really great projects and events. Our community has many organizations and individuals who are dedicated to cycling and offer various services or education to support cyclists.
The Boy Scouts of America applied and were granted funds for two programs. Their Three Falls Camp in the Los Padres Forest applied for funds to create a Mountain Biking Program. We supported this with a $3,000 grant and they are in the process of purchasing bikes and equipment needed. The program is expected to be fully engaged for next summer's campers. We also provided $3000 for their 12 point ride. The ride consisted of biking to 12 different churches, temples, and synagogues. The participants learned bicycle safety as well as religious diversity, and they earned a badge.
In the Spring we provided $2,360 to VCCool for their Annual Bike Rodeo. They reported a good crowd and many opportunities to educate kids on safety, as well as provide helmets, gloves, and reflective tape kits.
Another event that made a big difference was the Faria Campesina, an event for farmworkers. We provided $3000 for gift bags that went to the farmworkers. The bags contained safety items such as, bells, lights, gloves, tubes, patch kits, etc.
Our largest single grant this year went to support the establishment of a BMX track for youth in Ventura. The park is on the Kimball property where the aquatics center is located. We contributed $5,000 towards the launch and they are close to being open for business!
Thank you for all the support you made possible! We contributed a total of $15,360 to cycling in Ventura.
Grants Funded in 2011 include:
CIBC supplied much of the funding for this great event, all the shiny new helmets for example.
Michael works on a landscaping crew at the Air National Guard Base at Point Mugu. Just learning to ride the bike was a self-esteem booster for him but using the bike to expedite equipment and supplies to job sites has increased the crew's efficiency and has really given Michael a sense of pride in his work.
This is a picture of the type of our veteran that our grant money is helping. Note he has lost both legs below knees and both hands including arm below elbow, yet John has come up with a way for him to ride a std. two wheeled bike like a normal person. Submitted by George Chester