Mission: TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS FOR BICYCLISTS AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL AND PROMOTE BICYCLING AS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, HEALTHY AND ENJOYABLE.

Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2006, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.bikefortcollins.org

  PO BOX 1632
Fort Collins CO 80522-1632


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


Overall Score

91

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.
This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores: 90% Finance & Accountability and 10% Leadership & Adaptability


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...   Finance & Accountability


This score provides an assessment of a nonprofit's financial health (stability, efficiency and sustainability) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.


Finance & Accountability Score

90

out of 100

The score earned by Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is a passing score

This V6 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization's health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from 2019, the latest year electronically filed and published by the IRS.



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Finance & Accountability Report

90

of 100 points

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

90.76%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s). This measure reflects the percent of its total expenses a charity spends on the programs and services it exists to deliver.


Program Expense Percentage

Amount of Credit Received

70% or higherFull Credit
60% - 69.9%Partial Credit
50% - 59.9%Zero Points for Program Expense Score
Below 50%Zero Points for Both Program Expense AND Liabilities to Assets Scores

Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

10/10 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent (not salaried).


The presence of an independent governing body is strongly recommended by many industry professionals to allow for full deliberation and diversity of thinking on governance and other organizational matters.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Audit or Financial Review

No review needed due to small charity size

No effect on score


An Audit, Review, or Compilation provides important information about financial accountability and accuracy. Organizations are scored based on their Total Revenue Amount:

Total Revenue Amount

Expectation to Receive Credit

$1 million or higherExpected to complete an audit
$500,000 - $1 millionExpected to complete an audit, review, or compilation
Less than $500,000No expectation (removed from scoring methodology)

Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

36.66%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990). This ratio is an indicator of an organization’s solvency and/or long-term sustainability.

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

Amount of Credit Received

Less than 50%Full Credit
50% - 59.9%Partial Credit
60% or moreNo Credit

Source: IRS Form 990

Website

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency metric.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component.


Source: IRS Form 990

Conflict of Interest Policy

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a conflict of interest policy on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy protects the organization and by extension those it serves, when it is considering entering into a transaction that may benefit the private interest of an officer, director and/or key employee of the organization.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Meeting Minutes

Documented

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks to confirm on the Form 990 that the organization has this process in place as an accountability and transparency measure.


An official record of the events that take place during a board meeting ensures that a contemporaneous document exists for future reference.


Source: IRS Form 990

Document Retention and Destruction

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a document retention and destruction policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy establishes guidelines for the handling, backing up, archiving and destruction of documents. These guidelines foster good record keeping procedures that promote data integrity.


Source: IRS Form 990

Whistleblower Policy

Missing

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for the existence of a whistleblower policy per the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


This policy outlines procedures for handling employee complaints, as well as a confidential way for employees to report financial or other types of mismanagement.


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of this organization's highest compensated employees. This compensation data includes salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts and is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. In some cases, these amounts may include compensation from related organizations. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting



DAVID DIXON, EXECUTIVE DI

$32,000


RICK ARENESON, MEMBER

$0


AARON BUCKLEY, MEMBER

$0


KAREN DOUGLAS, MEMBER

$0


JENNIFER HOOVER, MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990 (page 7), filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

Below are some key data points from the Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) for this organization. Learn more about the BMF on the IRS website


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The Form 990 is a document that nonprofit organizations file with the IRS annually. We leverage finance and accountability data from it to form Encompass ratings. Click here to view this organization's Forms 990 on the IRS website (if any are available).

Pandemic Response

Due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic, we give charities such as this one the opportunity to share the story of COVID's impact on them. Charities may submit their own pandemic responses through their nonprofit portal.


Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. reported being impacted by COVID-19 in the following ways:
  • Program Delivery

  • Fundraising Capacity

  • Revenue

  • Grants Received


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's operations financially:

Our financial structure was impacted by our inability to deliver our flagship program in its traditional capacity. This impacted our revenue from the program by nearly 50% in year 1 of the pandemic and over 20+% last year. However, we were able to apply for and receive a PPP loan (which was forgiven), which helped close the gap.


How COVID-19 impacted the organization's delivery of programs:

Many of our programs, particularly our flagship program entails in-person and on-site interactions. Thus, with all the remote working and closures required by COVID, the program was effectively shutdown for nearly a year. We began delivering the program in-person again last fall and are optimistic to be able to continue in 2022.


How this organization adapted to changing conditions caused by COVID-19:

We pivoted and tried to still deliver certain aspects of the flagship program via a video series. We also got creative and sought out a few new, smaller alternative programs that were still on-mission.


Innovations the organization intends to continue permanently after the pandemic:

For the two new, smaller alternative programs that we initiated in lieu of not being able to deliver our flagship program, we are now seeking more funding to turn one or both of them into more permanent programs.


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...   Impact & Results


This score estimates the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


Impact & Results Score

Not Currently Scored

Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. cannot currently be evaluated by our Encompass Rating Impact & Results methodology because either (A) it is eligible, but we have not yet received data; (B) we have not yet developed an algorithm to estimate its programmatic impact; (C) its programs are not direct services; or (D) it is not heavily reliant on contributions from individual donors.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$213,172

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


GENERAL PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PUBLIC FORUMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS, SUCH AS SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROGRAM AND TOUR DE FAT BICYCLE PARADE. ALSO TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LIVING AND T ... (More)


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


This score provides an assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score

100

out of 100

The score earned by Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is a passing score.

Encompass Rating V4 provides an evaluation of the organization's Leadership & Adaptability through the nonprofit organization submitting a survey response directly to Charity Navigator.


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Leadership & Adaptability Report

100

of 100 points

Mission

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s mission


Bike Fort Collins' mission is to increase participation in active transportation and advance bicycle culture and policy changes, creating safer streets and communities, while also creating an inclusive and empowering culture for all bicyclists, regardless of ability or identity.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Vision

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking through articulating the organization’s vision.


Bike Fort Collins’ vision is for Fort Collins to be the Amsterdam of the U.S. when it comes to bicycling.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Strategic Goals

The nonprofit organization presents evidence of strategic thinking and goal setting through sharing their most important strategic goals.


Goal One: Initiated as a new, small program as a function of the pandemic, solidify a Bike Donation and Recipient Match program as an ongoing program offering.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Two: Ensure a newly developed Asphalt Art program, based on our initiative, seeds within the community and that neighborhoods begin to use it as a means to improve the safety of their streets.

Goal Type: New program(s) based on observed changes in needs among our constituencies/communities served.


Goal Three: Restore our flagship program (Safe Routes to School Instruction) to pre-COVID levels, while seeking to expand to area schools or neighboring school districts who don't or can't receive programming.

Goal Type: Grow, expand, scale or increase access to the existing programs and services.


Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Leadership Development

The nonprofit provides evidence of investment in leadership development


Describe an investment in leadership

Yes, we very much value this and prioritize leadership development. However, our ability to deliver on this was impacted negatively during the pandemic, particularly because we were monitoring expenses so tightly given the uncertainty of the economy.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Mobilizing for Mission

The nonprofit provides evidence of leadership through focusing externally and mobilizing resources for the mission.


This organization mobilizes for mission in the following ways:
  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Networks of Collective Impact Efforts

  • Thought Leadership

  • Raising Awareness

  • Community Building

  • Policy Advocacy

What are this organization’s external mobilizaton efforts?

Relative to strategic partnerships, we have introduced a new program in our market that is joint partnership with a fellow non-profit organization within bicycle non-profit space. Introduced in 2020 as a pivot to the impact of the pandemic, as we enter our third year, we view it as a permanent program now. We have also recently partnered with another advocacy organization like ours (within our market) to jointly advocate for a major capital improvement project in our city. We continually have our radar out to present/share our programs and successes at state or national conferences. Community engagement is literally a major deliverable of one of our programs. And, we are constantly promoting the organization, or our programs, successes, and membership and donation opportunities via email communications and social media.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

Story of Adaptability

The nonprofit has an opportunity to tell the story of how the organization adapted to tremendous external changes in the last year.


During the pandemic, faced with not being able to deliver our flagship program, Safe Routes to School, (bicycle education and instructional programming), as a result of the school district moving to remote learning, and that our normal programming entails us embedding in-person with schools as part of their P.E. curriculum, we worked with our partner in the program (the City of Fort Collins) to develop and deliver bicycle safety education through the production of a bicycle safety video series. We deployed the same instructors who would have provided the in-person/in-class instruction to shoot video of themselves teaching the curriculum and safety concepts. We then formalized ways to share the footage virtually, so the videos could be edited finalized in a consistent fashion. When completed, we shared links to the videos through the schools and school district for students to be able to watch-and-learn from home. Recognizing the need, more than ever, during the pandemic for kids to have access to recreation, and to get outside and exercise, we sought out a joint-partnership with fellow non-profit who's mission is to bring new bikes and helmets to every 2nd grader in Title 1 schools. We set a goal with them to fund a bike and helmet for every 2nd grader in our immediate school district's (Poudre School District) six (6) Title 1 schools representing approx. 400 students. Within a 90-day window, we were able to fund over 260 of the bikes and helmets and worked with the district to get them to the appropriate schools/students. This program was so well received, we conducted it a second year funding and delivering bikes to over 350 students. We are now planning for our third year with our cites set on our initial 400 bike goal. In the meantime, this effort has become a permanent program for the organization.

Source: Nonprofit submitted responses

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...   Culture & Community


This score provides an assessment of the organization's culture and connectedness to the community it serves. Learn more about how and why we rate Culture & Community.


Culture & Community Score

Not Currently Scored

Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is currently not eligible for a Culture & Community score because we have not received its Constituent Feedback or Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion data. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen and Equity Practices sections of their Candid profile.

Note: The absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, it only indicates that we have not yet evaluated the organization.


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Culture & Community Report

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Constituent Feedback

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion


This organization has not provided information regarding the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices it is presently implementing. As such, the organization has not earned a score on this metric. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations implementing effective DEI policies and practices can enhance a nonprofit's decision-making, staff motivation, innovation, and effectiveness.


Methodology


We are utilizing data collected by Candid to document and assess the DEI practices implemented by the organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the Equity Strategies section of their Candid profiles to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Charity Navigator believes nonprofit organizations that engage in inclusive practices, such as collecting feedback from the people and communities they serve, may be more effective.



Methodology


We've partnered with Candid to survey organizations about their feedback practices. Nonprofit organizations can fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile to receive a rating.


Learn more about the methodology.

Analysis and Research


Like the overall Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as metrics are developed and ready for integration. Below you can find more information about the metrics we currently evaluate in this beacon and their relevance to nonprofit performance.


Constituent Feedback


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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