Mission:

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

 www.bikefortcollins.org
 |  PO BOX 1632 Fort Collins CO 80522-1632

Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 20-3797097.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is N32, Parks and Playgrounds within the Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2006.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 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 latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

10/10

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

17.18%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$264,326

Total Revenue

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Finance & Accountability Report

75

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

84.05%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


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.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

No Review/Audit

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

17.18%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


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


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


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 the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

BRUCE HENDERSON, OPERATIONS M

$20,000


CHRIS JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DI

$4,231


RICK ARENESON, MEMBER

$0


JENNIFER HOOVER, MEMBER

$0


CHRIS SUGAI, MEMBER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2018

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


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 IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Friends of the Fort Collins Bicycle Program Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$245,248

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)


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Bike Fort Collins works to increase the overall numbers of bicyclists and eliminate bicycle-motor vehicle crashes. BFC's goal is to train every public school child in confident and safe bicycling from K-12. BFC is working with the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park to assist residents in developing and implementing an Active Living Plan for their community.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

As an independent, board governed NPO, Bike Fort Collins can provide leadership with regard to education, encouragement, and engineering components of the LAB Bike Friendly Communities programs. In addition to public outreach and collaborations with the city regarding bike share and youth bicycle safety, Bike Fort Collins is inspecting infrastructure and providing independent feedback to city staff. Bike Fort Collins has a contract with the City to deliver youth bicycle education in the local school district K-12 grades. The program consists of four elements: ensuring the kids have working bicycles , providing bicycle safety education, assisting with development of physical bike handling skills, and coaching on street rides to develop real world riding experience. Within the Poudre Valley Mobile Home Park we've established two coalition groups, one for youth residents and one for adults. We work with these coalition groups, as representatives of the larger community for developing Active Living Plans. We've organized a group of cross functional experts to collaborate investigating and implementing the Poudre Valley residents Active Living ideas and priorities.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

Bike Fort Collins has a strong local social network, communicating with several thousand constituents multiple times per month. Over the years we've developed positive working relationships with critical community partners including the City Bicycling transportation team, the CSU (local University) Alternative Transportation team, Larimer County health services, Larimer County transportation, and the local school district. We employ a group of over 20 certified bicycle instructors and bicycle mechanics for our Safe Routes to Schools program. We continue to educate and develop the capabilities of these instructors. Many of our lower income and disadvantaged community members are primary Spanish speakers. We employ bi-lingual project managers, have funded the hiring of bi-lingual counter representatives for the local Bike Co-op (low income bike repair organization), and offered a cultural awareness workshop for all of our partners.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

Overall eliminating bicycle traffic deaths is one very visible measure of progress. Trends demonstrating increased use of the city's bikeways and increased attendance at public bicycling events are key ongoing indicators. In collaboration with the City of Fort Collins bicycling organization we are all striving for a 5% bicycling mode share. We established a school rotation plan to cover the education of every child in Fort Collins that attend local public schools, once every three years.. Recognizing the local school district boundaries are larger than the city limits, we began this year to offer services outside of Fort Collins. When we launched out Active Living project in the Poudre Valley Mobile Home park two years ago, we collected base line data of residents bicycling, walking and public transit habits. We also leverage health equity scores from Larimer County health services. This year, we updated our data collection survey and began to capture new information for an interim update. Overall we are striving for 25% increase in bicycling and walking within the park.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

BFC has hosted/participated in over 35 events this year to promote bicycling, encourage riders, and help build a solid bicycling community. Last year our Safe Routes to Schools program reached 13,433 students, serving 27 schools. We collaborated with city transportation, engineering, and parks to support sidewalk improvements, the installation of bicycle fix-it stations in all the middle schools, development of several arterial crossings as part of the local bikeway network, and development new recreational trail connectors. With our guidance the Poudre Valley Mobile Home park adult and youth residents both developed their Active Living plans and prioritized the items on their respective plans. BFC has hosted several social events and bike repair sessions within the park this year. We supported installation of a new volleyball court in a nearby park and organized volleyball competitions for the residents. BFC collaborated with 10 other partners in organizing a local Open Streets event focused on the culture, values and needs of this mobile home park community.



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily 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 (BETA)

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Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.