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PeopleForBikes

Uniting millions to make riding better for everyone

two stars

75.95

2580 55th Street Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (303) 449-4893   Web Site
EIN: 20-4306888

Board Leadership
Steve Flagg
Chairman

CEO
Tim Blumenthal
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.95 two stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors. We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.

Launched in 1999 as Bikes Belong, PeopleForBikes includes both an industry coalition of bicycling suppliers and retailers, as well as a charitable foundation. Our foundation is where we house our major programs and engage individual members, affiliate organizations, and corporate sponsors. We provide a unified front for advocating for bicycling on a national level, a strategic center to ensure collaboration between each piece in the bicycling movement, and the ability to support local efforts through our financial, community and communication resources.

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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PeopleForBikes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by PeopleForBikes on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PeopleForBikes (CO) 75.95 two stars
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 92.53 four stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.76 three stars
Population Reference Bureau (DC) 92.19 four stars
The Committee of Seventy (PA) 87.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,863,127
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $808,797
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,671,924
   Program Service Revenue $94,444
Total Primary Revenue $8,766,368
   Other Revenue $14,610
TOTAL REVENUE $8,780,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,795,345
   Administrative Expenses $229,323
   Fundraising Expenses $116,558
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,141,226
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,639,752
   
Net Assets $6,391,527

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
PlacesForBikes $2,059,996 54.3%
Engagement $772,312 20.3%
Better Bike Share Partnership $571,402 15.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/01/2020 75.95 two stars
2018-12 08/01/2020 73.12 two stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 70.30 two stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 75.62 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 75.64 two stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 72.96 two stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 82.89 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2016 81.53 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 04/01/2015 81.13 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 20-4306888
Name in IRS Master File PEOPLEFORBIKES FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 2006
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Tim Blumenthal President $269,577

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
PeopleForBikes (CO) 75.95 two stars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (DC) 89.98 three stars
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (DC) 90.79 four stars
Institute for Policy Studies (DC) 88.57 three stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

PeopleForBikes
2580 55th Street
Suite 200
Boulder, CO 80301
tel: (303) 449-4893
EIN: 20-4306888

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2359
Boulder, CO 80306

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Board Leadership

Steve Flagg
Chairman

CEO

Tim Blumenthal
President

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