Spokane Bike Swap Announces Grant Recipients
New Round of Grants Awarded
SPOKANE COUNTY, August 24, 2022 – The Spokane Bike Swap (SBS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual grants program since becoming a standalone 501(c)3 non-profit. In addition to providing access to affordable bikes, SBS is committed to providing funding to programs and organizations that have a meaningful impact on our community and region. The organizations that were selected for SBS grants this year are:
- The Community School in support of bike safety classes, bikes for students, and safe campus bike parking.
- SCOPE Bike Safety in support of bike helmets and bike locks for children in high crime areas of Spokane County.
- Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance Eastern Washington Chapter in support of scholarship fund for kids’ mountain bike camps and youth and adult mountain bike skills classes.
- YMCA of the Inland Northwest in support of ensuring access to YMCA programs regardless of financial need and ability.
- West Central Community Center in support of bike safety and helmets for at-risk kids.
- Inland Northwest Land Conservancy in support of stewardship and maintenance of public access properties and educational signage.
SBS is thrilled to be able to support these deserving organizations and looks forward to continuing and growing this support to local non-profits and organizations in future years.
Spokane Bike Swap Vision:
To instill a love of biking and the outdoors and to provide charitable support that encourages a healthy and vibrant community.
Spokane Bike Swap Background and Grant Information:
The Spokane Bike Swap & Expo was initiated by Commute Smart Northwest in 2012. This one-day event is coordinated by 20+ enthusiastic volunteers who lead active roles in our community and are passionate about bicycling and supporting this great community event. Since it started, the bike swap has partnered and raised over $200,000 for local non-profit organizations. In 2019, the Spokane Bike Swap & Expo was pleased to announce they were an official non-profit organization and going forward the proceeds from the event will go to various regional charitable organizations. During September 2021, the Spokane Bike Swap accepted applications from community organizations and individuals for grants that align with the Spokane Bike Swap mission and vision.
CONTACT: LeAnn Yamamoto, Spokane Bike Swap Event Director
TDM Manager | Spokane County, Commute Smart Northwest
Cell: (509) 280-3459