Over the last few years, the BikeSGV Board of Directors have dedicated thousands of hours to to grow the organization's ability to positively impact environmental change and community health in the San Gabriel Valley.
With the development of the SGV Regional Bicycle Master Plan, the monthly Bike Train, Bicyculture and the Bicycle Corps, BikeSGV set off to seek funding for its ever growing portfolio of projects. However, as a non-profit organization without it's IRS tax exempt status, BikeSGV sought out a temporary fiscal sponsorship agreement with Day One, a Pasadena-based public health non-profit. Not only was the relationship fruitful (literally), but it paired BikeSGV with a very proactive and like-minded organization that has a rich history of empowering communities in the SGV. As a result, the partnership received grant funding from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Kaiser Permanente and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro).
Upon establishing the first set of funders, BikeSGV quickly outgrew the fiscal sponsorship capacity that Day One was able to provide, prompting the Board to apply for a longer-term agreement with Community Partners, based in Downtown Los Angeles, whose mission is to accelerate ideas into action to advance the public good. BikeSGV was then invited to an in-person interview to provide a sense of vision, goals and strategies to accomplish our mission. After careful deliberation, the Community Partners Board of Directors convened to approve BikeSGV's application for a fiscal sponsorship agreement.
BikeSGV is entirely confident in the expertise of Community Partners and looks forward to a very promising future. BikeSGV will continue to work jointly with Day One, especially to fulfill outcomes of the SGV Regional Bicycle Master Plan initiative.
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