Focus Area - Bicycle Advocacy 

It's no secret, we like bikes! The bicycle is near and dear to our New Belgium hearts, as you might notice from the label of our flagship beer, Fat Tire. Not only is the bicycle all kinds of fun to ride, but as our friend Jimmy Hallyburton says, it allows us to experience our communities and our world at the speed of discovery: to connect with the world around us in a way that simply cannot be achieved when a car door is separating us from our surroundings.  We believe the bicycle keeps us and the planet healthy, and we celebrate it daily here at the brewery. Ride on! 


We are looking to fund:

  • Projects that break down barriers and foster support for riders
  • Projects that focus on increasing daily ridership
  • Projects that promote bicycle accessibility in communities facing historical and systemic inequities
  • We prioritize funding for grassroots level organizations rooted in the communities they serve
  • We prioritize funding for organizations with senior staff and/or board leadership positions held by individuals from the communities the organization serves
  • We do not prioritize funding for adaptive mobility equipment. This is not a reflection on the value of the adaptive cycling organizations and programs. It only indicates our grant funds are limited.

Accepting applications March 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021. Awards announced in May during National Bike Month!

We Do Not Fund

Programming or projects that fall outside the Bicycle Advocacy focus area 

Organizations receiving New Belgium funding, sponsorship and/or in-kind donation of beer or any New Belgium goods amounting to more than $2500 in a calendar year 

Organizations without 501(c)3 status, while exceptions are made, we typically do not fund organizations utilizing a fiscal sponsor 

Organizations who partner with Tour de Fat and receive funds from this event 

Debt reduction 

Requests from individuals including scholarships 

Conferences, conventions or workshops 

Organizations/ programming for religious purposes 

Fundraising events, music festivals, film festivals or cultural events 

Direct submittals from public or private schools 

General operating requests, institutional overhead, indirect costs, or facilities and administration costs 

Capital campaigns 

Foundations who allocate requested funds to other organizations, individuals, or schools 

City, County or State agencies 

Organizations that have received consecutive grant funding over a three-year period are not eligible to apply for one calendar year 

Grant Sizes

Small grants range in size from $500 to $5,000 

Non-Discrimination Policy

New Belgium does not provide support to organizations which, in their constitution or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, marital status genetic information or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. 

Geographic Funding Area

Organizations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are eligible for funding. We do not offer grants to international programs at this time. Thank you for your understanding. 

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