Pedal The Plains is proud to give back to organizations across Colorado in an effort to make a difference in the lives of our residents.
The Denver Post Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community by raising and distributing funds to metro-area and Colorado nonprofit agencies serving the areas of arts, youth, education and human services.
In addition to event proceeds going to The Denver Post Community Foundation, two non-profits that serve the Eastern Plains have been selected to each receive a $7,000 grant. They will help by providing volunteers and educational offerings throughout the event.
The two partnering non-profits receiving the $7,000 grants are:
Colorado FFA Foundation
Integrated into the curriculum of over 100 high schools in Colorado, the Colorado FFA Foundation is the premier co-curricular leadership organization for students ages 14 – 18. Most members of Colorado FFA do not come from a farm or ranch, but have a desire to learn more about agriculture and the inspiring task of providing food and fiber to a growing population. Areas of focus are: premier leadership; personal growth; and career success through agricultural education. The Colorado FFA Foundation is a non-profit organization that is proud to be a charity partner of Pedal The Plains and The Denver Post.
Embedded in the CSU Extension Offices, 4-H is a non-profit designed for youth ages 5 through 18 years of age living in counties across the state. 4-H began over 100 years ago as an educational program for the rural youth of America. Their mission remains to empower young people to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. Through projects in environmental science, rocketry, foods and nutrition, animal science, and photography, members of 4-H learn important skills such as leadership, ethics, decision making, record keeping, responsibility, and community service. The 4-H motto, “To make the best BETTER,” is something that this non-profit strives to accomplish as it embarks on another century of service for America’s youth.
Community Initiative Program
Pedal The Plains will make a $3,000 donation to an organization in each host community as a part of our Community Initiative Program. Organizations to receive these community initiatives will be announced this summer!
Viaero Wireless’ Host Community Grants
Pedal The Plains (PTP) is about highlighting the communities who help feed America. Viaero Wireless also wants to promote the community programs that add something special to the rural towns on the PTP route. Each town participating in Pedal The Plains receives $1,000 to give to the local charity or organization of their choice. Previous grants have gone to school athletic programs, community beautification organizations, and local health initiatives.
Colorado Creative Industries Art Initiative
Pedal The Plains is excited to partner with Colorado Creative Industries (CCI), who will award a $1,000 art grant in each community to help fund a Host Community Art Initiative. The Host Community Art Initiative is a special component of Pedal The Plains and designed to share the story of landscapes, landmarks and life as it is now and how it used to be on the Plains. Not only will this create a lasting legacy in the area, but the process will also establish a model for future public art endeavors and unite communities in a celebration of unique assets. This is the fourth year that the Art Initiative has been a part of Pedal The Plains and its popularity continues to grow.
Check back this summer to learn more about the art projects being funded in each community and where you’ll be able to see them during the tour!