Community Spark Grants

The League’s Bicycle Friendly America program awards organizations for projects and programs that spark change and catalyze a community’s ability to create places where bicycling is safer, easier, and more accessible. The desire is for organizations to propose projects that build Bicycle Friendly Communities and capacity for local leaders and influencers by uplifting the community and by creating inclusive coalitions that can shed new light on current issues.


Community Spark Grants are supported by:

Community Spark Grants are supported by:


Launched in 2022, the League’s Community Spark Grants support the growing number of local grassroots changemakers and organizations nationwide working to improve their communities through better bicycling with $1,500 mini-grants. Generous support for these grants comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of the CDC’s Active People, Healthy Nation℠ Initiative, which aims to help 27 million Americans become more physically active by 2027. Generous support for the grants also comes from General Motors.

Past Grantees

How to Apply

2022 Grantee - Girls in Gear, Newark, NJ

2023 Grantee - Adaptive Cycling Center, Reno, NV

2023 Grantee - Reading Riders Book and Bike Riding Club, St. Louis, MO

2023 Grantee - 13th Annual Mattapan on Wheels: The Musical Flavors of Mattapan, Mattapan, MA