The 88bikes Foundation endows bicycles to girls throughout the world, especially survivors of human trafficking, many in ashrams, shelters, or orphanages. They partner with vetted, locally-run NGOs, purchase bicycles from local vendors, hire local labor and connect each survivor one-to-one with her donor. Their volunteers return to lead bike rides, organize repair clinics–even paint murals. They call it Joy-Based Philanthropy, and since 2007 they’ve endowed nearly 3000 bikes to heroic kids in fourteen countries, including India, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Peru, Bosnia, and the Navajo Nation.
Recent Grantee News
88bikes $5,000 826Valencia $5,000 ArtSpan $5,000 BayKids Studios $2,500 California Domestic Worker’s Coalition $5,000 Children’s Book Project $3,000 Children’s Hospital & Research Center Foundation $5,000 Culture Jam $4,000 Enriching Lives Through Music (co-recipient of the 2012 Jerry Garcia Award) $5,000 Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley $5,000 Richard Grace (2013 Bill Graham Award) $10,000 […]