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SRAM Awards $200,000 to Safe Routes

Published December 8, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund’s first grant award of $200,000 has went to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

“Creating a better environment for children to bike and walk to school is good for everyone,” said Stan Day, SRAM’s president. "SRAM recognizes the heavy lifting being done by local advocates all around the country on this important program. We hope that our contribution can help Partnership director Deb Hubsmith and her team to support these advocates and continue to inspire progress."

This is the first award made by SRAM's Cycling Fund that was created on September 30, 2008. During the next five years, the Fund plans to award $10 million in grants to support cycling advocacy programs around the world that focus on improving bicycling infrastructure.

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a network of more than 350 nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools and professionals working together to advance the Safe Routes to School, www.saferoutespartnership.org, movement in the United States.

The SRAM Cycling Fund Web site will go live by the end of December. It will provide information about the fund and track progress of grants. In addition, SRAM expects to announce several more major grants during the next few weeks.

Topics associated with this article: Advocacy/Non-profits

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