Grants and Donations

Through The Hub's People and the Planet Fund, we dedicate 5% of our profits to supporting the cycling community, the community at large, and to our environment.

We make space in our People and the Planet Fund for special projects that we really believe in.  By donating a higher dollar amount to these projects, we are attaching our valued community reputation to the organization and their cause.  Because of this, programs seeking a grant must be highly organized with a clear vision of what they are trying to accomplish.  Examples of past grants are:  Cycles for Change, Project Homeless Connect, Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota, and Tour de Cure.

For grant and donation requests, we require sufficient time for The Hub's Marketing Committee to make decisions. Please submit requests with the following timelines in mind:

March-April-May:  Application Deadline is February 1st

June-July-August:  Application Deadline is May 1st

September-October-November:  Application is August 1st

Eligibility and Requirements:

All eligible grant and gift card donation requests must be for a community program or event that meets at least 2 of the 3 following criteria:

  • Supports cycling or other forms of active transportation

  • The program or event must promote or be within the Hub's business communities (Local)

  • Advocates for environmentally-friendly initiatives

The Hub does not award grants or donate gift cards to the following:

  • Individuals for personal gain or personal fundraising

  • Applicants located outside of the Hub's business communities

  • Organizations or events unrelated to health & wellness and bicycling