CalBike is pleased to make it official: our tax-deductible arm, the California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund, has now become the California Mobility Fund. It took a while for the paperwork to be finalized, but we’re thrilled to dive into the new opportunities that will open for our rebranded, tax-deductible sister organization.
The new name will better reflect our work to create social change that will protect our planet and build healthy, just communities.
CalBike and the California Mobility Fund, explained
CalBike (aka the California Bicycle Coalition) is a nonprofit organization. However, we have two divisions: a 501(c)3 and a 501(c)4. CalBike is the 501(c)4, and the California Mobility Fund is our 501(c)3. Here are the big differences:
- CalBike is allowed to participate in electoral politics, which is why we can endorse candidates and ballot measures.
- Donations to CalBike support our hard-hitting advocacy and are not tax-deductible.
- The California Mobility Fund cannot endorse candidates.
- Donations to the California Mobility Fund are tax-deductible.
Why did we change the name to the California Mobility Fund?
Much of the work CalBike does is about making mobility equitable and sustainable. A bike is a great tool for this — but it also makes sense to look beyond the bike.
We need to cut car emissions drastically (by as much as 45% by 2030) if we want to avert climate disaster. We can’t do this by just switching to EVs — it won’t happen fast enough, and it will leave out disadvantaged communities. And while we will continue our work to make bicycling a safe and appealing transportation option, we know that bikes aren’t the answer for everyone.
Through the California Mobility Fund, we will collaborate with housing, transit, environmental, and justice organizations to fight for a sustainable and just future, fostering communities where residents don’t have to rely on cars. Our new name reflects our commitment to the intersectional work of environmental and social justice.
We look forward to working with you toward these goals!