International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security

WORKING BIKES

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.workingbikes.org

Mission Statement

Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.

Main Programs

  1. International Shipments
  2. Local Donations
  3. Local Programming
  4. Volunteer Mechanic Capacity Building
  5. National Shipments

service areas

International

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ruling year

2008

chief executive

Lee Ravenscroft

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Keywords

Chicago, Africa, Central America, South America, New Orleans

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EIN

54-2138339

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Countless bicycles are discarded or sit unused in basements or garages in the United Statesr. But in a developing country, a bicycle can truly change the life of an individual, her family and her community. Bicycling is, of course, a form of personal transportation. But bicycles are also used for hauling cargo, and even as a source of electricity through the creation of pedal-powered machines! In areas plagued by poverty, high levels of unemployment and lack of reliable, accessible transportation, a bicycle can provide access to jobs, education, medical attention, and other resources.
Global Impact: Working Bikes ships thousands of bicycles each year to our partners in countries throughout Latin America and Africa including, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Uganda, Ghana, and many others.
Local Impact: Working Bikes partners with homeless transition, refugee resettlement, and youth empowerment programs in Chicago to donate bicycles and put them to good use on the streets of our own community.
Working Bikes donates about 6000 bicycles each year to our international and local partners.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

International Shipments

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Local Donations

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Local Programming

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Volunteer Mechanic Capacity Building

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Program 5

National Shipments

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service areas

International

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Financials

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WORKING BIKES
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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WORKING BIKES

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Lee Ravenscroft

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lee Ravenscroft

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