The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club (KBC) welcomes charitable donations in support of its mission to promote bicycling in the greater Kalamazoo area. (See “Club Mission” at the About KBC (link) for a full description of what KBC does to promote bicycling.) While annual revenue from membership dues and KalTour covers KBC’s operational costs, KBC depends on grants and charitable donations to carry out educational and philanthropic endeavors that promote safe and enjoyable bicycling.
KBC has a history of generously supporting bicycling. As of 2020, KBC donated over the past five years about $30K to entities like AMBUCS, KalamazooStrong, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, League of Michigan Bicyclists, and the Maple Hill Trail. In addition, for over a decade members of KBC have volunteered their time to put on events like KalTour and Bike Camp. All of these endeavors are sustained and enhanced with help from benefactors.
Charitable contributions (donations) to the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club are now tax deductible. The Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, Registered Charity No. 38-2285331, is an IRS 501(c)(3) entity. Public information about the KBC held on file with the IRS can be found at this link – Kalamazoo Bicycle Club’s IRS Charity Search page.
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) are a convenient and tax-free way for donors 70 ½ or older to make gifts directly from an IRA to charitable organizations like the Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, a 501(c)(3) entity. Click here for more information.
If your donation is $250 or more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an official receipt for tax purposes.
Unless specified otherwise, charitable donations are deposited in KBC’s general fund and allocated as needed by the KBC Executive Committee. If you want to designate that your donation be allocated to a particular KBC activity – such as Bike Camp, Education Committee, or KalTour (among other possibilities) – please use the “Write a note (Optional)” feature, after clicking on the “Donate” button below, to tell the KBC Treasurer where to deposit your gift. If your designated donation does not align with a current KBC activity, the KBC Executive Committee will make every effort to pass your donation along to another bicycling-oriented entity in the Kalamazoo area (for example – Bike Friendly Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, or Open Roads).
Donations to KBC can be made – using PayPal or a credit card – by clicking the button below. However, donations made via credit card or PayPal are subject to a transaction fee which does not benefit KBC. So, to have your entire donation go to KBC (a preferable outcome to be sure), please make your donation via check and mail it to Kalamazoo Bicycle Club, P.O. Box 50527, Kalamazoo, MI 49005. Note: some banks allow customers to pay bills electronically; if your bank does this, you will likely need to provide the club’s mailing address.