Our Funders

The Safe Routes Partnership is supported by foundations, corporations and individuals who share our values and are working with us to reverse childhood obesity, increase physical activity by walking and bicycling to and from school and in daily life and to create livable, sustainable communities. 

$1,000,000 +

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful, and timely change. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org.

$500,000 +

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We serve more than 9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.

$100,000 +

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collaborates to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.


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Since our inception in 2005, PeopleForBikes has provided generous grants for general operating support of the Safe Routes Partnership. PeopleForBikes was formed in 1999 as the national coalition of bicycle retailers and suppliers working to put more people on bikes more often. U.S. bicycle companies recognized that they could accomplish more for bicycling by working together than by working independently. From helping create safe places to ride to promoting bicycling, PeopleForBikes carefully selects projects and partnerships that have the capacity to make a difference.

Additional Corporate Supporters

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Clif Bar 

The Safe Routes Partnership is an 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to the National Partnership are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  We also welcomes nomination for Cy Pres awards, which are funds in class action cases that, for any number of reasons, cannot be distributed to the class members or beneficiaries. Typically, courts can distribute these residual funds to appropriate charitable causes, and the Safe Routes Partnership is an appropriate beneficiary.