A foundation dedicated to supporting the sport and its amazing athletes, from the neighborhood cul-de-sac to the Olympic podium.
The mission of the USA Cycling Foundation is to assist USA Cycling in its efforts to create and implement consistent and sustained development programs for young American bike racers – we support the future of American bike racing.
Developing world-class cycling athletes takes significant resources, and most competitive nations receive government funding for Olympic sport development—yet the United States is the only major industrialized nation without this benefit. Achieving international success in Olympic cycling sport requires dedicated philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals like you.
We fund USA Cycling’s National Development Programs and are committed to supporting our nation’s young athletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams in all five cycling disciplines.
We award over $80,000 each year through several grant and scholarship programs for athletes and teams pursuing international excellence in cycling. 100% of the gifts to these programs are distributed to athletes via annual awards.
Steve Blank oversees the day to day operations of the Foundation and manages the fundraising efforts including individual, foundation and corporate philanthropic giving. Steve received his B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and his Masters in International Business Management from the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. Prior to joining the USA Cycling Foundation, Steve spent eleven years as the Director of Development of the Surfrider Foundation. Steve was born and raised in San Diego and has spent all but seven years of his life there. He still resides there with his wife and two children.
Steve has been with the Foundation since inception in 2000, working development, special events and overall operations. Steve has also assisted USA Cycling with with International Relations, Collegiate Cycling and Regional Athlete Development Camps during the last 15 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature.
As the Foundation’s Development Assistant, Kristen assists with gift processing, donor communication, event planning and a host of other tasks. Kristen has been with USA Cycling for five years, working on the Membership Services team and joined the Foundation team in 2016. Kristen is a graduate from Colorado State University with a major in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism and a minor in Business Administration.
With a donation to the USA Cycling Foundation, you contribute year-round support of athlete development and competition. Together we can help move American cycling forward and achieve international success.