Fundraising

RAISING FUNDS & HOPE


By registering for Cycle of Hope, you’re already supporting Habitat for Humanity’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. But why stop there? Get your friends, family, and entire cheer squad to help you go above and beyond to raise funds and impact our community’s affordable housing crisis! Every dollar counts, and you will be helping families create strong communities, stable environments for their children, and life-changing opportunities.

Fundraising is easier than you think. You can quickly create and share a fundraising page that includes plenty of support from the Habitat team. The top fundraisers will earn VIP treatment on ride day, special recognition and, most importantly, bragging rights.

prizes


Once you get your wheels turning, you’ll be surprised at how simple fundraising can be. And it can be rewarding, too, since we have some fantastic prizes to offer our top fundraisers.

From VIP benefits on event day to airline tickets, we want to sweeten the ride for our biggest boosters. Check out our top fundraising prizes!

Top fundraiser: 2 Round Trip Tickets from Southwest Airlines
PLUS access for two to the VIP experience at Cycle of Hope, a commemorative jersey, and special wearable recognition on event day

2nd place fundraiser: 2 VIP 49ers Football Tickets at game of your choice
PLUS access for two to the VIP experience at Cycle of Hope, a commemorative jersey, and special wearable recognition on event day

3rd place fundraiser: Access for two to the VIP experience at Cycle of Hope, a commemorative jersey, and special wearable recognition on event day

All $1,000+  fundraisers: Access for two to the VIP experience at Cycle of Hope and commemorative jersey

All $500 -$1,000 fundraisers: Access for two to the VIP experience at Cycle of Hope

Team Fundraising

TEAM CHALLENGES


Rise to the challenge! Have your friends, family, and coworkers along for the ride and fundraise as a team! Not only will you raise critical funds to benefit Habitat for Humanity, but you and your team could win some prizes to take your Cycle of Hope experience to the next level.

Largest Pelotons

The most riders on their Cycle of Hope team
1st Place:

  • 10×10 team tent at finish line
  • Official event jersey for team captain
  • Exclusive Cycle of Hope swag
  • Recognition over PA announcements at finish line festival

2nd Place:

  • Official event jersey for team captain
  • Exclusive Cycle of Hope swag
Breakaway Teams

Teams with the most funds raised for Habitat for Humanity
1st Place:

  • Day-of VIP Passes for full team
  • Official event jersey for team captain
  • Exclusive Cycle of Hope swag
  • Recognition over PA announcements
    at finish line festival

2nd Place:

  • Official event jersey for team captain
  • Exclusive Cycle of Hope swag

fundraising tips


Your Cycle of Hope fundraising page is an easy way to raise the support Habitat needs to create affordable homeownership opportunities for families. By fundraising, you’ll help families go the distance – investing in their futures and building strong communities and legacies to last generations.

Now that you’re on the road to fundraising, here are some quick tips to help you maximize your efforts:

  1. First, set-up your page. You’ll get a unique URL and be able to customize your message. Make your message personal. Why do you support Habitat?
  2. Set a goal. Make it ambitious but achievable.
  3. Set an example and make a gift yourself. If you are able, make your gift a matching opportunity.
  4. Share, share, share your fundraising efforts on social media, email, or good ole’ fashion calling!
  5. Ask close friends if they will help you fundraise.
  6. Is there a business you frequent? Ask them to support you.
  7. Link your fundraising to a special date like a birthday or anniversary. Or make it in honor of someone special in your life.
  8. Be sure to thank supporters as quickly as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is fundraising mandatory?

You are not required to fundraise for Cycle of Hope, but it is highly encouraged. There is no minimum amount for your fundraising goal. We believe everyone has the right to a decent, affordable place to live. For over 30 years, our community of volunteers, donors, and staff have built and repaired homes for thousands of our neighbors. Every donation you raise helps these families.

What do I do if there are problems with the fundraising page?

Please contact Mae Pennington at (510) 803-3385 or at mpennington@habitatebsv.org

Do I have to join a team?

No, that is not necessary.  However, if you decide to join one, please contact Mae Pennington at (510) 803-3385 or at mpennington@habitatebsv.org with that information and she will make the arrangements.

What it the best way to raise money?

Ask your friends, family, and coworkers to help you out.  You can also spread the word on social media, listing the link to your personal fundraising page. See our tips and tricks list HERE.

What can I do with cash or checks that people give me personally for the event?

Please make checks payable to Habitat for Humanity EBSV and send to:
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
Attn: Mae Pennington
2619 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

If possible, please provide the names and addresses of those donors so we can give them a tax-deductible receipt and so that we can credit your fundraising page.

Where do the funds raised go?

All money benefits Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley.  At Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley, we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Within that home a family can find the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life. Through innovative programs and services, Habitat EBSV is empowering families to change their lives while strengthening our communities.

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