Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

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How to support the work of the
Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Summary: We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit running on about $12,000 per year in tax-deductible consumer donations. We do not accept support from the helmet industry, only from consumers. We could really use your support if you can afford it.

To donate

Please do not donate if you are involved in the helmet industry or the retail sale of helmets. We will have to return your donation!

Here is a form to print out to send your check. We also have it as a .pdf file.

The Story

BHSI is supported by consumer donations. We do not accept any funding of any kind from anyone or any organization or company involved in the production or sale of helmets. Donors are not listed on our website.

BHSI is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Service code. Our IRS determination letter is dated October 17, 2016. Our Federal EIN # is 81-4084438.

We run on a annual budget of about $12,000. That is made possible by volunteer staff, no salaries and a lot of scrimping and saving. That beats spending our energy and any part of your donation on fundraising! Our administrative costs are no more than 15% of the budget, and the rest goes directly into program support. We are grateful for consumer contributions to support this work.

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