Announcing City Works DC Advisory Council, Seeking Grant Applications

Poster - 2019/11/21/announcing-city-works-dc-advisory-council-seeking-grant-applications

Earlier this year, we announced Lyft City Works a major commitment to invest $50 million or 1% of profits — whichever is larger — to support local communities by solving transportation challenges. At Lyft, we know that by working together, we can do more to build our cities around people, not cars. In Washington, DC there are civic leaders of transportation and philanthropy, activists in business, education, and the arts and who are making city life better, more inclusive, more equitable, and more sustainable. We want to lift up this heroic work.  

  • Andy Hooper, President, &pizza

  • Ayris Scales, President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women

  • Erik Moses, President, XFL and DC Defenders

  • Kate Goodall, Co-founder and CEO, Halcyon

  • Katherine Bradley, President, Citybridge Foundation

  • Kokayi, Musical artist

  • Maggie O'Neill, Co-founder, SWATCHROOM

  • Mari Rodela, Chief Community and Culture Officer, DC Brau

  • Melissa Bradley, Managing Director, 1863 Ventures

  • Morgan West, A Creative DC

  • Peter Chang, Co-founder, No Kings Collective

  • Shelly Bell, Founder, Black Girl Ventures

  • Stacey Price, Founder, Shop Made in DC and People Make Place

  • Staci Alexander, Director - Thought Leadership, Office of Policy, Research and International Affairs; AARP

  • Timothy Chi, CEO, The Knot Worldwide

These DC civic leaders will help bring our efforts towards improving transportation access and equity to fruition, and help supercharge our collective efforts in the city. As a council member, they will be responsible for identifying the key areas and issues for City Works resources to pursue and support, reflecting the three key priorities of Lyft City Works: 

  • Providing transportation

  • Developing transportation infrastructure

  • Creating a clean energy future

The council is seeking DC-based nonprofits and grassroots organizations to apply for transportation grants. The awards will be distributed through Wheels for All, a program designed to support communities through transportation.

We believe that by working together, we can achieve the greatest possible impact, and we look forward to supercharging the growing civic movement in Washington, DC.