Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Hanlan, James P.

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


Funding is a common challenge that nonprofits encounter. This is especially true for Cycling Without Age. CWA provides free bike rides to reconnect the elderly with cycling, the outdoors, and their youth, which is accomplished using trishaws. CWA is a global grassroots organisation. Finding ways to fund the movement is a growing challenge. To help solve this problem, two main foci were pursued: funding on the local level and funding on the international level. On the local level, chapters were surveyed and interviewed. This revealed the successes and difficulties that chapters encounter when fundraising. On the international level, lists of potential partners for CWA were assembled, analysed, and ranked to provide CWA with a plan for future funding.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts