Because our project has expanded its scope and the financial requirements have grown so immensely, it might seem that a $1000 grant is not much help. But this is not the case! You were our first grant, at a time when we were just getting going and your grant made a huge impact on our project. This impact was certainly from a humble economic standpoint, but mostly from a psychological aspect. It stated that your organization believed in what we were doing, giving us a huge boost of momentum on a very physically demanding and cognitively tiring trip. Your grant gave us the support that we needed to get through the rest of the cycling portion of our journey as well as providing us with an inspiration to seek out further what this project has to offer. We also believe that your grant has opened us up to a higher likelihood of receiving additional funding in the future. Being able to connect your name to our project is a great aid in the networked support that holds our project in integrity.