Our Mission

The mission of The Texas Irish Foundation ("TIF"), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to support, through donations and our active involvement, those charitable organizations about which we are passionate: women & children in need, medical research for debilitating diseases, the homeless and those men and women who have served in our country's armed forces.




Charitable Causes are a Founding Principle

The Texas Irish Cycling Team is recognized as a tight-knit, well-organized and team-first cycling club. However, our proudest achievement, that is less well known, is the priority the Texas Irish Cycling Team and its sponsors place on fundraising for charitable causes. The Texas Irish was founded on the principle of being active in and giving back to the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 2006, members of the Texas Irish Cycling Team have raised over $1,000,000 for numerous local, national and international charities... more than $200,000 of which was raised during the past two years.

2020 presents a new opportunity for our charitable endeavors through the creation of The Texas Irish Foundation (or, "TIF"), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The Team recognized in recent years that it possesses a strong ability to raise funds for charitable causes from many different individuals. The Team's fundraising experience has evolved, and through the creation of TIF, we will expand our reach to a much broader universe of donors, thereby raising more money and making a greater impact than we can as individuals. We hope that you will join the Texas Irish Foundation in supporting the great charities for which we are passionate.

Prior Recipients

  • Passion for Children's - Children's Medical Center of Dallas

  • Genesis Women's Shelter & Support

  • JDRF Diabetes Foundation

  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

  • Center for BrainHealth - The University of Texas at Dallas

  • Pedal Against PTSD

  • The Bridge North Texas - A Homeless Recovery Center

  • Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance

  • Humane Society of Dallas

  • The Peruvian American Medical Society


2019 Beneficiaries

100% of money raised by our fundraisers in the calendar year 2019 will be distributed to the charities listed below. 

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Carry The Load

  • Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance

  • Texas Brotherhood Ride

  • Sons of the Flag

  • Genesis Women's Shelter

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas

  • PAMS of North Texas, Passion for Childrens

  • GoFundMe - In the Memory of Troy Policky

  • The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders

Note: TIF periodically reviews the list of its beneficiaries and may, from time-to-time, add or remove recipients and/or or modify its allocation of funds amongst its beneficiaries.


As an accommodation to our donors, should you wish to support a single charity identified above with 100% of your donation, please indicate such organization in the comment section of your secure, online donation and we will allocate accordingly. Otherwise, your donation will be allocated amongst all of our 2020 beneficiaries as determined by TIF's Board of Directors.


100% of All Donations Go to Our Supported Charities

The Texas Irish Foundation operates free of overhead or administrative costs of any kind. Any and all incidental, maintenance or professional expenses associated with TIF will be borne by the Texas Irish Cycling Team and paid from membership dues and sponsorship funds collected. Accordingly, 100% of all donations raised by and for TIF (less any third-party transaction processing fees) will go to our identified charities.

The Texas Irish Foundation has partnered with Crowdrise, for its fundraising platform, and Network for Good, as its secure payment processor, to manage all of donation processing and reporting functions. As TIF is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will automatically receive an email receipt from Network for Good that meets the IRS requirements for a record of your donation.


Thank you! On behalf of all the members and sponsors of the Texas Irish Cycling Team and the TIF beneficiary organizations, we are incredibly grateful for your support of and your generous donation to The Texas Irish Foundation. Remember, many companies have employee gift matching programs; please check with your employer to determine if your TIF donation qualifies for employer matching.


Texas Irish Foundation (TIF) Board of Directors

The Texas Irish Foundation Board of Directors is made up of the following individuals:

  • Scott Carson - President

  • Preston Walhood - Member

  • Lynn Howard - Member

  • Kevin Goins -  Member

  • David Hamer - Member

  • Derry Burns - Treasurer