GIVING PROGRAM

Earth Treks and Planet Granite give to organizations that help enable access to climbing and/or preserve and protect the environment.

GIVING PURPOSE

Earth Treks and Planet Granite give to organizations that help enable access to climbing and/or preserve and protect the environment.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our giving fund that will support local and national projects that enable access to climbing and protect the environment. Many people don’t participate in climbing due to lack of awareness, access and resources.  We believe engaging more people in climbing is key in creating supportive, kind and courageous communities that extend far beyond our walls. In addition, we strive to enhance the outdoor areas that make climbing special and are near and dear to our staff and members’ hearts.

WHO WE FUND

1. 501c3 non-profit organizations

2. Organizations in/around the following metropolitan areas:
– Baltimore
– Washington DC
– Denver
– Portland
– Bay Area

3. National organizations that align closely with our giving purpose

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

We partner with national organizations that are extremely important to our community. They are the voice of climbers and our guide when it comes to safely exploring and protecting the outdoors on a national level.  If this sounds like your organization, please email with more information, we’d love to meet you!

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

The staff you see each time you visit your gym play a key role developing relationships with non-profits in their local area. We recognize that local giving programs can often make a huge difference. This year, each gym will give gifts to local organizations that align with our giving purpose.  Projects should focus on the following:

  • Engage those who are unfamiliar with the transformative experience of climbing – encouraging an exploration of something new and courageous.  As a result, participants will experience the physical, mental and community benefits of climbing and carry this confidence to other areas of their lives.
  • Maintain, preserve and/or protect the wild areas where we all love to adventure.

FUNDING DETAILS

Our giving fund offers gifts in two main categories. We ask that you designate the category that most aligns with your project on the application form.

  1. We give to organizations that help enable access to climbing
  2. We give to organizations that maintain, preserve and/or protect the environment

Preference will be given to organizations that creatively want to partner with us.  Joining forces to encourage community participation in the gyms and online helps create a stronger support ecosystem throughout our gyms. Creativity is key here so give us your best idea when submitting your application. Here are some questions to get the juices flowing!

 

  • How can you best utilize our space?
  • How could you engage with our member community to create a full circle of giving back (i.e. in gym event, member mentors)
  • How can you use climbing to leverage your donor-base
  • What are our social media opportunities?
  • What is the best way to get your message to our audience?
  • How can you help make these funds go further?

Now Accepting Applications For 2018.

FAQs

Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

When you’re starting your application process, you’re sure to have questions.  We’ve gathered our most common questions here.

What is your giving timeframe?

WINTER 2018 Application deadline: December 7, 2018 Recipients alerted and funds distributed by: December 31, 2018.

Our mission doesn't exactly align with your giving purpose, should I still apply?

You can absolutely still apply, however preference will be given to those organizations who align with our giving purpose and are committed to a larger partnership with their local gym.

How do you choose the recipients?

Each gym has a giving committee made up of employees of that gym who live, work and play in the region you serve.  Applicants are chosen based on alignment with our giving purpose, possible impact of the gift, the partnership project(s) ideas submitted with the application, willingness to collaborate, potential for an ongoing relationship, as well as perceived community need.

I'm looking for a donation of your space and instructors. Is this where I apply?

In addition to our giving program, we often get requests from organizations that would like to bring in groups to experience climbing. If you work with people who don’t participate in climbing due to lack of awareness, access and resources and would like to be considered for discounted admission or donated space, please contact the gym director at the gym you would like to climb at.