Stone Age Donations
Stone Age has been an active donor to various organizations over the years. We also have fundraisers going on to benefit individuals and organizations; click here to see what fundraisers are currently active. Here are some of the events we organized and the non-profits to which we have donated the proceeds from these events:
- Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: we’ve been organizing and sponsoring this event for some 18 years and all proceeds have been split between NM Wilderness Alliance, The Mountain Fund, The Access Fund, and the NM Climbers Resource and Advocacy Group;
- Reel Rock: it started 13 years ago small, as an event in the gym and graduated to a full-house at the KiMo; proceeds from this event benefit Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council; and
- No Man’s Land Film Festival: showings took place twice in person and twice virtual; beneficiaries have been The Barrett Foundation and in fall 2020, we partnered with Latino Outdoors to bring the “Diversify Our Outdoors” program.
The following includes some of the organizations that received donations from the gym income:
- For several years, we donated the income on Black Friday and then the income from Giving Tuesday to beneficiaries selected by voting by our members; among them are The Storehouse and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains Refugee and Asylee;
- Income from the last day of our Prime8 festival in 2020 was split between the Storehouse and Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico;
- In summer of 2020, we made donations totaling $1,000 as directed through personal donations and voting by our Beneficiaries were as follows: Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, African Career Education and Resource Center, Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, LGBTQ Freedom Fund, Black Queer and Intersectional Collective, Silvia Rivera Law Project, Seed2Need, Feeding America, Albuquerque! Drop the Weapon!, NMPIRG, BradyPac, and Joy Junction;
- Access Fund and NM Climbers Resource and Advocacy Group are also yearly beneficiaries of additional donations as they are the organizations most committed to work on keeping climbing areas in our state accessible for climbing; and
- Other organizations to which we donated in the past are as follows: Keshet, Lutheran Family Services, Pararescue Foundation, and Friends of Muir Valley Nature Preserve.
All in all, between January 2016 and December 2020, Stone Age has donated over $74,000 to non-profit organizations.
In addition to monetary donations, Stone Age has offered and continues to support our community by offering access to free climbing; some of our actions are:
- The sponsorship program initiated in summer of 2020 which started with 5 sponsored members and has grown to 11 members in March of 2021; find out more about this program here;
- As part of The North Face’s “Global Climbing Day” for the last 2 years we offered free access to climbing in our gyms; in 2020, we had 190 slots available for free in both our gyms;
- We offer free day passes to individuals participating in the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ monthly events who would otherwise not be able to join; and
- We donated numerous day passes to APS schools and non-profit organizations who asked us to contribute to their fundraisers; if you would like to make a request for a donation, click here.
Last but not least – items from our Lost and Found were donated to ReGear and chalk bags were offered for resale. In the past, Access Fund was the beneficiary of the monetary donation, now we are using it internally for gear purchases at a discount by sponsored climbers.