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.  Here are some of the events Stone Age has organized and the non-profits to which we have donated the proceeds from these reocurring events:

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: we’ve been organizing and sponsoring this event for some 23 years (as of 2024) and all proceeds have been split between between a number of non-profits, among them the NM Wilderness Alliance, The Access Fund, the NM Climbers Resource and Advocacy Group, and The Mountain Fund; and
  • Reel Rock: it started 17 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.

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 2023, Stone Age has donated over $101,600 in cash to non-profit organizations. Between March 2021 and March 2024, we have also donated over 1,100 free passes to mostly non-profit organizations that organized fundraisers.

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 over 60 members in March of 2024; find out more about this program here;
  • As part of The North Face’s “Global Climbing Day” for the last several years we offered free access to climbing in our gyms to hundreds of participants;
  • We offer free day passes to individuals participating in the the monthly events (for climbers belonging to the following groups who would otherwise not be able to join:  LGBTQ+, trans, adaptive, sober, students, ladies).