Fundraising

OUR HISTORY OF GIVING

    MILESTONES

  • 2016

    The most money raised for ASCA fundraiser, we topped $50,000 in donations and funds raised!

  • 2015

    Funds raised in a year top $200,000 in 2015.

  • 2014

    Funds raised exceed $150,000 a year for the first time. $58,000 raised for bolt-replacing experts at ASCA.

  • 2013

    Expanded gifts of $10,000 or more to include five separate organizations.

  • 2012

    This year marked the beginning of our annual gifts to the Yosemite Conservancy, which goes along with trail-building efforts by staff.

  • 2011

    Broke the $100,000 raised milestone through pledges to preserve Portola and Castle Rock, along with money for the ASCA, ETC, and the Sharma Fund's work bringing kids outside to climb.

  • 1990

    PG founded, works with Santa Clara Firefighters to bring local Sunnyvale and Santa Clara elementary schools to the gym to climb, learn leadership skills, and bond with first responders. This initiative continues to this day.
    Welcomed underserved youth to our gym to train with Environmental Travel Companions and other non-profits, beginning hundreds of hours of facility use and in-kind donation that have continued for more than two decades.

    FUNDRAISERS

  • June 26, 2015

    Save Donner Summit, which raised a total of $88,000! Planet Granite's donation and money raised amount to ~one third of the total used to save Donner, and we are proud to have been the biggest corporate sponsor. We're even prouder that PG's community stepped up to more than double what we donated in matching funds.

  • Feb. 11, 2011

    Raised $23,000 to preserve climbing access at local crag Jailhouse, raised total donations and money raised to $59,000.

  • July, 25 2009

    Donated $10,000, raising $20,000 for the American Safe Climbing Association, beginning our tradition of raising funds for the crucial cause of replacing outdoor bolts and anchors.

FUNDRAISER BLOG

Outward Bound 2016

Here at Planet Granite, we are passionate about climbing, community, and like you, our members, we care about doing good in the world.  That passion is at the core of our $1/member per month charitable giving, and it’s why we’ve contributed more than $80,000 to Outward Bound in the last five years, supporting their work of bringing underserved youth climbing and exploring outdoors.
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Planet Graniteers!  You rock!  Together with donors around the country, you raised more than $35,439 in donations for the American Safe Climbing Association’s mission of bolt replacement.

The first $20,000 of which was matched by Planet Granite, for a total of…

$55,439

Thank you for making our sixth year of fundraising for the ASCA a terrific one.  If you’re interested in what your dollars went to, check out this video about re-bolting coastal routes with titanium gear:

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MtEverest

Every November for over 10 years, Planet Granite has hosted an exciting HelpHopeLive benefit (in honor of Stacey Collver) called the Mt. Everest Climb-a-thon.

The 2015 Mt. Everest Climb-a-thon is coming up on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, from 12:30-4:30 pm.

After obtaining sponsors climbers arrive at the event at PG Sunnyvale on Nov. 1, determined to climb as many vertical feet as possible in three hours. Afterwards, all the scores will be added together to see if everyone can climb 29,035 feet, the height of Mt. Everest! Those who raise over $100 will receive a T-shirt.

To participate, you can either climb on-site this day, or make a donation and be a “virtual climber.” (Each dollar donated=one vertical foot.) You can also support a friend by sponsoring their climbing. The suggested donation is $25, but additional funds are very much appreciated. The funds are used to offset Stacey’s medical expenses, which are over $1,000/month. Donations are tax-deductible, and some employers will even match your charitable donation.
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