How will climbing mountains raise money?

Our hope is that as we climb, people will be inspired to do something, give, and make a difference.  When your family has a child with a life-threatening illness or lacks basic needs like water, food, and shelter, it feels as if you’re climbing a mountain with no end in sight.  You’re trying to hold it all together: your marriage, your family, your job.  We’ve been there.  And so, we’re climbing a literal mountain in order to help these families when they need it most.  We’ll climb and we’re asking you to sponsor each foot of the mountain in order to help children and their families.

Does a percentage of my donation go towards the costs needed for the climb, or does it all get donated to the charity?

Our promise is this: 100% of publicly donated funds will get to projects that directly benefit the lives of children.  No money will go towards the cost of expeditions or our administration. We make sure that your donation goes where it is most needed and can have the greatest impact.  Our board of directors, private donors, and trip sponsors pay for the things that you don’t want to, so that every dollar you give makes a direct difference in the lives of children.  Also, many talented people donate their time to help us build the organization, get the word out, and make all this possible. If you're interested in supporting operational costs, email us.  We'd love to talk with you.

What is the monetary donation goal for the 2010 climb on Mount Rainier?

It may seem counterintuitive, but we don’t have a specific monetary goal.  We do, however, have a “people” goal.  Mount Rainier is 14,410' high and so our goal is to reach 14,410 individual sponsors for every foot of the mountain.  It’s up to you how much you want to give for your foot, but whatever you do, make it count.  After you’ve sponsored your foot of the mountain, the next step is spreading the word so we can meet this “people” goal together.  If we all do our part, we’ll meet our goal and then some.


Are my contributions tax-exempt?

Yes. The Josiah Foundation, Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All Donations are tax-deductible.

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