Most of us have or have considered providing financial support to someone suffering from the disease of addiction, whether it’s someone on the streets or someone we love. After a split second, we wonder if our “gift” will be put to good use, or simply enable them to continue on their path to destruction or death.

Fund The Climb Foundation offers you the security of knowing that your gift will be managed and go directly to qualified patients, while providing you with a charitable deduction receipt for your generosity. Additionally, we provide you with several options to direct your giving:


Treatment Fund:

Many patients, for various reasons, lack the ability to qualify for medical insurance. Funds donated in this category are used to provide quality, evidenced-based treatment specific to the needs of the patient. The cost to adequately treat a patient for substance use disorder is approximately $25,000, and the time required for treatment ranges anywhere from 7-12 months. This Fund assists patients in obtaining the medical care they desperately need to overcome the disease of addiction.

General Fund:

If you would like to direct your donation to a designated fund those are available below, but many urgent needs don’t fall neatly into these particular categories, so you can choose to donate to our general fund that will allow us to direct assistance to the most critical need.

Restoration Fund:

In order to qualify for many public assistance programs, patients will need to complete several applications supported by the appropriate documentation. Often the applications are beyond the patient’s capabilities and the documentation is unavailable, requiring a fee to obtain. For example, a copy of a Birth Certificate is $35, renewing a Driver’s License is $25 and a state ID is $10. The restoration fund allows for accessibility to accessing these needed forms of documentation, removing some of these obstacles allows for patients to receive the assistance they need while also providing the documents needed to move forward.

Nutrition and Personal Hygiene:

Fund The Climb supports the basic needs that our patients are lacking, such as nutrition and personal hygiene.  Funds are used for lunches for patients in treatment.  Gift cards for food and personal hygiene needs are also available.  Fund the Climb provides patients with ongoing care packages containing personal hygiene items as needed.  This fund will also provide assistance with any applicable co-pays needed for vital medication. 

Transportation Fund:

Transportation is often a key barrier to obtaining treatment services. Fund The Climb helps to overcome this barrier by offering transportation services, such as bus passes.  Lack of transportation should not be a reason an individual is unable to receive the services they need in order to achieve recovery. There is a great need for transportation support for patients to gain independence and responsibility, therefore the transportation fund is used to help patients get to and from treatment as needed.

Housing Fund:

Fund The Climb supports patients seeking treatment for the disease of addiction that have no safe, sober place to live.  This could be due to homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence, and/or various unsafe conditions, making it extremely difficult for patients to concentrate on their recovery. Currently, Columbus has a tremendous shortage of affordable housing, which creates a barrier for patients to access accommodated housing, however services that the housing fund supports helps patients meet this need. Along with rent, the Housing Fund is also used to satisfy rental deposits, utilities and critical repairs.