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 $26 and a state ID is $8.50. 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 that they truly rely on.

Nutrition and personal hygiene:

Most of our patients face daily hunger and health challenges. Basecamp’s commitment to an integrated holistic approach understands that the hierarchy of needs requires that these be addressed. Basecamp provides patients with a hot nutritious daily meal understanding it is likely the only one they will receive. Additionally, we provide patients with ongoing care packages of food and toiletries for them to take with them. This Fund will also provide for assistance with any applicable co-pays for vital medications.

Transportation Fund:

Transportation is often a key barrier to obtaining treatment services. Basecamp helps to overcome this barrier by offering transportation services for the first two weeks of treatment until a patient is able to obtain medical transportation services offered by their medicaid provider or through COTA. We never want transportation to be the reason an individual is unable to receive the services they need in order to maintain 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 either by one of the Basecamp vans or via the COTA bus.

Housing Fund:

40% of Basecamp Recovery Center’s patients are in the midst of a housing crisis including homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence, and various unsafe conditions, making it extremely difficult to concentrate on 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.