USA Climbing Announces the Return of The Circle of Gold

As an Olympic sports organization we are dedicated to helping climbers become world-class competitors. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, we are committed to the progression of our sport, our athletes’ success, and the value of the team.

Circle of Gold embodies a committed group of donors that believe in better supporting our athletes so that they can reach their fullest potential. Unlike their international competitors, USA Climbing athletes receive no government funding. Athletes are solely funded through the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations.

Your support will ensure our athletes have access to world-class coaching, training, technology and direct athlete support they need to strive for medals on the biggest stage and inspire our nation.

Join the Circle of Gold today!

Impacts of Funding the Dream

The reasons for making a gift are personal and varied. While larger gifts are instrumental in achieving our transformational goals, gifts of all sizes are just as essential to our well-being and growth. Even the smallest gift helps us to support our athletes’ dreams. Below are a few examples of how philanthropic support directly impact our athletes.

$100 – Gift will fund a nutritional consultation for an athlete
$1,500 – Gift will cover one athlete’s flight to travel to one World Cup competition
$5,000 – Gift will cover all expenses for an athlete to attend an international World Cup
$10,000 – Gift will host a national team training camp at the National Training Center in Salt Lake City, UT
$25,000 – Gift will fully fund and send 10 athletes to the 2019 World Championships in Hachioji, Japan

Online donations may be made by clicking here.

To ensure that 100% of your support goes to the athletes of USA Climbing, please send a check to:

USA Climbing
537 W 600 S Suite #300
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

To make gifts via wire transfer or stock, please contact Marc Norman at

Become part of the Circle of Gold today!


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Laura Domoto & Don Mason
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David Landman
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Brian Palmer
The Erbesfield-Raboutou Family
Karen, John, & Sarah Kate Ashton

Feature Image Jonathan Vickers

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