We help others overcome obstacles to realize their personal summits by raising financial support and awareness for a variety of issues. Our causes include: childhood illness and empowerment, Veterans’ support, assistance for first responders and frontline workers, and urgent community needs like responding to natural disasters. We take our name, Keep Climbing, as a literal call to action that can be applied to any challenge.
Build stronger communities by helping and inspiring people.
It all started when Foundation founder Ryan Kelley decided to channel his new found passion for the outdoors into something greater, and he began asking friends to climb mountains to raise money for childhood cancer.
In 2015, Ryan and April McCoy, Foundation Treasurer, climbed Mt. Rainier. They raised $14,000 for Friends of Kids With Cancer. We’ve been expanding our goals every year since.
Our fundraising takes place before each climb, but the climbs are our chance to spread the word. Our goal is to expand the climbs every year, encouraging others to join us, and to use the attention-grabbing backdrops of these stunning mountain vistas to speak to our audience about big causes and ways to help.
Climbing Mt. Rainier changed my life! I can’t wait to see how this Foundation changes the lives of so many more!
What We Do
Through various efforts, we strive to help communities in need through outreach, charitable giving, and fundraising. We strive to continually show up for our communities in innovative and dynamic ways.
With Climb for the Kids, we’ve worked to raise awareness and funds for various nonprofits that help children—especially those dealing with severe illness and cancer. To date, Climb for the Kids has raised more than $130,000 for more than 14 organizations. Learn more about Climb for the Kids.