Community Partnerships

Amazing people are waiting to serve you through our programs!

The Pad Climbing believes in what we do and in our power to change our community for the better. Here are some things we do:

  • We work to support inclusivity and remove barriers to access as much as possible through programs, hiring and employment practices, and messaging wherever possible.
  • Support green practices wherever possible.
  • We are always excited to work with at-risk youth, veterans, marginalized populations, special needs, and other similar communities for free group visits, discounted or free memberships, and community services. We work local charities to provide experiences and grants for individuals enrolled in mentorship or enrichment programs

Click the links below to find out more about teaming up with The Pad!

Employers: Give your employees the gift of a Membership!

Do you have adventurous employees who would love the challenge and community of climbing at The Pad?

Any organization with 5 or more people enrolled, or wishing to enroll, in an EFT membership is eligible for corporate partnership for a $65/month/employee and a discount of 15% off meetups/group climbs – it can be paid by employee or employer.

The following individuals automatically qualify:
  • School district employees
  • Preschool employees
  • After school care employees
  • ICU/ER staff
  • Military and family
  • Fire and police employees
  • College and tech students

Community Benefit Group? Partner with us!

We have three types with three different benefits:

Nonprofit (official or otherwise in spirit) for underserved populations that can directly benefit from the gym’s unique experience and atmosphere:

  • At risk/foster youth/youth mentorship programs
  • Recovery/mental health
  • Individuals without access or proximity due to cost or culture


  • Big Brother/Sister
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Grizzly Youth Academy


  • Free Group Meetups: 2X/month
  • Additional Group Visits for up to 20 People: $50/Session
  • Donation Tier:  Top
  • Membership for Individuals in Group Plus one Family Member: C4C Premium = Free.
  • Additional Memberships for Household = $45

Organizations actively working to improve individuals’ personal growth who have historically less demographic access and comfort in rock climbing space


  • Women’s groups
  • Subtle Asian Climbers
  • QueerSLO
  • Disability support groups


  • Free Group Meetups: 1X/month
  • Additional Group Visits for up to 20 People: $100/Session
  • Donation Tier: Medium
  • Membership for Individuals in Group Plus one Family Member: Regular EFT = $65/Mo ($20/off) 

Group benefits an underserved population or value held by The Pad Community:

  • Green practices /environmentalism
  • Inclusivity
  • Human rights
  • Public protection


  • Audubon Society
  • Moms Demand


  • Free Group Meetups: 1X/year
  • Additional Group Visits for up to 20 People: $200/Session
  • Donation Tier:  Bottom
  • Membership for Individuals in Group Plus one Family Member: Regular EFT = $65/Mo ($20/off)


Qualifying Groups (per Affinity Guidelines) are eligible for donations of in-kind product for fundraisers.
Non qualifying groups must meet marketing criteria for outreach in order to qualify


  • Diamond Tier – Value: $1000 – Donation swag + Annual membership + $50 gift certificate to gym + unlimited day passes
  • Top Tier – Value $200 – Donation swag + 1 month membership + $25 gift certificate to gym + 1-5 day passes
  • Middle Tier – Value $100 – 1 month membership + 1-5 day passes
  • Bottom Tier – Value $50 – $100 – 1 week passes – 1-5 total given out

Diamond tier is reserved for special events that raise funds for our prosperity groups or a local community initiative we want to come out big for as a supporter.

Fundraise at The Pad!

One day a month, at each location - 50% of our sales go to your approved organization!

That’s right! 50% of our day pass sales will go back to your organization. 

You pick the day and we’ll do the rest. We prefer third Sunday of the month for most visibility and space for new traffic.

If we choose to support your initiative, we would appreciate your marketing the day through the following:

  • Social media shoutouts (upon partnership, a week before, and day of)
  • Email to your supporters getting them in the gym and supporting you!
  • Press releases
  • Facebook event publications/invites
  • Whatever you can dream up – collaboration is awesome!

We see this partnership opportunity as a way to nonperformatively support our community.

We look for organizations that support our local community or otherwise provide a tangible service to the underserved. It is more effective if a specific objective is put in place to fundraise for (not just charity for a nonprofit, but a concrete initiative)

If your organization has an immediate need in our community that the larger population can support, we want to hear from you!

Fill out the application below to be considered.

Looking for a Fundraiser Donation?

We believe in giving back, and attempt to support as many community efforts as possible. If you’re an aligned organization seeking a donation for a fundraiser, we’d like to hear from you.

Meet some of our Community Partners

We believe that climbing changes lives – we provide free climbing to groups that go above and beyond to serve our communities. Below are some of our current community partners, if you don’t see your favorite nonprofit organization, get in touch with us!

The mission of Greater Youth Sports Association is to leverage our three core values of Sports, Education and Character to create an environment for our youth that fosters growth, development and success.

The Code Switch mission is simply stated but hard fought:  develop and support Girls and Young Women of Color, as well as those who parent, mentor,  and educate them, as they eradicate the inequities they experience in their schools and communities.

The American Alpine Institute offers guided rock climbing in Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and to focus on academics. Today’s youth face a variety of challenges, and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.

The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County works cooperatively with both landowners and government agencies to find positive, mutually beneficial solutions. Our goal is to help prevent poorly planned development, protect drinking water sources, restore wildlife habitat and promote family farmlands and ranches.

The Phoenix’s mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live.

Freedom Calling provides women leaving the commercial sex trade a safe refuge, along with a supportive community, and the tools needed to rebuild their lives outside the industry.

The National CASA/GAL Association, together with state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.

The Family Care Network was established as a Community Based Organization to provide clinical and treatment services and support to children and youth in a family setting, preferably their own, and within their community, with the goal of their safety, wellbeing and permanence, and to foster stable and self-sufficient families.

The San Luis Obispo Veterans Service Office provides assistance to Veterans and Veterans’ dependents.

R.A.C.E. Matters logo

The mission of R.A.C.E. Matters is to create artistic, cultural, educational, and social experiences that amplify Black voices and matters of racial justice.

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