Volunteer in Nepal: thank you for becoming involved with charitable giving, donation, philanthropy and contribution to the Himalaya and charity non-profit volunteer service work, helping local people help themselves to build hospitals, schools, environmental, and cultural preservation projects.
1) Join a Service Walk: Come to Nepal for an enjoyable walk to meet friendly local people who live in beautiful, safe areas near Mount Everest, which tourists seldom experience. Your visit will help poor families to help themselves.
2) www.FundRaisingLectures.org : Host a lecture to raise funds for the Mount Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development. Dan Mazur, one of our Everest leaders would like to visit your club, school, church, business or group and make an exciting film and photo presentation. Dan is known for leading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” expedition, featured in the best selling book. He also led the rescue of Australian climber Lincoln Hall on Mount Everest. Hall had been left for dead and Mazur with fellow climbers abandoned the summit to save Hall’s life.
The story was featured on The NBC Today Show with Matt Lauer, in the New York Times and People Magazine. Photo right: Dan in Mustagata basecamp (Manuel Weber).
3) Make a donation to support schools, hospitals, environmental and cultural preservation projects in Nepal.There are several different ways to make a donation to the MEF:
a) If you would prefer to mail a cheque, please make it payable to “The Mount Everest Foundation”.
Please mail your cheque to:
Mount Everest Foundation
- 184 Bishop Road, Bristol, BS7 8NB, UK
- Landline and answer-phone: +44 (0)7810 375400
- POB 123, Lakebay, WA, 98349, USA
- Landline phone: +1 360 570 0715
The above cheque will go directly into the account of the charity/non-profit and 100% of funds raised will go directly to the causes and projects they support.
b) In the case that a US Department of Revenue (IRS) tax deduction is needed, the Mount Everest Foundation works together with the US-registered charity: 'The Mountain Fund'. It is 501c3 tax registered with the IRS and their IRS registration number is: 20-2570273.
Please make the check payable to the 'Mountain Fund' and post to:
- Mountain Fund
- POB 123
- Lakebay, WA, 98349
In this case, the Mountain Fund incurs an administrative cost in processing these funds of 10%, and will issue you with the receipt for the total amount you have payed, for your tax return. You can also get a tax receipt for your airline ticket if you are joining us for a Service Walk.
c) Those paying tax in the UK can take approximately 28% of the cost of their donation off of their taxes, or they can take advantage of having the Inland Revenue Service 'gift aid' the tax directly back to the charity. The Mount Everest Foundation works together with the UK-registered charity: 'Rural Assistance Nepal'. It is registered with the UK Charity Commission and their registration number is: 1124311.
Please make cheques payable and post to:
- Rural Assistance Nepal
- 184 Bishop Road, Bristol,
- BS7 8NB, England
In this case, Rural Assistance Nepal incurs an administrative cost in processing these funds of 10%, and will issue you with the receipt for your taxes.
d) It is possible to make online donations through the Mountain Fund using your credit card for the following projects (please click the links below):
Once at the project pages, click the 'donate now' buttons to access their secure payment pages. Please make sure to send us an email if you pay using your credit card with the amount you donated, the project you donated to, and the date, enabling us to track your payment.
e) We also accept donations of climbing equipment, clothing, blankets, jackets, hats, shoes etcetera. School supplies are generally much less expensive in Kathmandu, so no pencils or paper please. The shipping cost for us to bring these donations to Nepal is $150, £105, €130 for a 30 kilo bag, which means it runs $5, £3.50, €4 a kilo. Please contact us if you're interested.
Please send in your feedback about our new website, as we are always trying to improve the charity/non-profit information and wish to say hello to those who visit. Thanks!
100% of funds donated to the Mount Everest Foundation go directly to the projects they support. No funds are wasted on administration, office expenses, etcetera.
We periodically send out newsletters and special updates to our donors to keep you informed on where your money went and how it is being spent. We also have a donor-page where you can see who has been donating, in addition to you.
Thank you so much for all of your kind compassion and wonderful help to the people and environment of Nepal and Tibet.