Payment Options

Each of our challenges can be funded in three ways.

The challenge participant secures a spot by submitting a registration form with the registration fee to Adventure for Charity.

The participant raises sponsorship for the remainder of the challenge cost and sends 80 percent of the minimum sponsorship at least eight, six, or four (8, 6, or 4) weeks prior to departure date (see Pricing and Payment Methods in your Challenge). All outstanding sponsorship must be sent to the charity within six weeks of completing the challenge.*

The participant’s registration fee is not tax-deductible. The sponsorship funds (donations) raised by the participant from third parties go directly to the charity and are 100 percent tax-deductible for the donors. If the participant contributes (see the combo payment option), only donations over the benefits received are tax-deductible.

*If the challenge participant does not raise the minimum sponsorship, their credit card will be charged for the balance.

The challenge participant secures a spot by submitting a registration form with the registration fee to AFC. The participant’s registration fee is not tax deductible.

Eight (8) weeks prior to departure, an invoice will be sent to the participant for the cost of the challenge and the minimum sponsorship. The participant is advised to consult with a tax adviser for questions related to tax deduction implications related to this payment option.

You can, and we encourage you, to raise additional funds for your charity. Any sponsorship collected must be sent directly to the charity (via check or an online fundraising platform) and will be 100 percent tax-deductible for the donors.

With the combo payment option, the challenge participant pays the registration fee. Eight, six, or four (8, 6, or 4) weeks prior to departure (see Pricing and Payment Methods listed in your Challenge), an invoice will be sent to the participant for an additional fixed amount they pledged.

The participant’s registration fee is not tax-deductible. Of the additional pledged amount, only the portion in excess of the benefit received may be eligible for a tax deduction. The participant is advised to contact a tax advisor with questions related to the tax deductibility of this option.

The additional amount pledged increases the participant’s overall contribution towards the challenge cost and therefore reduces the minimum sponsorship requirement. It reduces the amount of fundraising the challenge participant must do. However, if the participant fails to raise the minimum sponsorship committed, their credit card will be charged for the balance. This is not likely, because often, more than the minimums is fundraised. And we encourage you to raise additional funds for your charity. Any sponsorship collected must be sent directly to the charity (via check or an online fundraising platform) and will be 100 percent tax-deductible for the donors.