Boulder, CO, 11/10/2009 – The Access Fund, the national advocacy organization that keeps
U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment has a new, convenient way for
people to support the Access Fund. And it fits in your wallet.
The Access Fund and CardPartner, Inc. have joined forces to launch the Access Fund Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card. Applicants can choose between 5 unique card designs, featuring an array of sport climbing, traditional climbing, bouldering, and ice climbing photography. When a cardholder activates the card, Access Fund receives $50. Then once a month for the life of the program, Access Fund receives a check for a portion of every dollar that every cardholder charges.
“Using the Access Fund Visa® affinity Platinum Rewards credit card for everyday purchases is an
easy way for climbers to support our work to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing
environment,” says Access Fund Executive Director Brady Robinson.
The Access Fund Visa® Platinum Rewards card offers qualified cardholders the following benefits:
• No annual fee
• 0% APR on purchases and balance transfers for the first six months
• Ability to earn points at hundreds of participating retailers
• Ability to earn up to 15 bonus points per dollar at select merchants
• Redeem points for FREE airlines tickets, merchandise and more
• Purchase protection
• Zero liability protection for unauthorized purchases
• Emergency cash and card replacement
• 24-hour roadside assistance
Find out more about the Access Fund Visa Platinum® Rewards card at
About Access Fund
Founded in 1991, the Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing
areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents
over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing,
mountaineering, and bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local
levels: climbing management policy, stewardship and conservation, local support and
mobilization, land acquisition and protection, and education. For more information, visit
CardPartner, Inc. is an online company that specializes in helping U.S.-based membership
organizations and charities create affinity credit card programs. CardPartner is a unit of the
privately held Serverside Group, a technology provider to many of the world’s leading banks. Visa
cards offered through CardPartner are issued by UMB Bank, n.a., headquartered in Kansas City,
MO. UMB Bank approves credit decisions, grants credit, and manages the administration and
cardholder service for card programs by CardPartner.