Donation instructions

To write a personal or corporate check, mail to

Cloud Forest Institute
PO Box 1435
Ukiah, CA 95482

NOTE: Make the check payable to “Cloud Forest Institute”. Put a note in the memo line saying “SherpaCares-HEBS”.

Donation Levels

Sherpa Supporter

  • $100 – Buy a box of teaching materials
  • $200 – Build a Desk
  • $250 – Build a Bed (with Bedding)
  • $500 – Build a Classroom Table Row
  • $1,000 – Build a Shower (6 available)
  • $2,500 – Build a Bathroom (6 available)


  • Acknowledgment on the website.
  • Acknowledgment on the group plaque at the school.

Sherpa Patron

  • $5,000 – Build a Dorm Room  (6 available)
  • $10,000 – Build a Classroom  (6 available)
  • $20,000 – Expand the Playground


  • Acknowledgment on a dedicated plaque.
  • A personal invitation to come to Nepal and visit the school.
  • Spend time with the teachers and the children.
  • Be greeted at the school with a traditional Sherpa welcome ceremony.
  • Personally escorted around village to meet and have tea with the village elders and lamas.
  • Ongoing emails with one of the students.

Sherpa Ambassador

  • $35,000 – Build the Teacher and Staff Quarters
  • $50,000 – Build the Kitchen
  • $50,000 – Build the Study Hall
  • $50,000 – Build the Cafeteria
  • $50,000 – Build the Library and IT lab
  • $50,000 – Build the Nursery
  • $100,000 – Build the Foundation

Michael Mark (and his son) were Sherpa Ambassadors for our last school project. See photos of their flight to Lukla, time in the school they helped, and their three day trek.


  • Acknowledgment on a dedicated plaque.
  • 2 tickets from Kathmandu airport to the school (Dawa will meet you and fly with you).
  • Stay at Dawa’s house during the duration of your visit to Lukla.
  • Eat traditional food home-cooked by Dawa’s family.
  • Dawa will be your guide for a 2-3 day (easy) trek to see the majestic mountains of the Himalayas, visit neighboring villages, and experience the culture. The trek will be custom designed for your wants and fitness level (even if you can only walk 1 hour a day).
  • Go up in a special plane to 26,000′ and fly around Mt Everest and other peaks.
  • Guest of honor at a puja (a Tibetan religious thank-you celebration) at the Lukla monastery to celebrate your contribution.
  • Ongoing Skype video chats with the students and teachers, so you can follow their progress and see the fruits of your gift for years to come.
  • Become a true ambassador to connect the school to the rest of the world.

This is your chance to not only help rebuild this important school, but have a lifelong relationship with the children whose lives you will have changed forever.

Thank you for your commitment.

Got a connection to someone that can make a significant contribution to this project? Contact us.