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End of Fall Annual Fund Campaign

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As a 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 01-0565671) we depend upon your generosity. Thank you for considering to make a donation.

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Your gift to our Annual Fund means more trash removed from the river, more kids getting hands-on quality nature education experiences, more land conserved, more park and trail development and much more!

UPDATE: Dec 5th Less than $1000 to Go!

Why a $20,000 campaign?

The River and the vision of the river-long park and trail system are facing new threats and new opportunities. Please consider joining us by making a donation to our Annual Fund.

We have many big challenges and opportunities ahead of us in 2019: the future of the Stadium, Riverwalk Golf Course proposed redevelopment, new bridges proposed to cross the River and a update to the Mission Valley Community Plan.


We also need to keep working toward our focus of a trash-free River in the City of San Diego so we can expand to Santee and tributaries. This is in addition to our ongoing land acquisition efforts to protect wildlife at risk and key open spaces, our monitoring efforts and our expanding youth education program. We need to increase our capacity to do more - to get more done, to have a louder voice, and to engage more volunteers, experts, and champions.

We would love for you to be part of our community, and if you already are thank you!

By donating at least $10 to our Annual Fund, you will become a Friend of the River Park for one year. If you are already a Friend, thank you for "renewing" or making an "additional" gift.

If you prefer, you can also focus a gift on a specific need or program. Since that is a "restricted" gift it will only be used for that purpose and not be considered toward reaching our Annual Fund goal. We would love the opportunity to discuss with you how you would like to make an impact!


  • Discovery Center at Grant Park Building Fund - Current Phase

    Left to Raise: $257,825 for the current phase of this 17 acre project in Mission Valley. One of the goals of this project is to provide 25,000 kids each year with hands-on science-based nature education programming. The total funds needed to complete construction are $8,250,000. Our current goal is to raise $810,000 in donations and pledges by January 1, 2019. This will allow the project to keep moving forward. Read More

  • Open Space Acquisition Bridge Financing Payoff

    Recently to protect and acquire a property, we had to secure bridge financing. A $108,000 plus interest payment is due in January of 2019. This is an urgent and time sensitive need. Read About The Status of this Priority Issue

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Don't forget as a 501c3 public benefit nonprofit - 100% of your donation will be tax deductible as allowed by law. Please give us a call at 619-297-7380 to discuss how we can meet your philanthropic goals. Thanks!

Toward Goal

Provided by


Lore Mayo
Carol & Dennis Wilson
Paulette & Jerry Begin
Hal Hinesley
Jill G. Hall Fund at The San Diego Foundation
David Hamrah
Gwen Edwards
Jean Rannells
Cathy & Jim Potter
Sue Lindsay
Michael McClintock
Michael Pinto
Julie Stollenwerk
Carina Mendiola
Jennifer Atkins
Bob Leiter
Michael O'Donnell
Bob Alden
Darlee Helmer
Naomi Grant
Alice Swiderski
Clint & Kim Williams Family
Michael Weitz
Susan Larson
Cecile Walters
Callie Mack & Phillip Roullard
Marta Tabares
Constance Jennings
Everett Neuman
Bob Stafford
Armin & Rhea Kuhlman
Edward Dyer
Bobbie & Jon Gilbert Family Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation
Beatriz Barraza
Tony Turner Mercado
Lurece Hunter
Mary Hardwick
Bob Arundale II
Don Steele
Cynthia Irmer & Bruce Englebert
Kathi & John Kennedy
Linda & Lyle Cocking
Joel & Nadine Kalmonson
Victoria Call
Sharon Beamer
Mark & Christina Rivas
Forsyth Leonard Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation
Rob, Karen and Alex
Deborah Quiett
David Hollander
Carol Schloo-Wright
Andrew Meyer
Ted Sledzinski &
BJ Withall

Please let us know of any errors or omissions. We sincerely apologize, and are happy to make any corrections. Thanks!