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Join with us to create a better future for the San Diego River and our region

Support efforts to conserve and heal the San Diego River
and its ecosystem while working to create the 52-mile long San Diego River Park

Your donation is an investment in programs to remove pollution from the river, conserve threatened open spaces, inspire kids to have nature connections, and advance a healthier future for the San Diego River!

Donate today to make sure the San Diego River and its wildlife thrive!
Make a $40 donation or more and become a Friend of the River Park Foundation!


Please call us at 619-297-7380 if you have any questions. Thanks!

As a 501c3 nonprofit (EIN 01-0565671) we depend upon your generosity. While Foundation is in our name, we are a public benefit nonprofit, not a large private foundation.

We are committed to our donors and do not trade, sell, or share your information.
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By donating at least $20 to our General Operating 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" donation.

Do you prefer to focus your financial support on a specific program or project?
You have the ability to focus on what matters most to you. We have listed a few of our highest priority needs. There are always other opportunities to have an impact so if you don't see something of interest, please contact us, and we would love to learn more about what you care about.

Our Current Priorities for Directed Donations

  • River Center at Grant Park
    Join the effort to create a river and wildlife education center in Mission Valley.
    Learn More

    • Help Rebuild the Land Acquisition Fund
      More than $50,000 from this fund was used to complete the Lillian Hill acquisition on December 30, 2022. Your gift today can have us ready to pursue the next opportunity to acquire and preserve at-risk open space.
      Details- Lillian Hill Acquisition

Trash-Free River Campaign

We believe all rivers should be trash free. Sadly, an estimated 1 million pounds of trash enters the San Diego Riverbed each year. Your gift will support efforts to change this. We organize 2-3 cleanups every week, work with landowners and public agencies, and advocate for policy changes to reduce the flow of trash into the river.

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As a 501c3 public benefit nonprofit - 100% of your donation will be tax deductible as allowed by law. Our EIN is 01-0565671.

Please call our CEO, Rob Hutsel, at 619-244-7024 to discuss how we can help you meet your philanthropic goals.


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Thank You to All Who Donated to the

Year-End Drive