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Join in 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 gift is vital as it supports efforts 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!

Your gift will be used where it is most needed to make an impact.

Donate today to make sure the San Diego River and its wildlife thrive!


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 River Fund, you will become a Friend of the River Park for one year. Your gift will be used where it is most needed. If you are already a Friend, thank you for "renewing" or making an "additional" gift.

Do you prefer to focus your gift on a specific program or project?
You have the ability to focus your impact 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 Gifts

  • River Center at Grant Park
    More than $5m has been raised toward completing the Outdoor Learning and Park Phase of this exciting project in Mission Valley. With your gift today, you can help this project raise the funds needed to greatly expand our abilities to reach deserving kids with our Cool River Program, and inspire the next generation of nature stewards.
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  • Land Acquisition Fund
    We are working to conserve an scenic and important open space area along the South Rim of the upper San Diego River. Teaming with wildlife, this area is at risk of being sold and built on. The Land Acquisition Fund is used to purchase land when it goes on the market. It is critically that we are able to act quickly when properties are being sold.

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 Director of Philanthropy, Marla Libraty, at 619-297-7380 to discuss how we can help you meet your philanthropic goals.


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