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Anniversary Virtual Fundraising Appeal
Help Us Raise $40,000

Nature and the San Diego River need you!

Any amount is appreciated. $20, $40 or more. Please give what you can.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for many and that you may not be able to donate at this time, but if you can, your support would be greatly appreciated

Help the organization you love continue to thrive!

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Why Your Gift Is Needed

With the support of many, we made it through the first 6 months of the pandemic. Thank you if you donated to our COVID19 Response Fund and other efforts! We have reduced our team size and our operating budget to make it through this challenging time.

In September we traditionally hold our big Anniversary Celebration. It is a combination of a "Friend-raiser" and a fundraiser.


Due to COVID19, we aren't able to hold the Anniversary Celebration this year, it is our biggest fundraising event of the year.


We have spent a lot of time reviewing our programs and looking to see how best to move forward while the pandemic continues. With your support, we will not just weather this storm but continue to bring people together to improve the health of the River and its ecoystem while at the same time advancing the regional 52 mile long River Park.

With the pandemic, we have also experienced increases in expenses to keep going in a safe way and according to local and state COVID19 regulations. Like many organizations we have lost some anticipated funding, too. We have identified a need to raise $40,000 to make it through the rest of the year. We hope we can count on you!

"There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot."
Aldo Leopold

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

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By donating at least $10, 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. We would love the opportunity to discuss with you how you would like to make an impact!


INSTANT IMPACT: Small Amounts = Big Impact

$740 For 4 New Tires
Before winter rainsbegin, and yes, snow starts to fall on our preserves, we would like to replace the four tires on our workhorse Chevy Trailblazer. This vehicle is essential for our team members as they manage more than 2000 acres of land as well as work on restoration and research projects and programs. We will need to replace the tires before November 2020. Thanks!

Use the donate button below to make an online gift and select "Instant Impact"!


  • New Grant Park and River Center Fund - Park and Outdoor Learning Center Phase
    Project is on hold until fundraising is completed for our "Park Forward" phase. We have set a goal of raising $3.8 million. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Rob Hutsel, our CEO at or 619-244-7024.

  • Rebuild our Land Acquisition Fund - Goal is $20,000
    Even during these tragic times, conserving land remains a priority. We need to be ready to act quickly if an undeveloped property in the upper reaches of the River goes on the market for development. We currently are working on 3 different potential acquisitions!
    Read more

Make a One Time Donation Online

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If you would like to direct it to a particular project or our Annual Fund, please select that option or indicate in the provided comment field after clicking on the Donate button..
You can also make memorial or tribute gifts. If there are any special instructions, please email us at Thanks for your support!

If you prefer...
Mail in a donation by check to:

The San Diego River Park Foundation
PO Box 80126
San Diego, CA 92138

Please note in the memo field or in a separate note if you would like to direct your donation to a specific program or project. Thank you


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 at 619-244-7024 to discuss how we can help you meet your philanthropic goals. Thanks!

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To all donors, we apologize if your donation receipts are a bit delayed as we transition to working at home.

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