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COVID-19 Response Fund - Urgent Appeal
$48,000 Needed

Any amount is appreciated and needed! 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 are, please do.


Together we can play a critical role in getting through this crisis. Thank You!

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About the Fund

The San Diego River Park Foundation has a critical role during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Our RAFT (River Assessment Field Team) has been adapted to help public agencies document homeless encampment along 20+ miles of the River and in canyons. As a leading national expert - we can quickly mobilize our staff to increase documentation of these encampments so public agencies and social service agencies can contact individuals and provide critical public health services and information.

Our Education program has been asked to adapt our field education programs to provide important content for distant learning programs San Diego area kids (and parents) are required to do. Providing nature connections is important during these times.

The COVD-19 Response Fund will be used to support these two initiaves as well as our efforts to provide nature connections to all who are at home. We will work as hard as we can to help people maintain their nature connections during these challenging times. Please follow us on social media (Facebook and Instagram). Thanks!

"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

$600 Replacement Cell-Ready Wildlife Camera. A new remote camera will help allow us to provide to our community wildlife images without having to travel to a remote location to download the. The camera is an important tool in our efforts to conserve land for badgers, bobcats, mountain lions and other species. During these times it is a great way for people to feel a connection to nature.


  • Discovery Center at Grant Park Building Fund - Current Phase
    Project is on hold until the Coronavirus Crisis ends. 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.
    Read more

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Please give our CEO at 619-244-7024 to discuss how we can meet your philanthropic goals. Thanks!

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We will use this area to thank each of the donors to this vital effort. We so appreciate your joining with us to respond to COVID- 19 Crisis.

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