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Happy Thanksgiving!

Your support helps to continue work to care for our San Diego River.

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!

Other Ways to Give

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.


Due to COVID19, we have adapted to meet the challenges. Our River still needs a voice and a steward to look after this amazing river.


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.

"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. While Foundation is in our name, we are a public benefit nonprofit, not a large private foundation. We depend upon donations to continue work on behalf of the San Diego River and nature.

We are committed to our donors and do not trade, sell, or share your information.
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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. There are always many other opportunities to have an impact so if you don't see something of interest, please contact us and we would love to share some ideas.

COVID-19 Response Fund

$4000 for Connecting People with Service Providers
Our Field Assessment Team is proving to be an essential tool in addressing COVID-19!
The teams continue to be collecting data 2 - 3 times per week. We work closely with homeless service providers to connect them with people experiencing homelessness along the River. The data our teams are collecting is really making a difference. With additional funding we would be able to reach more people.

If $4000 can be raised we can add an entire team for 3 months!
Use the donate button above to make an online gift and select "COVID-19 Response"

INSTANT IMPACT: Small Amounts = Big Impact

$900 for Preserve Management
Before winter rains begin, and yes, snow starts to fall on our preserves, our Preserve Stewards are asking for a little support. Your gift today can help them get some things they need to continue as they manage more than 2000 acres of land as well as work on restoration and research projects and programs. They have asked for a new pole saw, trail maintenance supplies and new tires for the Preserve vehicle.

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.

  • South Rim Acquisition - Goal is $49,600
    Even during these tragic times, conserving land remains a priority. We recently came to terms with a land owner to purchase a key piece in our open space conservation strategy. We have until early December to raise the funds needed to save thisbeautiful land from potential development.
    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, Rob Hutsel, 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!