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Enjoying the estuary during a cleanup

Donate to Support Our Mission & Programs

Together We Can Ensure A Better Future for our River


As a nonprofit. we depend on your financial support to advance our mission.


Your donation will be used to support a wide range of programs to create a better future for the San Diego River. Many of these programs are carried out by volunteers. Their impact each year is tremendous. If you are already a Friend of the River Park, thank you!

If not, we invite you to join us by making a gift of $10 or more. We have created a few different levels in case you are able to donate at a higher amount. The most important thing is that you act and join us!

There are several ways to make a donation:

Online with Secure PayPal

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By Mail

Print Out This Form (PDF) or mail a donation to
The San Diego River Park Foundation
4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92110


Donate by phone 619-297-7380

We can take your credit card over the phone or answer your questions


Gifts of Stocks and Mutual Funds

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. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

We are committed to our donors and do not trade, sell, or share your information.
Read our complete Donor Privacy Policy

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22 Years of Acquisitions

Your donation is used to support all of our programs and provides support to address emerging needs and opportunities. Our Annual Fund supports programs which conserve and care for wild places that wildlife such as cougar, bobcat, deer, badger, golden eagles and more depend on.

Your donation also provides meaningful opportunities to connect people with nature and advance a river-long park and trail system so more people can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

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 - Campaign to open the facility!
    Join the effort to create a river and wildlife education center in Mission Valley.All donations and pledges will be matched! Less than $60,000 to go to reach next key goal!
    Learn More

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

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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Wildlife Research
Did you know that the San Diego River may have the greatest bioiversity of any place in the country? We focus our research on identifying threats and opportunities to not only care for the San Diego River but also wildlife important to its ecoystem. One of our programs is Critter Cam - a network of remote wildlife cameras that document the presence and movement of large mammals.
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As a 501c3 public benefit nonprofit, a qualified charity, 100% of your donation will be tax deductible as allowed by law. Our EIN is 01-0565671.

Please contact Pat Rice at 619-297-7380 or by email to discuss how we can help you meet your philanthropic goals.




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Wills, Bequests and Planned Giving

IRA Mandatory Distribution

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Please let us know of any errors in this list.
Thank you!