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Help Us Start 2021 Strong

Help Create a Better Future for the River and Wildlife

Will you join with us with a donation of $20, $50, $100 or more?

Other Ways to Give

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.

INSTANT IMPACT: Small Amount = Big Impact

$486 Clean River Truck Makeover

Feb. 12th Our Toyota Truck hauls away tons of trash, and it needs some help! The Trash Crew have asked for some things like a new cargo net and tie-down cleats. Your donation will support this hard working team as it cleans the river 2 - 3 days each and every week!

Your gift of $10, $20 or even $450 will be put to an Instant Impact! Thanks!


If you prefer to donate by check, please write in the memo field:
Instant Impact donation.

And mail the check to:
The San Diego River Park Foundation

4891 Pacific Highway, Suite 114
San Diego, CA 92110

2/10 $450 Tree Pole Saw - Funds have been raised!

Awesome Response! Thank you to the following donors:

Janet McLees
Thomas Harrison
Carla Brandon
Jeff Mason

Judie Lincer
Brian Kink
Vickie Church


$480 Airless Paint Sprayer with 100 feet of hose and cart

Painting out graffiti at our River Center project, murals, fences, etc. is an ongoing issue. You can help us acquire quality equipment to make the job easier. We already have a generator to power the sprayer.

Thank you for your wonderful donation(s)

Dean Ferguson

CAPITAL Projects
and Programs

  • New Grant Park and River Center Fund - Park and Outdoor Learning Center Phase
    Fundraising for the project's "Park" phase is now happening. $3.8 million is needed to complete park and other improvements so we can open the outdoor learning program and start providing programming to 25,000 kids per year ! If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Rob Hutsel, our CEO at or 619-244-7024.

  • Land Preservation Acquisition Fund - $20,000 Goal
    We have identified a few properties that are at risk of being sold, and we want to work to conserve them. With $20,000 in the fund we could approach the owners and start a discussion about conserving their land through acquisition.
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Trash Free River Campaign

We have teams out 2-3 days a week recording locations of trash in and along the River. We share this data with land owners and agencies to work with them to organize clean-ups and to address sources. We organize our own cleanups 2-3 days per week, too.

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The Campaign for Eagle Peak Ranch
We have acquired and maintain a wonderful valley near Julian. Wildlife is abundant and it is a great place to visit (when COVID19 allows). In the meantime, we have lots of work to do to maintain this 454 acre open space. We are working on restoring a damaged creek, enhancing trails, and making other improvements. We have set a goal of establishing a $100,000 fund to support these activities.

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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!

if you donated to our end of 2020 campaign!

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

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