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Help Us Start 2021 Strong

Help Create a Better Future for the River and Wildlife

You can also make a monthly gift to sustain our river work year-long!

Will you join with us with a donation of $10, $20, $50 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 Amounts = Big Impact

$450 Tree Pole Saw
Our River Center project in Mission Valley and its volunteer Team ECO, could really use a High Quality Tree Saw to help maintain the property. The tree saw could also be used at other project sites. If you could donate toward purchasing this new saw, it would really make a difference.


PS, Thanks to everyone who made a gift to our December Instant Impact! We raised the funds needed to get new tires, buy tools and other items for our Preserve Stewards!

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

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 the park!. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please contact Rob Hutsel, our CEO at or 619-244-7024.

  • South Rim Acquisition Fund - $20,000 Goal
    Even during these tragic times, conserving land remains a priority. We have completed 4 projects in 2020 and are working on one more. 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 reserve we could approach all 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 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!

We will be recognizing all those who donated soon.

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!