Grants for Parks

Discretionary Grants

CSPF offers modest discretionary grants through a competitive process four times a year to benefit California’s state parks. These grants typically range from $200 to $6,000. State park units, qualified nonprofits that are tax-exempt as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, or other governmental entities working on behalf of parks are encouraged to apply.

Learn more and apply for Discretionary Grants

List of recent grant recipients

Park Partnership Grants

Park Partnership Grants support nonprofit organizations that have entered into agreements with the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to either operate or support operations of a particular state park.

Learn more about park partnership grants