Park Partnership Grants

In the spring of 2012, when 70 parks were facing imminent closure, CSPF began offering Park Partnership Grants to assist nonprofit and governmental organizations that stepped up to make certain our state parks would remain open and accessible to the public. To date, CSPF has awarded over $1 million dollars through three rounds of grants. Some organizations have taken over direct operation of entire parks. Other grantees have repaired foot bridges, installed barbeque grills in campgrounds, renovated dilapidated bathrooms, opened new trails and posted new trail signage, upgraded plumbing, cleared out hazardous trees and brush, re-opened visitor centers and launched new interpretive, educational and stewardship programs to bring visitors into our parks.

CSPF applauds the efforts of these organizations, and their dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly on behalf of state parks. We are proud to be a partner in their important work.

Although CSPF is not currently offering Park Partnership Grants at this time, below are lists of organizations that have received Park Partnership Grants to date.


Round 1
To view CSPF’s press release annoucing the below awards, go to here.

Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association
Awarded: $5,450
State Park: Anderson Marsh SHP

Anderson Valley Community Services District for Hendy Woods Community
Awarded: $25,000
State Park: Hendy Woods SP

California Department of Parks and Recreation
Awarded: $7,136
State Park: Greenwood SB (Elk Visitor Center)

California Department of Parks and Recreation
Awarded: $150,000
State Park: Los Encinos SHP

California Department of Parks and Recreation
Awarded: $9,500
State Park: Jughandle SB

California Department of Parks and Recreation
Awarded: $21,000
State Park: Santa Susana Pass SHP

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association for Friends of Palomar
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: Palomar Mountain SP

East Merced Resource Conservation District
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: George J. Hatfield SRA and McConnell SRA

Ide Adobe Interpretive Association
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: William B. Ide Adobe SHP

Marin State Parks Association for Friends of China Camp
Awarded: $50,000
State Park: China Camp SP

Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District
Awarded: $26,000
State Park: Bothe-Napa Valley SP and Bale Grist Mill SHP

Sea and Desert Interpretive Association
Awarded: $15,000
State Park: Salton Sea SRA

Sonoma Ecology Center
Awarded: $54,000
State Park: Sugarloaf Ridge SP

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Awarded: $56,000
State Park: Austin Creek SRA

Valley of the Moon Natural History Association
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: Jack London SHP

 

Round 2
To view CSPF’s press release annoucing the below awards, go to here.

Benicia State Parks Association
Awarded: $45,000
State Park: Benicia Capitol SHP

Friends of Pio Pico
Awarded: $10,000
State Park: Pio Pico SHP

Mendocino Area Parks Association
Awarded: $45,000
State Park: Standish-Hickey SRA

Plumas Eureka State Park Association
Awarded: $15,000
State Park: Plumas-Eureka SP

Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association
Awarded: $10,000
State Park: Saddleback Butte SP

Shasta Historical Society
Awarded: $19,000
State Park: Shasta SHP

South Yuba River Citizens League
Awarded: $25,000
State Park: Malakoff Diggins SHP

Weaverville Joss House Association
Awarded: $10,520
State Park: Weaverville Joss House SHP

 

Round 3
To view CSPF’s press release annoucing the below awards, go to here.

Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association
Awarded: $6,000
State Park: Anderson Marsh SHP

Benicia State Parks Association
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: Benicia Capitol SHP

Central Coast State Parks Association
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: Morro Strand SB

Ide Adobe Interpretive Association
Awarded: $5,000
State Park: William B. Ide Adobe SHP

Marin State Parks Association
Awarded: $30,000
State Park: Olompali SHP and Tomales Bay SP

Mendocino Area Parks Association
Awarded: $40,000
State Park: Standish-Hickey SRA

Napa Valley State Parks Association
Awarded: $35,000
State Park: Bothe-Napa Valley SP and Bale Grist Mill SHP

Plumas Eureka State Park Association
Awarded: $15,000
State Park: Plumas-Eureka SP

Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association
Awarded: $5,000
State Park: Saddleback Butte SP

Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association
Awarded: $5,000
State Park: Providence Mountain SRA

Sea and Desert Interpretive Association
Awarded: $20,000
State Park: Salton Sea SRA

Shasta Historical Society
Awarded: $15,000
State Park: Shasta SHP

Sonoma Ecology Center
Awarded: $40,000
State Park: Sugarloaf Ridge SP

South Yuba River Citizens League
Awarded: $4,000
State Park: Malakoff Diggins SHP

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Awarded: $40,000
State Park: Austin Creek SRA

Valley of the Moon Natural History Association
Awarded: $35,000
State Park: Jack London SHP

Weaverville Joss House Association
Awarded: $15,000
State Park: Weaverville Joss House SHP

 

For any information, please contact:
Kate Litzky
Policy and Research Specialist
(916) 442-2119 or kate@calparks.org