Leveraging the power of our strategic partnerships, the California State Parks Foundation finds, funds and supports organizations to expand access, improve equity and maintain park excellence. As a park-supporting organization, we strive to be strategic and responsive to the needs of all Californians.

As we approach our 50th year, the California State Parks Foundation remains firmly dedicated to our long-standing commitment to protect, enhance and expand all Californians’ access to the natural beauty, rich history and outstanding recreational opportunities offered by California’s state parks.

Throughout the state, we need to ensure that everyone has a chance to access state parks equally, the tools to raise their voices, and a network of support that helps them ensure California's state parks remain some of the best in the nation.

We envision an excellent state park system - one that is not only accessible to all, but also works to improve quality of life through positive, meaningful and healthy experiences in a flourishing and welcoming state park system. Our focus on creating meaningful and transformative experiences for youths aims to facilitate the deep appreciation for state parks and create the next generation of empowered park stewards.

Grantmaking Opportunities

In addition to providing strategic funding through invitation-only grant rounds, CSPF has the following grant opportunities:

Our Parks, Our Future: Increasing Youth Access to State Parks Grants Program

This grants program was created to advance our agenda of increasing youth access and exposure to state parks so that every Californian has opportunities to experience nature and its benefits.

Our Fall 2018 Youth Access grant round is now closed!

For more information on our grantmaking, please contact

California State Parks Foundation

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