Park Enrichment Grants

Thanks to the generous support of CSPF members and donors, businesses and foundations, Park Enrichment Grants have been awarded to advance excellence in California's 280 state parks. We have awarded over $1.3 million to state parks and park partners, which has helped to:

  • Connect the next generation stewards to the outdoors and state parks
  • Utilize technology to support and enhance the visitor’s experiences
  • Rehabilitate historical buildings
  • Restore habitats and monitor wildlife
  • Preserve cultural treasures for future generations
  • Build leadership for park partners
  • Engage new park visitors

CSPF is proud to be able to award grants to state parks and park partners and will be continuing our granting efforts. We are planning to expand and focus our giving throughout 2017. However, as we plan for the next iteration of our program, we will not be offering Park Enrichment Grants or other CSPF grantmaking opportunities this spring, in order to complete our planning. Future CSPF grantmaking opportunities are anticipated to be announced later in 2017.

If you would like to receive information when the new grant opportunity will be announced, please email with your contact information or contact CSPF’s Sacramento office at (916) 442-2119.

Five Vision Goals

Grants are awarded in five categories that are defined by CSPF's vision for excellence in state parks. When fully realized, California’s 280 state parks Celebrate Our Enduring Heritage, Connect Individuals, Organizations and Partners, Safeguard Resources, Teach Californians and Welcomes Visitors.

These five vision elements, outlined in A Vision for Excellence for California’s State Parks,reflect a statewide vision for California’s state parks system.

Connect Individuals, Organizations and Partners

Safeguard Natural and Cultural Resources

Celebrate Our Enduring Heritage

Teach Californians

Welcome Visitors

How to Apply

Park Enrichment Grants is not currently accepting applications.

If you would like to receive information when the new grant opportunity will be announced, please email with your contact information or contact CSPF’s Sacramento office at (916) 442-2119.

Share Your Grant Success Story

Help us share your success and accomplishments and all your hard work to benefit California’s state parks. We invite all grantees to send us progress updates. A final narrative and financial report on the use of the funds are required to be submitted within 30 days upon conclusion of the funded activity or by the date noted in the grant agreement.


Email your grant success stories as they are happening.

Make it Social

Follow CSPF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and tag us when you post your stories.

Spread the Word

Tell your community about the work you did with your grant. Include on newsletters.

Share Photos

Take project photos and share them with us. Upload photos using our online form.


For more information, contact or call CSPF’s Sacramento office at (916) 442-2119.

Park Partnership Grants

In the spring of 2012, when 70 parks were facing imminent closure, CSPF awarded $1.2 million Park Partnership Grants to assist nonprofit and governmental organizations that stepped forward to make certain our state parks would remain open and accessible to the public.

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California State Parks Foundation

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