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Past Grantees

Photo: Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

Parks California grants help our State Parks reach their goals in becoming more welcoming, accessible, and relevant to all visitors. Take a look at some of our past grant recipients and the exciting work that our grants helped to fund.

COVID-19 Small Grants

COVID-19 created unprecedented challenges for many California State Park partners and
volunteers working alongside park staff to provide world class experiences to visitors. The COVID-19 Small Grants helped current Nonprofit Concessionaires of California State Parks to
modify physical park spaces to promote visitor and employee safety, and adherence to social
distancing guidelines during the pandemic. In addition, this program supported up to $300 of expenses to assist with the reopening and safe operation of California State Park visitor centers, kiosks, museums, and gift shops.

Grantees include:

  • American River Conservancy
  • Angel Island Conservancy
  • Anza-Borrego Foundation
  • Auburn Boat Club
  • Boosters of Old Town San Diego
  • CA State Mining & Mineral Museum Association
  • CA State Railroad Museum Foundation, Inc.
  • Cal Citrus Historic Park Non Prof. Mgt. Co.
  • Calaveras Big Trees Association
  • California Indian Heritage Center Foundation
  • Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
  • Central Coast State Parks Association
  • Coastside State Park Association
  • Crystal Cove Conservancy
  • Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association
  • First San Diego Courthouse, Inc.
  • Fort Ross Conservancy
  • Friends of Allensworth
  • Friends of China Camp
  • Friends of Columbia State Historic Park
  • Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma
  • Friends of Mt. Tam
  • Friends of Ocotillo Wells
  • Friends of San Diego Wildlife Refuges, Inc.
  • Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks
  • Friends of Sutter’s Fort
  • Friends of the Elephant Seal
  • Gold Discovery Park Association
  • Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association
  • Ide Adobe Interpretive Association
  • Junior League of Monterey Co
  • Literacy for Environmental Justice
  • Locke Foundation
  • Los Angeles River State Park Partners
  • Los Encinos Docent Association
  • Malibu Adamson House Foundation AKA Malibu Lagoon Museum
  • Malibu Creek Docent Association
  • Marconi Conference Center Operating Corp.
  • Mendocino Area Parks Association
  • Monterey State Historic Park Association
  • Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
  • Mountain Parks Foundation
  • Napa Valley State Parks Association
  • Point Lobos Foundation
  • Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association
  • Portola and Castle Rock Foundation
  • Prelado de los Tesoros de la Purisima
  • Redwood Parks Conservancy
  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Santa Monica Mountains Natural History Association
  • Sea and Desert Interpretive Association
  • Sierra Gold Parks Foundation
  • Sierra State Parks Foundation
  • Sonoma Ecology Center
  • Sonoma Petaluma Parks Inc.
  • Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
  • The San Onofre Parks Foundation
  • Ventana Wildlife Society
  • Waddell Creek Association
  • Western States Trail Foundation