Donate to US State Park Associations

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The following is a list of US State Parks and Associations for your Paint The Parks donations.

State Park Foundations or Associations are the non-profit partners of the government run parks.  These charitable groups provide educational, interpretive and conservation oriented programs to protect the parks. They are privately funded by businesses and people like us.

In the context of PaintTheParks, your donations should go directly to one of these non-profit groups, or educational, preservation or art oriented programs which support the parks.

List of US State Parks 


California State Park Foundation

Since our founding in 1969, CSPF has raised over $209 million for capital projects and educational programs in state parks, while building a vast network of park supporters. Our mission is to help enhance state parks with educational programs, capital projects, competitive grants, and fundraising. Your support and volunteerism will help us build on these successes and ensure that California’s natural and cultural heritage will endure. Be a part of a growing community that actively serves the lands we love.

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks

Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is an entrepreneurial nonprofit sustaining the legacy of our state parks and beaches. Through an innovative partnership with California State Parks, and by leveraging local community support, Friends has provided millions of dollars of funding for educational programs, visitor services and capital projects. Founded in 1976, Friends is passionately dedicated to the preservation of our spectacular natural environment and rich cultural history. Friends also operates six ParkStores, offering nature- and history-themed merchandise for sale to benefit local parks and beaches.

Coastside State Parks Association (CSPA) 

LOGO_A_V_1coastside state parksCoastside State Parks Association (CSPA) was established as a nonprofit cooperating association in 1990 to support fifteen California State Parks and beaches along the San Mateo County coast. CSPA is an active grassroots organization that underwrites the interpretive programs at Año Nuevo State Park, Butano State Park, Half Moon Bay State Beach, Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, and Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park. Donations, memberships, special events, corporate partnerships and three Park Stores also support habitat restoration, interpretive exhibits and displays, Junior Lifeguards, Junior Rangers, public access improvements, historic structures, and scientific research.  We invite you to support our efforts to support your California State Parks.  Together we can cherish the past and provide for the future of these amazing California State Parks.

Individual California State Park Associations

Point Lobos Foundation

Point Lobos Vertical LogoThe nonprofit Point Lobos Foundation (PLF) provides interpretive and educational programs designed to enhance the public’s awareness and enjoyment of the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. The PLF assists California State Parks in managing the Reserve in several ways, from supporting continuous trail maintenance and improvements to education and visitor support. In addition, the PLF funds the Point Lobos volunteer docent  program, with aprox. 165 active docents.

Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association
Angel Island Conservancy
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Anza-Borrego Foundation
Benicia State Parks Association
Bidwell Bar Association
Bidwell Mansion Association
Big Sur Natural History Association
Bodie Foundation
Boosters of Old Town San Diego State Historic
Calaveras Big Trees Association
California Indian Heritage Center Foundation
California State Capitol Museum Volunteer Association
California State Historic Governor’s Mansion Foundation, Inc.
California State Mining and Mineral Museum Association
California State Railroad Museum Foundation, Inc.
Central Coast Lighthouse Keepers
Central Coast State Parks Association
Chaw’ Se Indian Grinding Rock Association
Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association
Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association
Coastside State Parks Association
Crystal Cove Alliance
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association
Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association

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