Rating: 4.79 stars   62 reviews

Issues: Environment, Sports

Location: 50 Francisco Street Suite 110 San Francisco CA 94133 USA

Mission: With our 130,000 members, the California State Parks Foundation (CSPF) is the only statewide independent nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting, enhancing and advocating for California's 280 magnificent state parks. CSPF is committed to improving the quality of life for all Californians by expanding access to the natural beauty, rich culture and history, and recreational and educational opportunities offered by California's state parks. For more information about California's state parks, visit
Results: Since 1969, CSPF has raised over $209 million for state parks.
Target demographics: our 280 state parks
Geographic areas served: California
Programs: volunteer days, advocacy, capital improvements, and grant giving.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

CSPF has been doing a great job of keeping the State Parks financial problems in the public eye and is leading the way to getting something done.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Keep our parks in better condition for public use.

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One time

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Where would I go if it weren't for my California Parks? I hike, sit and read, picnic, camp and above all REST when i am in one of our parks. They are simply wonderful!!! I recruit new members, and clean up camping areas.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

participating in their organization, using the parks often and seeing the result of their hard work and fantastic system!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

??? I can't find any ideas

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I can see results!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, interested in my having a grand time, educated about our park system; respectful of people and firm in carrying out any regulations when necessary

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

stop worrying about state cut backs

Ways to make it better...

I had more time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

A sound and regular budget; upkeep when there is little or no money

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am grateful for our St. Parks and organization behind them

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About every month

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