California State Parks Foundation

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 calparks.org.
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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EIN 94-1707583
415-262-4400
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a member, volunteer (only once so far, but plan to do it again - it was fun!) and user of CA's amazing state park system, I can't think of a better way to say thank you than to write a review. This organization makes it possible to keep our stunning park system the largest one in the U.S. They organize all types of volunteer activities not just to make the parks a better and more accessible place, but to give concerned citizens -like you and me- a chance to take part in making the world a better place, one park at a time! CA State parks are truly a treasure, and representative of the many ecosystems found in CA. Visiting all of them is on my bucket list - how 'bout yours?

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I enjoy the newsletters I get from CA State Parks Foundation. I'm hoping to join them to volunteer on one of their Park Champion weekends that include free overnight camping. I'm so glad they are working to keep our State Parks open!

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CSPF is a great non-profit working hard for the citizens of California to keep our parks open. I support them because they fight for a cause I believe in, and they do tremendous work for the community.

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2013

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9 people found this review helpful

I support CSPF because they are a vital force in keeping our State Parks functioning. In these difficult times it is their continuous efforts in Sacramento and throughout the state that safeguard the incredible state parks system. I am fortunate enough to work on Parklands, the organization's newsletter which showcases the programs, people, and grand beauty that make up one of California's greatest assets. CSPF guards and expands that treasure chest!

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

My times in several of the state parks from hikes, on Mt. Tamalpais State Park to name one. We are so rich to have the exceptional places the belong to us -- all over the state, from desert, to mountain, to sea.

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

The staff is dedicated beyond measure. The cause is in their blood. I am proud to know them.

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

Secure and expand the park system, get kids into nature through educational programs -- creating future stewards of the planet, and educate us all in the rich and varied history and ecology of this incredible state.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I am so impressed with CSPF's unrelenting positive attitude and commitment to the preservation of "our" California State Parks. They look to the future with faith and optimism, continually seeking innovative ways to protect and fund one of our most precious resources.

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

their tireless commitment to preserving parks while maintaining a positive and professional attitude.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

As I see it: a focused mission with policy guidance on California state parks, made all the more salient today given the dire financial straits the state faces.

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Clearly focused mission

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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1 person found this review helpful

Healthy mix of private and public involvement. I can't pretend to know everything about them, but I do consider them to be very clear in their mission statement and forward thinking with their programs.

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

by making it a goal to go to 100 state parks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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