California State Parks Foundation new round of grants awarded

cspfCSPF’s Discretionary Grants Committee met September 11 and awarded 10 grants totaling $49,743 to benefit a number of California’s state parks. The organizations that received grants include:

  • Anza-Borrego Foundation, $6,000 to support an expanded outreach campaign to increase visitation to the park, participation in park programs and activities, and park stewardship.
  • Benicia State Parks Association, $800 to support a Volunteer Appreciation Event.
  • California State Railroad Museum Foundation, $5,000 to support upgrades and enhancements to its website to increase park visitorship and engagement in park programs, activities, and stewardship.
  • Coastside State Parks Association, $5,000 to expand and repair the boardwalk at Año Nuevo State Park to make the park and viewing of the elephant seals more accessible to all visitors.
  • Literacy for Environmental Justice, $10,000 for its Candlestick Eco-Stewards Project, which involves youth and the community in park improvement and stewardship projects.
  • Mendocino Area Parks Association, $6,600 for the repair and restoration of the Lake Cleone Boardwalk at MacKerricher State Park.
  • Orange County Coastkeeper, $7,400 to support a restoration, conservation and monitoring program of green abalone along the southern California coast.
  • Plumas-Eureka State Parks Association, $1,943 for a Docent Appreciation Dinner.
  • Sonoma/Petaluma State Parks Association, $1,000 for a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
  • Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, $6,000 to support its Volunteer/Naturalist Interpretive Educational Programs.

The next round of Discretionary Grant proposals is due January 10 with decisions by February 14.

To find out more about the California State Parks Foundation, go HERE.


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