Any day of the year is a perfect time to donate to the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and continue supporting its goals to educate, preserve and protect one of San Diego’s unique natural environments.

Your donation to the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation will help us continue our programs to educate thousands of youngsters who will someday become the guardians of our environment. At the Visitor Center, adults and children alike will continue to enjoy exhibits about the geology, history, wildlife and ecology of the area through interactive activities, displays, brochures and newsletters. Each year thousands of guests will continue to attend special events including Explore Mission Trails Day, monthly concerts, amateur photography contests, art displays and other educational activities for families.

Remember your first field trip or 6th grade camp? Your donation will assure San Diego school children experience nature at Mission Trails Regional Park for years to come.

We welcome donations for general support as well as specific programs and projects listed below. Just let us know how you would like to direct your donation or call (619) 668-3280 for additional information.

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MTRP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Federal Tax ID - 33-0285093.
Donations can be designated for one or more of the following -

  • Friends of Mission Trails - General support
  • Education Programs
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Tree and Habitat Maintenance
  • Library Fund
  • Lake Murray
  • General Endowment Fund
  • Library Endowment Fund

The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation Board of Directors extends sincere thanks to our many donors. Because of your continuing support we are able to fulfill our Mission - In partnership with the City of San Diego to preserve and protect the natural environment of Mission Trails Regional Park and to provide and promote educational and recreational opportunities.


Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation provides opportunities for individuals, businesses, community organizations and foundations to support a variety of programs and projects within Mission Trails Regional Park. All contributions are 100% tax deductible.

Names of contributors of $1,000 or more are engraved on a plaque permanently displayed at the park Visitor and Interpretive Center. Donations of $100 or more are accumulated from year-to-year for contributor recognition purposes.

Businesses making contributions of $100 or more are included on our Business Friends web page. This includes a company logo and company web site link for a period of 12 months. Go to Business Friends for a view of the Business Friends web page.

In additional to traditional cash donations, there are other ways to provide short- and long-term financial support for park programs and projects. The Foundation's Special Funds include education and library funds, trail and tree/habitat maintenance funds, a general Endowment Fund and Library Endowment Fund. Contributions to the Endowment Funds are invested, with annual earnings used for Mission Trails Regional Park programs and projects. Contributions to the Library Endowment Fund are designated for books, furnishings and equipment in the library.

Sponsorship opportunities, which include a plaque that honors or memorializes someone, are available for park benches and picnic tables at designated locations in the park, or on a corral or arena at the Equestrian Staging Area. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $4,000 depending upon the item and the location in the park. Call Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation at (619) 668-3280 for more information.


Memorial or In Honor of Gifts - Honor a friend or family member with a donation.

Matching Funds - Identify Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation for a matching funds contribution if your employer has a policy of matching charitable gifts.

Wills - Remember Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation in your will.

Gifts of Securities - In order to allow donors to realize full tax deductions for appreciated stock, Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation accepts gifts of stock. Please call (619) 668-3280 for additional details.

Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT) - With a CRT, highly appreciated assets are placed in an irrevocable trust. The assets proceeds provide income to the donor and/or to his/her beneficiaries for life. Contact your financial advisor for information.