California Foundation for Parks & Recreation

California Foundation for Parks & Recreation

Our Mission

The California Foundation for Parks & Recreation is a 501c3 organization that was created to receive grants, donations and contributions and apply those funds to educate the public and the profession about the beneficial effects of recreation.  In addition, we foster excellence and innovation in community recreation services and programs; fund research relating to the advancement of parks and recreation; support and encourage education in parks, recreation and related fields; and support special projects relating to parks, recreation and related community services with the intent of promoting healthy communities.

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Our Objectives

  • Invest in California communities through parks and recreation
  • Support education and research that advances the park and recreation profession
  • Develop meaningful partnerships and coalitions
  • Ensure long term sustainability and build the Foundation's Capacity
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The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students and professionals who are interested in furthering their goals in the park and recreation profession.  Scholarship amounts vary from $500 to $2,000.  Click below to learn more about our Student Scholarships (Undergrad and Graduate funds available) or Professional Development Scholarships (for professionals currently in the field ready to further their goals). 

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