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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Student Scholarships!

The California Foundation for Parks and Recreation Scholarship Committee offers scholarships to assist noteworthy students in fulfilling their goal of entering the park and recreation profession. The Committee annually awards scholarships to junior, senior and graduate level students majoring in recreation, parks, leisure studies and closely related fields, throughout the state of California.  Award amounts are generally between $1000 and $2000. On occasion, an outstanding student has been the recipient of more than one scholarship.


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