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Be a Founder

Parks California was formed to create greater access to parks, workforce development, capital improvements, resource protection, and more – but we can’t do it alone. Parks California Founders are an exceptional, forward-thinking group of individuals, corporations, and foundations whose significant support accelerates our mission and invests in our early accomplishments. 

As we continue to build the foundation of Parks California, we extend our deepest gratitude to our current founders, who help us build a stronger, more resilient state park system.

Legacy Founders – $500,000+

Through visionary leadership, these organizations helped start Parks California.

  • Anonymous
  • S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
  • Resources Legacy Fund

Founders –


  • Cox Communications 


  • Northrop Grumman Foundation 
  • Bank of the West


  • Pisces Foundation 
  • We Work for Good 


  • Hyde Hill Holdings 
  • Mosaic 


  • Columbia Sportswear Company 
  • REI 
  • StageIt
  • Capital A Consulting
  • and many more individuals and families 

Founder donation levels start at $1,000. For more information, contact Natalie Schaefer, EdD/Vice President for Partnerships & Resources at