Cabrillo National Monument Foundation (CNMF) is a nonprofit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) status, which provides support to the Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego’s only National Park.

Since 1956, CNMF remains one of several National Park Service Cooperating Associations in the U.S.A; these organizations work to enhance the visitor experience at National Parks. For more information about NPS Cooperating Associations, please visit the Association of Partners for Public Lands or NPS Cooperating Association. We are governed by a dedicated, volunteer board of trustees and primarily supported by donations, grants, fundraising events, our membership program, and our book/gift store sales.

Our fundraising events include Cabrillo Sunrise 5K in February, Cabrillo Under the Stars benefit in May and Cabrillo Sunset 5k in July. In addition, CNMF offers its members sunset socials, a lecture series, and other member-only opportunities and special experiences.

Cabrillo Store, located inside the Cabrillo National Monument Visitor Center and online at, offers wonderful educational resources for you to bring home along with gift items that are sure to please. CNMF has published several award-winning books on historic and scientific topics relating to the Monument, which are sold and distributed throughout San Diego County for educational purposes.

CNMF’s mission is to fund and support interpretive, cultural, historical, scientific and educational programs and activities at Cabrillo National Monument.

We support programs:

Our funding supports the park’s educational programs such as, The EcoLogik Project, Conservation & Comics, and Science Explorer’s Club.

We support community outreach:

In addition, the Foundation supports a mobile Education Outreach Program, Cabrillo Community Outreach Initiative, which takes the park to underserved areas, schools and community events where those who would not otherwise have access to the Park. It is our hope these programs create park stewards of tomorrow.

We support volunteers:

Volunteers at the park contribute a significant amount of time and work supplementing the NPS staff. CNMF helps fund training, uniforms and recognition of these volunteers. Even with the continued support of the Foundation, the park is always in need of resources. If you are interested in joining our efforts to support the Cabrillo National Monument, please email

We support Cabrillo National Monument:

As you know, things happen, so we are here to help the Park in any way we can, whether it is school bus funding, natural resource materials and supplies, weeding native plants, or for tidepool exploration…we are here.


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