When you join Cabrillo National Monument Foundation as a member or donor, you are investing to ensure the national park experience continues for yourself and for others, like:

  • making memories
  • bringing visitors to see the views
  • for solitude
  • to emerse in nature, history, and culture
  • to continue learning

Philanthropic partner organizations, such as the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, provide the support and funding needed to fill the gaps for our national parks, but also provide enhancements to support the visitor experience.

We need your support more than ever.

There are many ways you can join us:

    • Join as a Member
    • Join as a Donor
    • Join The 1542 Society
    • Join the Cabrillo Legacy Circle
    • Join as a Volunteer



We invite you to become a member of the Foundation family and enjoy the many benefits that membership provides. You will receive perks and join a special family of members and donors who care to ensure our nationals parks are here for generations to enjoy.  Learn More



Donors provide the Foundation with critical funds. Please consider making a gift today to help protect and preserve the park but also create the next generation of park stewards. Learn More

If you are over age 70 ½, gifts to CNMF made directly from an Individual Retirement Account are a win-win-win!



A gift to the Foundation in honor, memory, or celebration of your loved one is beautiful way to make a tribute to them. Learn More


Cabrillo Legacy Circle

Planned giving is such a wonderful way to honor your memories at Cabrillo National Monument and to ensure that generations to come have the same opportunity to create long lasting memories. Reach out to our Executive Director, Emily Moore at or 619-523-4255 to learn how you can make a contribution of a lifetime.



volunteers, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

The Volunteer-In-Parks program (VIP) provides essential and fundamental support for park operations every day. There are 200+ active and dedicated volunteers that give more than 17,000 hours annually. Volunteers assist with natural, cultural and historical aspects of interpretation, visitor services, and conservation. The park receives a modest amount of federal funds for the volunteer program but these funds are limited and restricted, so funding from the Foundation is crucial and appreciated.

Email to get started.



Ralphs Community Contribution Program

This program makes fundraising easy by donating to Cabrillo National Monument Foundation based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, all you have to do is shop at Ralphs and swipe your Shopper’s Card.



Why Should You JOIN the Foundation?

For more information visit What We Fund.