opens IMAGE file Philanthropic partner organizations, such as the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, provide the support and funding needed to fill the gaps, but also provide enhancements and support programs that create the park stewards of our future.

We need your help more than ever.

There are many ways you can help:

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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 Cabrillo National Monument making sure it is here for generations to enjoy.  Learn More


Donors provide the Foundation with critical funds. It is only through public support that we can pursue our mission: to support and fund programs that help Cabrillo National Monument protect and preserve the natural, historical, and cultural for generations to enjoy.  Please consider making a gift today and help us help San Diego’s only National Park, Cabrillo National Monument.  Learn More

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

Donor Advised Funds

Reach out to our Executive Director, Emily Moore at emily@cnmf.orgcreate new email or 619-523-4255.

Planned Giving

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 emily@cnmf.orgcreate new email or 619-523-4255.

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volunteers, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

The Volunteer-In-Parks program (VIP) provides fundamental support for park operations every day. Volunteers allow us to move forward with achieving the NPS mission expanding services to visitors and protection for park resources that would be impossible with the small staff of two field rangers.

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation funding supports the efforts of 300+ active and dedicated volunteers who collectively work more than 17,000 hours annually. Volunteers assist with natural, cultural and historical aspects of interpretation, visitor services, and conservation. Foundation funding is used for uniforms, training, recognition items, tools and specialty equipment. 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.

To learn more about volunteering with the National Park Service and to get started, visit or email cabr_volunteers@nps.govcreate new email

Shop Our AmazonSmile & Amazon Wish List

AmazonSmile customers can now support Cabrillo National Monument Foundation in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  • Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  • Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
  • Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
  • If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, update your app. Click here for instructions.


Items on the wish list are requests directly from the Park of much needed supplies to help protect and preserve San Diego’s only National Park.

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 Help the Foundation?

Visitation is increasing and National Park funding is reducing

Financial support is needed to provide ongoing supplies, programs, and resources for the Park, its volunteers, and its visitors

Donations go directly towards Cabrillo National Monument

For more information visit What We Fund.

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