Memberspicture gallery and 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.

Without the support from philanthropic partners, like CNMF, programs at Cabrillo National Monument would not exist. There are simply not enough tax dollars or entrance fees to cover programs that provide and encourage park discovery, youth education, and volunteer support. To learn more, visit “What We Fund“.  Please consider making a tax deductible gift to Cabrillo National Monument Foundation.

Donate by credit card:
Making an online gift to the Foundation is quick, safe and secure.  You can make a one-time gift or recurring gift.

Recurring giving options include annually, quarterly, or monthly by credit card.  You can cancel recurring payments anytime by contacting

Credit card gifts will be processed the next business day but may take a few days to appear in the account once processed.  Please note that card transactions will reference the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation.


Donate by check:

Please make checks payable to Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. You are welcome to include a note with comments, questions, and special instructions, such as tribute requests. Mail checks and notes to:

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation
PO Box 6349
San Diego, CA 92166-0349

Donate by IRA Charitable Rollover:

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

      • Avoid income taxes – even for those who don’t itemize
      • Distributions may count towards the Required Minimum Distribution
      • Invest in interpretive and educational programs that protect and preserve the Park’s resources, enhance the visitor experience, and connect all people to the Park for generations to enjoy.

What to Know about Gifts from Your IRA

Also, known as the Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) or Charitable IRA Rollover, gifts from retirement accounts are easy to make – just follow these easy steps:

      • Funds must come from a traditional IRA account, Inherited IRA, Simple IRA (inactive) or an inactive SEP
      • Your gift must go directly to Cabrillo National Monument Foundation
      • Your IRA administrator can process the transfer for you


Contact Emily Moore, Executive Director, at for more information



Does your employer participate in matching programs? If so, please consider CNMF. Contact to obtain all the information you need to complete the matching program process.


Cabrillo National Monument Foundation holds an investment account at Charles Schwab for those who prefer to donate via their stocks and investments. Instructions_Schwab Brokerage Account 1603-4086


A gift to the Foundation in honor, memory, or celebration of your loved one is beautiful way to make a tribute to them. Click here to learn more. Thank you for the privilege of honoring your loved one. We appreciate your support.



Planned giving is an amazing way to recognize those memories that you treasure with loved ones and provide the opportunity for future generations to experience that same joy.  If you are interested in legacy giving, contact or call 619-523-4255.

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 Thank you for your gift and support!

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Contact Emily Moore, Executive Director, at for more information