Our donors support Mountain Parks Foundation (MPF) because they appreciate the important role environmental education plays in preserving our magnificent State Parks.  At MPF, we partner with our community to invest in educational experiences that inspire protection and enjoyment of our Redwoods State Parks. Since 1973, our donors have helped us to educate and inspire more than 1.7 million visitors to our parks each year, enriching their appreciation of the natural and cultural heritage of Big Basin and Henry Cowell (including Fall Creek!).


The generous contributions of our donors help provide the resources to educate over 200 student groups a year; renovate nature museums; enhance visitor centers; host natural and cultural history events; create new trail signs and information panels, and publish books, guides, and trail maps.


To learn more about the many ways you can get involved and support the mission of Mountain Parks Foundation, please contact Brenda Holmes at 831-335-3174 or brenda@mountainparks.org.

Become An Annual Member

One of the best ways to support our parks is by becoming an annual member. To join or renew your membership, call us today at 831-335-3174 or click  "Learn More" below to go to the Annual Membership page.

A Gift From Your IRA

The IRA Charitable Rollover allows you to make direct transfers to your favorite charities without claiming any increased income or paying any additional tax! And, your gift goes towards your minimum distribution requirement.

Who qualifies? Individuals who are 70 ½ or older qualify.


What accounts can I transfer from? Your gift must come directly from your IRA, either Roth or Traditional.

How much can I transfer? Any amount up to $100,000 per year.

Which organizations qualify to receive IRA rollovers? Organizations like Mountain Parks Foundation that are tax exempt and classified as 501(c)(3) organizations.

How do I make an IRA Charitable Rollover? Simply contact your IRA provider to make your gift. You may need to provide them with our Tax ID number (please email redwoods@mountainparks.org or call us at 831-335-3174 to request our Tax ID number). Please let Mountain Parks Foundation know when you make your gift as some IRA providers do not list the donor's name on their check.

Monthly Giving

Mountain Parks Foundation offers an automated monthly giving online donation option. Support our work with a monthly gift that will be automatically applied to your credit or debit card. 


You can also set-up automated monthly donations by calling Brenda Holmes at 831-335-3174.

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer programs that match the charitable donations of their employees, retirees, and board members. To learn more about what your company may offer, contact your Human Resources Department or call Brenda Holmes at 831-335-3174.

Sponsor a Tree

Mountain Parks Foundation is proud to offer our Sponsor a Tree Program in Henry Cowell and Fall Creek. By sponsoring a tree, you are creating a living legacy in memory of a loved one, as a unique gift, or to celebrate a special occassion.   

Planned Gifts

Including Mountain Parks Foundation in your future financial planning is an easy way for you to make a significant impact on the future or our state parks and create a legacy that lasts.  Please contact Brenda Holmes at 831-335-3174 to learn more about our planned giving options to help you accomplish your charitable goals.

Become a Sponsor!

Become a Sponsor of Mountain Parks Foundation and help us to keep our parks and their programs thriving! Sponsorship opportunites are available for businesses and individuals dedicated to supporting our mission.


Mountain Parks Foundation is an almost all-volunteer organization!  Our volunteers are young people, families, seniors, working professionals and people with disabilities.  We are extremely proud of and grateful for the dedicated, talented volunteers who make our work possible. Join us and become a volunteer today - our parks need you now more than ever!

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