Your Gift Makes Balboa Park Better

The Annual Fund fuels the Conservancy’s work to sustain, enhance and envision your Balboa park.

In the spirit of Kate Sessions, “Mother of Balboa Park” we invite you to make a difference at YOUR Balboa Park. Kate, the “Mother of Balboa Park” and known figure in horticulture and botany, seeded the park with trees and an incredible selection of plants knowing that her investment would be enjoyed by generations to come. You too can create a legacy for the next generation.



What does my gift support?

The annual fund provides critical operating revenue to the Balboa Park Conservancy each year. Your unrestricted giving allows the Conservancy to invest in park priorities and areas of greatest need.

Examples of what annual fund support helps us do:

  • Manage Tree Balboa Park, a $700,000+ reforestation and education project with Cal Fire, the City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, Tree San Diego and Urban Corps;
  • Create data-driven reports like the Balboa Park Benefits Study and use cutting edge software like Tree Plotter, which help us make wiser decisions and advocate for more park resources;
  • Launch and maintain park-wide volunteer initiatives that enhance our visitor experience;
  • Develop and implement garden and building restoration plans that revitalize our most treasured public spaces.

Making a gift to the annual fund enables the Conservancy to sustain, enhance and envision the best version of Balboa Park possible, in partnership with our friends at Parks and Recreation and in collaboration with other park stakeholders

Every Gift Matters

We cannot do this alone–your commitment makes a difference. Every dollar helps make a more sustainable, accessible and extraordinary Balboa Park. It’s easy to be generous when you sign up for a recurring donation plan.

This year, thanks to a generous challenge grant from Laurie Munday, we have a 1:1 match of $50,000 until December 31, 2019. Your giving directly funds priority park initiatives with the greatest need–advancing our mission to sustain, enhance and envision Balboa Park.

Deadline is December 31, 2019; All new pledges are matched 1:1, all 1x gifts matched 1:1, all new Champions (monthly recurring, are matched to 12 months). Thank you.