A message from the Arizona State Parks Foundation Board of Directors
Recognizing Arizona’s continuing population growth and the increased demand on its
State Parks & Trails system, Arizona State Parks Foundation was established in 2004
for the specific mission of financially supporting Arizona State Parks & Trails.
Incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization and governed by a volunteer Board of
Directors, the Foundation offered park patrons, visitors, and annual donors tax-
deductible opportunities to make a difference through a variety of giving options.
Over the past 19 years the Foundation funded a significant number of projects and
programs that enhanced State Parks for people of all ages and various interests,
backgrounds, and abilities. In the last seven years alone, we have contributed over
$315,000 to and for the benefit of various State Parks and State Park programs,
including $229,000 for the development and improvement of Granite Mountain
Hotshots Memorial State Park, and $15,000 for the popular Family Campout Program.
Given the ability of Arizona State Parks and Trails (the agency) to accept
contributions directly without the need for an intermediate 501c3 entity such as the
Foundation, the Board has decided to dissolve the Foundation in late 2023 and is no
longer accepting contributions. However, your continued contributions for Arizona
State Parks & Trails are needed! You can find out more by clicking on the link below
that will take you to the Arizona State Parks & Trails website:
Thank you for your past and continued support of Arizona State Parks & Trails. We
hope to see you out enjoying Arizona’s incredible parks and trails.