About Us

Who Are We?

Arizona State Parks Foundation was established in 2004 for the specific mission of supporting Arizona State Parks & Trails agency and has contributed more than $1 million in support of programs and projects. Governed by a Board of Directors this 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers park patrons, visitors and annual donors tax-deductible opportunities to make a difference through a variety of giving options.

PURPOSEFUL GIVING

Our focus is to offer easy access, to provide charitable giving opportunities to those who want to support the efforts of improving and maintaining their state parks & trails system. Your secure online contribution is tax-deductible. Just click DONATE NOW to see the many ways you can help.

Our vision of PURPOSEFUL GIVING allows an individual, a family, a corporation to focus financial support to an organization that has a vision for the future to protect, preserve and sustain.

PURPOSEFUL GIVING is recognizing something special and wanting to preserve and protect it for the future, developing a passion and making a commitment to help.

The Foundation is aligned with the 2017-2022 Five -Year Plan in presenting four strategic pillars, optimizing system, vitality, conservation, social equity, and thriving individuals and communities. We will work with and support the agency in implementing improved programs through partnerships, human, financial, natural and cultural resources. Help to develop economic impact, more efficient operations and developing better communications.

“The beauty and diversity of ASPT are second to none in the country” said Sue Black, Executive Director, Arizona State Parks & Trails “The strength of the system is our partnerships and people. As the stewards of the parks, we are laying a path to a sustainable future.”

Our Story

Recognizing Arizona’s continuing population growth and the increased demand on its State Parks & Trails system, the foundation exists and is authorized as a private, nonprofit organization to build wide-ranging support for Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Arizona State Parks Foundation has helped fund a significant number of projects and programs that provide enhanced State Parks experiences for people of all ages and various interests, backgrounds and abilities. The Foundation is expanding its role in concert with the State Parks & Trails agency to develop strategies for raising operating revenues, park & trails maintenance, expanding special events and cultivating a network of PARKS PEOPLE supporters across the state. We are the nonprofit organization committed to protecting and improving all of Arizona’s State Parks through advocacy, educational programs, project funding, and building a network of park supporters.