Desert Recreation Foundation


Desert Recreation Foundation

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Desert Recreation Foundation – Board of Directors

Desert Recreation Foundation works behind the scenes to ensure that all residents in the Coachella Valley have access to quality recreational resources, facilities, parks, and programs that serve today’s needs and those for generations to come.

Operating as an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, The Desert Recreation Foundation:

  • Generate funds through individual gifts, business and corporate, and grants
  • Leads the fundraising efforts to support Desert Recreation Scholarship Fund, which provide financial assistance to families and individuals in the community who may otherwise be unable to participate in recreational activities
  • Assists with the purchase of new park lands through fundraising, donations, legacy gifts and endowments
  • Purchases equipment and other items for the District’s parks and facilities

Our Mission

Our mission is to enrich and preserve the quality of life for residents. We do this by raising funds and garnering support to purchase, develop, enhance, preserve, promote and expand the Coachella Valley’s recreational activities, programs, parks, properties, and facilities.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to establish a permanent charitable endowment that will provide sustainable, self-perpetuating resources, primarily for Desert Recreation District’s park and recreation system. As the Foundation expands upon its strategic plan, we will strive to remain a valued and effective community resource, through leadership in capital planning to help fund new infrastructures, the purchase and development of land for new parks and creating new programs that serve the changing needs of residents.

Donate Now

Thank you for considering a financial gift to help support Desert Recreation Foundation. Your generosity will help us ensure that all residents in the Coachella Valley have barrier-free access to quality recreational resources, facilities, parks, and programs.

Sample Donation Amounts and What They May Cover

  • $30 covers the fee for the 8-week session in our LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program
  • $50 covers several days of camp for kids during Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall school breaks
  • $100 covers the fee for a special needs individual to attend a full snow day program in Big Bear

How You Can Help

Do you have a special area of philanthropic interest? Perhaps it comes from a childhood experience, such as Gymnastics, Cycling or Equestrian riding. Or you may want to support disadvantaged children in need of safe, after school programs. You can even serve as a benefactor for a new DRD park or facility.

There are a number of ways you can provide financial support through The Desert Recreation Foundation: