The mission of Anza-Borrego Foundation is to protect and preserve the natural landscapes, wildlife habitat and cultural heritage of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and its surrounding region for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.
Anza-Borrego Foundation is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. We exist to ensure that individuals, corporations and governments value our desert for all of its unique characteristics. That’s why we don’t just advocate for and protect land, we approach conservation as a strategic process that leads to a greater understanding of and appreciation for California’s dwindling wilderness. Our programs for land conservation, adult and youth education and research are interdependent and the root of our success. We see Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and this region not just as a vast wild landscape for recreation and inspiration, but as a living laboratory and classroom as well.
Furthermore, ABF is the Cooperating Association for the Park, which means we raise funds to supplement a tight state park budget. ABF manages the interpretive sales at the Visitor Center and State Park Store so that all proceeds stay local and help the Park where it needs it most.
For 53 years, we have worked alongside Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to ensure a sustainable desert. We protect the futures of more than 1,500 species of plants and animals as well as the wilderness experience for more than one million visitors who enjoy the Park each year.