Make a Difference and MPWR Our Community

Whether it’s a one-time donation or a recurring monthly gift, your contribution makes our work possible.

Please check out our Projects page from the web site menu or click here to see the list of projects we hope to fund with your generous donations.

Why support Monrovia parks and open space?

A number of organizations and nonprofits have documented the overall health and wellness benefits provided by parks, open space, and trails. The Trust for Public Land published a report in 2005 called The Benefits of Parks: Why America Needs More City Parks and Open Space. This report makes the following observations about the health, economic, environmental and social benefits of parks and open space:

  • Physical activity makes people healthier.
  • Physical activity increases with access to parks.
  • Contact with the natural world improves physical and physiological health.
  • Value is added to community and economic development sustainability.
  • Trees are effective in improving air quality and assisting with stormwater control.
  • Recreational opportunities for all ages are provided.

Get Great MPWR Swag as a Thank You for Your Donation! *

* item based on donation amount. See donation amounts below

Ways to Give

You can donate quickly and easily to MPWR using our online form on the right. Become an MPWR Constant Companion by selecting a monthly or quarterly donation from our Donate Now options on the right. However you give, your generosity will ensure we have the resources to make our parks and programs the best they can be for all Monrovians.

What Your Monthly Gift Makes Possible
Your gifts will be used to fund important programs and services such as:

  • Upkeep of our beautiful parks
  • Providing education programs to school aged children
  • Providing recreation to members of the community
  • Supporting our seniors with food and activities

How it works
Monthly giving is the best way to make a meaningful difference. Your recurring gift will be conveniently and automatically deducted from your credit or debit card each month and put to work immediately for our programs.  Change the amount, date or payment method donation whenever you would like or cancel at any time.

For more information or assistance with your current gift, please contact us at:

Do you participate in your workplace giving campaign?

Each year employees choose to direct a portion of their paycheck to us through workplace giving.  Via monthly payroll deductions, it’s easy to make a tremendous impact.

Your Company Campaign
During a workplace giving campaign, companies provide an opportunity for employees to donate to causes important to them.  Find out what opportunities you have to contribute to Monrovia Parks, Wilderness, and Recreation Foundation by contacting your campaign coordinator.

Matching Gifts
Did you know that many employers sponsor matching gift programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees?  Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and spouses.  By enrolling in your company’s gift program, your gift could be doubled and go that much further.

  • Submit a matching gift verification through your company on-line portal for Monrovia Parks Wilderness and Recreation Foundation or by our 403(c) EIN: 95-4839197
  • Note: Our foundation’s name has recently changed and may still show as “Monrovia Wilderness Preserve Foundation Inc”. Don’t worry – that’s still us!
  • Obtain a matching gift verification from from your human resources department.  Please email or mail your completed form and a copy of your donation receipt to:


Consider donating using Amazon Smile, a program  where 0.5% of your qualified Amazon purchases will be donated to MPWR at no additional cost to you!

  • Sign up for Amazon Smile from this site using your standard Amazon login:
  • Already enrolled in Amazon Smile? Click here to see your activity page where you can change your designated charity

You can mail your check made out to  to Monrovia Parks Wilderness and Recreation Foundation and send to:

  • Monrovia Parks Wilderness and Recreation Foundation
  • 117 W. Palm Ave
  • Monrovia, CA 91016

Donations to MPWR can be tax deductible. Please speak to your tax professional. Our 5013(c) EIN is 95-4839197

Ways to Volunteer

  • MPWR accepts volunteers to help with our fundraising efforts. Contact us to learn more.
  • Want to volunteer at one of our city parks? Visit the City of Monrovia volunteer page.
  • If you would like to make a difference to MPWR and our community, we would like to hear from you. To continue the growth of the new Monrovia Parks, Wilderness and Recreation Foundation we are looking for potential new board members to help shape and guide the Foundation over the next few years. Learn more
Volunteer with MPWR