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There are the multiple ways you can have a positive impact. Gifts to the Friends of the James River Park can be made in a variety of forms, including cash and securities. All gifts and bequests are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.


Here’s how you can help:

Make a Donation »

Make a tax deductible donation to the Friends of the James River Park. All donations support the improvement, expansion, and access, and programs for the James River Park system.

Invasive Plant Task Force »

Foster a thriving park ecosystem with your support for invasive plant management and restoration of native plant communities. 

Living Memorial Giving Fund »

Honor a legacy or mark an occasion by giving a gift of native plants — a living gift that will flourish within the Park for generations! 

James River Park License Plate »

Dress your ride with a JRPS license plate!. Proceeds from plate purchases go to support the General Fund.


Volunteer »

Volunteers play a vital role in the life of the JRPS. From invasive species removal to planting natives, from picking up litter and getting rid of graffiti to maintaining our Facebook page, we count on volunteers to get the job done.

Additional Ways to Support the Park

Workplace Giving

Joining a workplace giving campaign will enhance your involvement in Park protection and provide the critical funding to protect our natural resource. Many companies also match their employees’ contributions. Talk to your Human Resources Department about getting involved. Commonwealth of Virginia employees can join the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Our number is 07877

Amazon Smile

When you shop at AmazonSmile, and choose Friends of the James River Park as your supported charity, a portion of the proceeds on every eligible purchase goes to support our work. Way to make shopping fun! Select us on »

Donation questions?

If you have any questions about giving opportunities, please email us at [email protected]

A financial statement is available upon written request from:

Office of Consumer Affairs, Commonwealth of Virginia
PO Box 1163
Richmond VA 23218

Why We Support the James River Park

The Friends of the James River Park was established by a dedicated group of citizens in 1999 as an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization that works in partnership with the Park staff to promote, conserve and support the Park. The Friends encourages public participation in support of this regional treasure by raising funds for programs, maintenance, and restoration projects. We also advocate to increase awareness and civil support for the Park.

Meeting the needs of the James River Park goes beyond the abilities of individual volunteers. Non-profit groups such as the Friends of the James River Park work on behalf of all visitors to keep the Park scenic and special. In turn, FOJRP relies on donations from Park lovers to make educational and enrichment activities available, to supplement park budgets, to fund improvements and general maintenance, and to protect the JRPS for future generations.

Your financial gifts are key to our ongoing work to support this chronically underfunded and understaffed park.

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