Love your Parks. Give a gift that lasts a lifetime!
Investing in Parks and Recreation makes a lasting impact on the quality of life for the Tehachapi Community.
Who We Are
The Tehachapi Parks Foundation was established in 2014. It is an independent, volunteer and charitable organization, charged with the mission to improve the quality of life for all Tehachapi residents by supporting Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District in its efforts to create safe, sustainable, and successful parks and recreation programs.
What We Do
Every donation to the Foundation supports the efforts of Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District and ultimately adds to the beauty, desirability and image of your community.
The Tehachapi Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization created in 2014 to help support the mission of the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District for items that are not financed by tax dollars. These items include, but are not limited to funding for a new restroom at West Park, a new floor at Aspen Builders Inc. Activity Center, a new playground at Central Park and concrete skate park features at Ollie.
Why does TPF exist?
- To add value to supporters’ contributions
- To support TVRPD financially
- To create safe places for our kids
- To create a better quality of life through recreation
- To raise funds (including grant funds) for TVRPD projects and programs
- To bring people to Tehachapi
- Support environmental sustainability
Where Can You GiveContributions are tax-deductible under state and federal guidelines
Other Ways to Give:
- Cash donations
- Memorials and Endowments (to honor or remember friends, family or special events)
- Wills and Living Trusts
- Land Trusts
- Life-Income Gifts
- Parks Wish List
- Shop on AmazonSmile
Tehachapi Parks Foundation Board of Directors
Chris Kirk, Chairperson
Ryan Rush, Vice Chairperson
Michelle Vance, Treasurer/CFO
Michelle Vance, CEO
Carrie Champlin, Clerk of the Board
Craig Janssen, Director
Laurel Janssen, Director
Kaleb Judy, Director
Paulette Rush, Director
Jack Skow, Director
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Once you’ve selected us as your designated charity, AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
If you would like more information on the Tehachapi Parks Foundation, our current and future projects, improvements or how to support the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District in general, contact us at , use our Contact form, or call 661-822-3228.