Santee Lakes Foundation


The Santee Lakes Foundation was established to promote the importance of outdoor recreation, conservation and environmental sustainability at Santee Lakes through charitable support in the following areas: Recreational programs, habitat restoration and maintenance, environmental education programs, and park improvements and maintenance.  

The Santee Lakes Foundation was formed in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation. It is governed by a Board of Directors, in accordance with the State approved Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.  

All donations to the Santee Lakes Foundation are tax deductible. You can choose what project or community event you would like to support by contacting us here

You can make your donation at the Santee Lakes Park Office or mail your donation to:

Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
Attn: Santee Lakes Foundation
9310 Fanita Parkway
Santee, CA 92071


Santee Lakes Foundation
P.O. Box 710657
Santee, CA 92072

Santee Lakes Foundation
Tax Id: 27-1296867


The Santee Lakes Foundation’s primary purpose is to raise funds to support projects in design and to enhance the guest experience at Santee Lakes. The Foundation is committed to promoting the importance of outdoor recreation in conjunction with habitat maintenance through educational opportunities and financial support.

The Foundation is dedicated in our mission to promote the importance of outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental sustainability at Santee Lakes through charitable support in the following areas:

  • Recreational Programs
  • Habitat Restoration and maintenance
  • Environmental education programs
  • Park improvements and maintenance

We welcome partnerships with businesses and individuals that share our vision of Santee Lakes.  We also accept donations for general support or targeted for specific programs and projects.

You can find information about our Adopt a Table Program here.

For information on upcoming, planned projects, or for specific funding inquiries, please contact

Santee Lakes Foundation’s Board of Directors:

Chair or president

Vice chair or vice president



Tax Id: 27-1296867

The Santee Lakes Foundation has funded several projects at Santee Lakes.

Here are some of the projects we have supported:

  • Bark Park in the Campground
  • Recycling Receptacles throughout the Park
  • Fishing Line Receptacles throughout the Park
  • Cement Picnic tables at Lake One
  • Storybook Island at Santee Lakes special events
  • Project Healing Waters support
  • Santee Lakes GIS Project
  • Bike Rack Project