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Business Opportunities

Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park works collaboratively with business partners that support our programs, events and mission, creating a community wide effort to protect, preserve and promote Castlewood Canyon.


  • Be a Sponsor - Our sponsorship packages contain the opportunity for visibility within the community and recognition on event collateral.

  • Be a Vendor - As a vendor, you will receive brand recognition and exposure to environmentally conscience, fitness minded members of our community, reaching to Denver, Colorado Springs and beyond.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available at the annual Dam Run and Concerts at the Park.

  • Form a Team to Fundraise - Recruit a team of your employees to participate in our annual Dam Run event. All levels of ability are welcome (even walkers)!  Register individually, or set a fundraising goal, supply your team with company clothing to promote your brand and help us cheer on the runners at a designated location along the trail.

  • Promote our Events at Your Location - Promoting a Friends of Castlewood Canyon event by displaying posters and fliers at your business shows your customers that you support and protect the natural resources in our community. We'll deliver the materials to your location - just ask!

  • Matching Gifts - Match gifts made by employees.

Interested in how your business can become a partner with Friends of Castlewood Canyon in protecting, preserving and promoting Castlewood Canyon State Park? 


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Individual Opportunities

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Your contribution, whether it be financial or volunteer time spent, will help us in our mission to protect, preserve and promote Castlewood Canyon.

  • Become a Member of Friends of Castlewood Canyon - We need your input and support! Review the benefits and become a member here:


  • Make a One-time or Monthly Donation - Donating is easy, and monthly giving is convenient and automatic. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


  • Become a Volunteer.   Enjoy the great outdoors?  Come make a difference in your community by becoming a Friends of Castlewood Canyon volunteer today.  Opportunities are diverse – volunteers greet visitors, conduct tours, participate with fundraising events, trail work, maintenance and construction, wildlife projects, and much more!  Read the Voice of the Canyon newsletters for insight on our volunteer projects.  For information on volunteering, visit

  • Participate in or Fundraise for Our Events - Attend or participate in our events as an individual, a family, a neighborhood or a team. Many of our events are free, but if you collect donations from family and friends and present them to a Friends representative at the event, we would be ever so grateful!

  • Purchase Merchandise - Did you know the Friends of Castlewood Canyon sells merchandise in the visitor center at the Park?  Buy a walking stick, a t-shirt or other apparel, a hat, stickers and more! Since we are a 100% volunteer organization, all the profits benefit the Canyon, its resources and programs.


  • Memorial or Honor Giving - A memorial or honor gift is a special tribute to the life of a friend or loved one.  It may also be a remembrance of a special event (perhaps held at Castlewood Canyon) such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday.  It may also celebrate an accomplishment such as a graduation. There is a permanent Memory Tree on display in the Castlewood Canyon visitor center to recognize these gifts.

  • Wills, Bequests & Estate Gifts - When you make a gift to the Friends of Castlewood Canyon in your estate or long-term financial plans, you help ensure the protection and  preservation of the Canyon for many years to come.  Contact your financial advisor to learn more about planned giving options that allow you to contribute to a cause you care deeply about, while also considering your current and future financial needs.

  • Employer Matching Gifts - Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Please check with your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has such a program. Include the appropriate Matching Gift Form with your donation (your donation will help twice as much).

  • Shop at King Soopers - King Soopers Community Rewards makes donating to Castlewood Canyon State Park as easy as swiping your Shopper’s card while you shop (or using your associated telephone number if you forget your card). You will give a percentage based on the shopping you do every day. Setup an on-line King Soopers account (if you do not already have one) and link your Shopper’s Card to Castlewood Canyon State Park. Then shop at King Soopers (groceries, gas, and pharmacy) and use your King Soopers Shopper’s Card! Any transactions moving forward using your Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the Castlewood Canyon State Park program, at no added cost to you. This will not effect your gas rewards.

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Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
Contributions to Friends are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park has been a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization since 1997. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you donate $100 or more, please be sure to provide contact email or address so we can send you an acknowledgement letter for your tax records.

By donating to a Friends sponsored project, you are donating to the Friends of Castlewood Canyon and to our efforts to protect, preserve and promote Castlewood Canyon State Park.  If circumstances arise that prevent a particular project from moving forward, your donation will be transferred to other projects of importance to the Park and its visitors.  At the current time, other projects on the horizon include a future educational center, visitor center renovations, additions and improvements to the interpretive experience at the Park, and environmental education initiatives.  If you are donating a sizable sum and would like to specifically restrict your donation, please contact us here.

Donations and contributions are non-refundable and will be applied to the General Fund, to be used for support of Park programs and events.  If you choose to designate your gift for a specific Park project, funds will be held for that project for at least two (2) years.  If the project is not feasible the funds will revert to the General Fund.

Information about donations and contributions is handled with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.  Friends of Castlewood Canyon will not sell or share contact information of our members or donors unless required to do so by law.  Gifts will be acknowledged, as required by law.  Unless anonymity is requested, donors may be recognized on our website (without gift details), or in our periodic newsletters. We honor any requests for anonymity in this regard.

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