Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
— Margaret Mead

Planned Giving

We would like to present opportunities for you to make a momentous contribution. The excitement is building as we embark on the Master Plan expansion. We look at this as having nine acres of opportunities for your family to permanently set their roots in this new area of the Garden. Your contribution will make a meaningful impact on the young people, seniors and others who visit. Think of your family name as being listed as a sponsor of the beautiful 300 foot waterfall or the authentic Japanese Teahouse. You are welcome to look at the plans and see if there is a special project of the Garden for which you would like to be involved. Just like the Asakawa family pictured above, your family name will live in the history of the Garden and Balboa Park. You will be remembered for generations to come.

Personal and Corporate Contributions

The Garden is a self-supporting not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create an outstanding Japanese-style Garden with educational programs that will provide understanding of Japanese culture among people of diverse ethnic backgrounds and cultures. Contributions and volunteers dedicated to the maintenance of the Garden make its growth possible. Every donor is recognized and appreciated. Contributions to help support the Japanese Friendship Garden’s growth and educational programs are welcome. Through a contribution or sponsorship, your name will be placed on the Donor’s Board displayed at the Garden. Also personal memorials and tributes can be displayed on the Donor’s Board. A plant or a tree named after the special individual can be recorded in the book of the Memorial Tree program.

Contributions are as follows:

Supporters: From $2,000

Donors: From $5,000

Patrons: From $25,000

Benefactors: From $100,000

If you would like to make a contribution to the Garden, please contact 619-232-2721 for an appointment.

Banner Photo Credit: Yasuhiro Fujiki