Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is a 501(c)3 organization and we rely on donations from generous patrons like you to:

  • Continue to serve as the #1 ranked dinosaur tracksite in the country
  • Enhance educational opportunities with emphasis on new audiences
  • Increase visibility of Dinosaur Ridge
  • Plan for the expansion and protection of Dinosaur Ridge to accommodate projected growth

Explore our Fundraising efforts below or click here for ways to donate.

Ways to Donate

Your tax-deductible donation can be made a variety of ways:

  1. Donate easily and securely online. We have two options:
    1. Dinosaur Ridge secure online donation source.
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    2. Community First Foundation: Working through the Community First Foundation, donating online is easy! Click here and start the simple payment process. You can select how you want your money directed!
    3. Mail a check to Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465. Please indicate in the memo line which Project or Campaign you would like your funds applied to, or leave your donation unrestricted.

Current Projects

Below is a list of current projects and fundraising campaigns. Click a title to expand the details of the project.

  • Crocodile Creek Stairway

    In the next few years, we will begin construction on our long-anticipated tracksite cover to preserve the 300+ tracks at the main tracksite. During construction of the cover, we will be forced to temporarily close the main tracksite. For a brief period, these tracks will be inaccessible to visitors like you, who love to place their hands in the footprints of the past.

    You, and our 200,000 annual visitors, need an alternate location to view dinosaur tracks and trace fossils while we work to protect the tracks at the main tracksite that were made more than 100 million years ago, when Denver’s mountainous area was the coast of an ancient seaway.

    With support from members, donors, and dinosaur (or crocodile) lovers everywhere, we are breaking ground this fall on the construction of a modest stairway and platform for visitors to safely access additional dinosaur and crocodile tracks just north of FoDR’s main tracksite.

    Please click your preferred method to donate to the Crocodile Creek fundraising campaign.


  • Bus Campaign

    Last year we had 35,000 people take our tour buses at Dinosaur Ridge.  People have so much to learn from our knowledgeable bus drivers about our fossil sites and dinosaur tracks. We have 45-minute tours where people can see and touch the fossils and tracks and visit the #1 ranked dinosaur track site. But we don’t have enough buses! Please consider donating to this worthy cause so that our visitors can continue to learn about the rich paleontological and geological history at Dinosaur Ridge.

    Please click your preferred method to donate to the New Bus fundraising campaign.



  • Annual Giving

    Join other Friends of Dinosaur Ridge supporters who share your vision and philanthropic commitment, and deepen your appreciation for the preservation of and education about our paleontological and geological treasures. Make a gift to the Annual Fund and provide unrestricted support to Friends of Dinosaur Ridge. Your support allows us to advance our mission and broaden our reach worldwide.

    Annual Fund donors are among Friends of Dinosaur Ridge’s most dedicated and important contributors. Won’t you join this group today?


  • Endowment

    A permanent endowment is an invested pool of money that provides a reliable source of income in perpetuity. Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is currently building its General Endowment Fund to ensure the longterm future financial health of the organization. You can contribute to our General Endowment Fund by making an outright gift, through a pledge payable over a number of years, or through a planned gift.

    Won’t you consider making a gift that keeps giving for years?



Planned Giving

Please help Friends of Dinosaur Ridge prepare for the future by making a planned gift or bequest. Planned gifts – annuities, charitable trusts, real estate, life insurance, or naming of the Friends of Dinosaur Ridge in your will – all assist the site in achieving our long-term financial goals.

Please call Robin Morris (720) 930-1511) to discuss your planned giving today.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Please call Robin Morris (720) 930-1511) to coordinate your matching gift.

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