Friends of Santa Fe Trail

A nonprofit organization

$6,775 raised by 75 donors

50% complete

$13,500 Goal

Through donations, sponsorships and volunteers, The Friends organization oversees the maintenance and beautification of the trail, including native landscaping, trail maps, bike racks, benches, water fountains, waste baskets, and public art. We work with the many communities around and impacted by the Santa Fe Trail to discover how the community uses the trail and what changes they would most like to see. Working with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the Park Board, Public Works and other entities, we ensure that community ambitions become reality. In early 2023, FOSFT partnered with the Dallas Park and Recreation Department to fulfill our Santa Fe Shade campaign by planting 50 new trees along the trail!

Our Needs

Friends of Santa Fe Trail is excited to have received full adoption of our Master Plan by the City of Dallas! This plan includes many more amenities and larger scale beautification projects along the entire trail. In 2022, we set our sights higher than ever with an annual fundraising goal of $75,000. Thanks to individual donors and our amazing corporate sponsors, we blew that out of the water by raising over $78,000!!! But our work is not done. We have an opportunity to take advantage of match funds, already approved by the City of Dallas, at nearly $100,000. North Texas Giving Day is your opportunity, in 2023, to help sizably fill that $20,000 gap! We graciously ask for your help with these fundraising efforts, because $100,000 in the bank for FOSFT means a total of $200,000 for the trail! Visit to learn more about our master plan.


The Friends of Santa Fe Trail is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for capital improvements, programs and operations related to the Santa Fe Trail, as well as generally supporting and enhancing the trail. The group is committed to preserving the culture of the communities it connects and providing a safe, inviting experience for all users.

Equity Statement

Friends of Santa Fe Trail

Racial Equity Statement

Friends of Santa Fe Trail stands for racial equity and against systemic racism. In seeing recent acts of violence, aggression, discrimination, and racism against minority and marginalized communities, Friends of Santa Fe Trail feels it is important to be unequivocal in our position that these acts and behaviors have no place in our country, in our community or on our trail. Making a statement is important, and, as a community organization, we want to ensure that our work represents our values.

As such, we are committed to actions that encourage equitable access and enjoyment of the Santa Fe Trail for all users and neighbors, diversity on our board and in our committees, and steadfast opposition to any racist or discriminatory acts or behaviors encountered on the trail, in our board or with our partners.

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of Santa Fe Trail

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Community Improvement

Operating Budget

Less than $100,000

Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


7324 Gaston Ave #124-179
Dallas, TX 75214