Support CPF


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In this time of giving, CPF is asking our donors and supporters for any help with ensuring we can support student scholarships this year and into the future. In 2020, CPF awarded over $70,000 worth of scholarships to 44 recipients.

Our goal was to raise at least $20,000 in 2020 – and with the help of donations from supporters statewide, we have met this goal! 

We are now fundraising for the 2021-2022 scholarships. 




The following are ways to donate to CPF:

By Check
If you want to send money directly to CPF, please mail a check made out to “California Planning Foundation” to:

Lisa Wise, AICP
CPF Treasurer
983 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Direct Donations via Paypal

General CPF
Black Voices in
Stanley Ray
CPF Diversity

For additional information on these scholarships, see below:

Make a General Donation to CPF

We welcome any and all support for student scholarships at the following levels::

  • Endowed Scholarship Creator: $20,000 minimum (this is intended to create sustainable income sources for existing scholarships)
  • Sustaining Level Sponsor: $5,000 minimum (donation is awarded over the next 5-years)
  • Platinum Level Sponsor: $2,000 minimum
  • Gold Level Sponsor: $1,000 minimum
  • Silver Level Sponsor: $500-$999
  • Friend of CPF: $300 – $499
  • CPF Supporter: Up to $299 (no donation is too small, or too large!)

Black Voices in Planning at UCSD

Dr. Isaac Martin established the Black Voices in Planning at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Scholarship Fund with CPF in 2020 to provide resources for a new scholarship to UCSD students in financial need and as a means to further enhance CPF’s ongoing efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the planning profession. The criteria for qualification for this scholarship includes: 

  • The student is currently enrolled at UCSD, and is entering their final year of an eligible undergraduate or graduate degree program; 
  • The student’s major is one of the majors administered by the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at UCSD; 
  • The student identifies as Black or African American; and 
  • Like all CPF Scholarship recipients, the student has demonstrated academic excellence, financial need, and a commitment to serve the planning profession in California after graduation.

Stanley Ray Hoffman Scholarship

Stan_HoffmanThe loss of Stan Hoffman in 2019 hit the planning profession hard.  His contribution over his 35 year career was immeasurable, leaving behind a legacy of prolific work in planning and urban economics. As the principal founder of Stanley R. Hoffman Associates in 1981, his firm specialized in preparing fiscal, economic impact, and market feasibility studies for major residential, office and commercial projects. Through his work Stan helped shape and inform policy-making by cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and other public agencies throughout California.

In addition to his professional practice, Stan contributed to the growth and development of students and planners through his mentorship at UCLA to many faculty and students. Stan was one of the original members of the California Planning Roundtable (CPR), served as the president of the Planners Emeritus Network (PEN), and previously served as the President and Treasurer of the California Planning Foundation (CPF), as he understood how important giving back to the profession was. 

CPF Diversity Scholarship

CPF has created a second Diversity Scholarship to enhance our ongoing efforts to foster diversity and inclusion in the planning profession. This scholarship focuses on the next generation of underrepresented planners to reach their potential through higher education and keeps with the APA’s Diversity and Inclusion Vision, Mission and Strategy and AICP’s Code of Ethics.  The criteria for qualification for this scholarship includes:

  • Minority race
  • Minority ethnicity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Tribal affiliation
  • First in family to attend college (first-generation student)
  • And like all CPF scholarships, financial need and academic excellence.