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Leo Carrillo Ranch Trust Fund

Help restore this historic site for visitors to enjoy for generations to come. 

Monetary contributions

Cash donations are isolated from other city funds and are required by ordinance to be spent for purposes relating to the development, operation and maintenance of Leo Carrillo Ranch.

Opportunities include:

For more information, contact 760-476-1042.

Donations of items and memorabilia

An ongoing objective is to locate and acquire furnishings, artifacts and memorabilia of Leo Carrillo and his family that were once in place at the ranch.  These are now widely scattered, mostly within California, because of prior estate sales and other meads of disposition properly within the heirs' discretion.  Many items may already be lost forever and time is now very much of the essence.

Accepted material goods, appropriately authenticated, will be stored by the city is a safe ans secure place until it becomes possible to put them on proper display at the ranch.  Unauthenticated items may also be accepted upon review by the Parks & Recreation Commission or City Council.  These would serve to augment original Carrillo family possessions. 

Material gifts known, claimed or believed to be previously owned by the Carrillo family and/or once reposed at the ranch site should be accompanied by suitable documentation, if possible. Such evidence will weigh heavily in the decision to accept or decline a gift. 

The city will provide confirmation that a gift has been received and accepted.  However, the city cannot furnish or arrange for appraisals.

For more information, contact 760-476-1042.


Contact Information

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92009

General Information

Contributions to the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department are considered charitable donations.  The Internal Revenue Service considers the City of Carlsbad to be a qualified charitable organization under IRS Code Section 170(c)(1).  Contributions made to the City of Carlsbad would be used exclusively for public purposes, are a qualified charitable donation and can be deducted as such.  The city does not offer tax advice and makes no representations as to the deductibility of any gift.  Please consult a tax professional.