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The Dana Point Turkey Trot continues to support local non-profit organizations and charities by donating proceeds from the race. Since its inception, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has raised over half a million dollars for nonprofit organizations. Please consider making a donation to one or both of this year's nonprofit partners during online registration checkout. 

2023 Charity Partners


The Dolphin Foundation at Dana Hills High School has been making a remarkable impact since its formation in 1995. The foundation's primary objective is to support and enhance the educational experience for all students and staff. Over the years, the foundation has successfully provided financial assistance for numerous high-priority programs and projects, including Chromebooks, Chromebook carts, a computer lab, a new gymnasium floor, lab equipment for the science and math departments, weight room equipment, technology updates, and security cameras. Currently, their fundraising efforts are focused on raising $150,000 for new library furniture. Through the incredible support of the community and dedicated fundraising initiatives, the Dolphin Foundation continues to create significant positive change, expanding the educational opportunities available to the students of Dana Hills High School.  

For nearly 40 years, Pet Project Foundation (PPF) and the San Clemente - Dana Point Animal Shelter have been united in a unique partnership to provide pro-humane care to lost and abandoned animals. With PPF providing significant financial support, as well as donating over 25,000 hours of volunteer time each year, the shelter is able to ensure that every animal in its care will have a safe refuge until a permanent, loving home can be found - no matter how long that takes.

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