Program Donations

Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad relies on charitable contributions for our programs to preserve, improve and interpret the historical and contemporary aspects of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad. Donations support our educational programs and restoration projects. Our 2024 projects include Blueprint Preservation, Motorcar Restoration, and the Historic Railroad Corridor. Please click on the donate button below and select the project that you'd like to support. Donations to the General Fund to be used at the discretion of Friends is always appreciated.

Scholarship Fund

An annual scholarship of $1000 is awarded based on merit to a qualifying student pursuing a degree or technical training in the Industrial Arts with a career goal in the rail industry. For more information about this program, see the Betty Himoto Memorial Scholarship Fund page.