Join Balanced Rock’s ongoing commitment to finish renovating the El Portal Community Hall!

First, the National Park Service remodeled the kitchen and the bathrooms, then with your help, we installed an amazing new floor (THANKS!). Now, we are on track to do the rest of the interior: walls, ceiling, windows, paint, electrical and lighting! 

We can finish this $150K+ project by July! For Phase 3, Balanced Rock is currently funding all the labor and materials for the wiring, walls and ceiling including: insulation, board & batten, drywall and paint – $36,372 gift. We are asking you to partner with us to cover the costs of the doors, windows and lights. 

This phase starts in May! Please donate and invite all friends, families, community members, extended community members, seasonals, party-goers and yoga enthusiasts to help us out. Also come out for our Super Sal’s Night on Thursday, June 7th, a fundraiser in partnership with the Yosemite Employee Association – YEA! 


New Windows & Trim $9370  |  Refinish the Doors $1800  |  Lighting $5075 

Any amount is appreciated! Spread the word! 


Balanced Rock Foundation  |  PO Box 102  |  El Portal, CA 95318 

When you support Balanced Rock, you are helping to provide wellness and empowerment opportunities for numerous communities including low-income, underserved, and local Yosemite populations. We can always use a little help from our friends!

So many ways to get involved…

Financial | Time | Expertise | In-Kind

Financial Contribution

At Balanced Rock our aim is to provide programs that are accessible to all who are in need and interested. Our approach includes setting our tuitions at a level below the actual cost of running programs and offering scholarships to those in need of further assistance. We are only able to follow this practice by careful budgeting and the generosity of our donors.

Every bit helps. Since we are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization, your donation is tax deductible. Help Balanced Rock make a difference in people’s lives today!

Donate with a Credit Card

Checks payable to:
Balanced Rock Foundation
PO Box 102
El Portal, CA 95318

You can also easily contribute to Balanced Rock when making purchases online! If you log in to Amazon here, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases on Amazon will be donated to the Balanced Rock Foundation.

Time Contribution

We value your time, and Balanced Rock has an awesome part time staff that would love to hang out with you! We often have fun opportunities for volunteers and your time contribution goes a long way in a small and dedicated organization.

Possibilities include:

  • Join us in tabling at an outreach event
  • Join us at a volunteer adopt-a-highway day
  • Host or organize a fundraiser
  • Volunteer on a project
  • Teach at El Portal Community Yoga (some experience required)
  • Support a Balanced Rock Program in the field (some experience required)

Expertise Contribution

If you have a particular area of expertise you want to share and think could benefit Balanced Rock let us know! We are so grateful for previous contributions that include pro bono legal work, website and graphic design, social media marketing, yoga instruction, and therapeutic bodywork.

In-Kind Contribution

Simplify your life…give us your re-usable stuff. Previous contributions include usable computers, yoga mats, tents, cookware, and clothing.

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” ~Kahlil Gibran