The California Garden Project, formally known as The California Central Valley Horticultural  Foundation(CCVHF), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in September 1997 to sponsor  the development,design, construction and operation of The California Garden.

The organization is charged with developing a broad base of support for The California Garden.  A diverse range of skills is required for The Garden to be a success and a combination of  administrative and organizational skills are needed to form a cohesive working group.