Share your passion for the natural world in your community and beyond. Our donors invest in the Oakland Zoo because they know that it is an important resource for our Bay Area communities. Your gifts benefit the Zoo by providing ongoing financial support that ensures the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provides for education and outreach, conservation, and animal welfare programs. We invite you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with our philanthropic programs.
Walk in the Wild brings together some of the Bay Area's finest bakeries, breweries, caterers, restaurants, and wineries for the Oakland Zoo's largest annual fundraiser. Guests of this unique event will stroll through the Zoo and enjoy delicious cuisine, libations, fabulous entertainment, and dancing under the stars. Online registration is now open for 2013 Walk in the Wild. The event is on Saturday, June 22nd.
Contributions to the Oakland Zoo's Annual Fund provide year-round ongoing financial support to ensure the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo and provide for education and outreach, conservation, and animal welfare programs. Please consider making a gift now to the Zoo's Friends of the Wild Fund, and add your name to the list of friends and families that we count as our closest partners.
The Oakland Zoo's Friends of the Wild Zoologists are donors whose contributions to the Annual Fund total $1,000 or more in a calendar year. As a donor to the Zoo's Friends of the Wild at the Zoologist level, you will have access to a variety of benefits available only to our close supporters.
Making a gift 'in honor of' or 'in memory of' allows you to recognize loved ones on special occasions or express condolences by honoring the memory of a friend or relative. The Oakland Zoo will send notification to the specified party letting them know of your donation (gift amount not disclosed), and we will send you a tax receipt for your files.
You can support the long-term needs and goals of protecting our animals. Make a difference for years to come by remembering the Zoo in your will or trust.
Donors to the Oakland Zoo's Commemorative Bench Program join a community of individuals who help provide comfortable gathering places in the extraordinary setting of our park and zoo, and support our programs and exhibits.
Want to celebrate a loved one, special occasion, promote your business, or show your own affection for the Zoo in a unique way? Our Outback Express Adventure Train Plaques may be the answer.
Vehicle donations are a hassle-free and easy way to give a tax-deductible contribution to the Oakland Zoo. Proceeds from the sale of your unwanted car, truck, or RV go directly towards the Zoo's mission of conservation and education.
Other ways you can support the Zoo's mission.
Make a Gift to the Zoo
Walk In The Wild
Support Our Annual Fund
Join Our Friends of the Wild
Memorial & Celebration Gifts
Leave Your Legacy
Other Giving Opportunities
Donor Bill of Rights
Adopt an Animal
Sponsor the Zoo