Because Oakland Zoo is a non-profit, we rely on your donations to provide year-round financial support to ensure the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo as well as education and outreach, conservation and animal welfare programs.
When you make a donation of $1,000 or greater you will automatically be enrolled in our Friends of the Wild membership program. Remember, every donation, whether big or small, makes a huge difference here at your Zoo.
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If you would like to request a donation for your organization, please fill out and submit our online form. Please be aware your organization must be within a 30 mile radius of the Zoo. Requests may take up to four weeks to process. Email and phone calls are not accepted.
Contributions to Oakland Zoo's “Friends of the Wild” Annual Fund provides year-round ongoing financial support to ensure the health and well-being of all the animals at the Zoo as well as education and outreach, conservation and animal welfare programs. Please consider joining the Zoo's Friends of the Wild , and begin enjoying those benefits immediately.
Call (510)632-9525 ext. 154 or
Print and complete our donation form and mail with your check to:
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605
Learn how you can help by becoming a volunteer at the Zoo.
Oakland Zoo supports the Donor Bill of Rights. To download a copy of the Donor Bill of Rights, click here.
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