Make a Gift to the Zoo

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

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. The next Walk in the Wild will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

Support the Friends of the Wild Fund

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.

Join Our Friends of the Wild as a Zoologist

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.

Memorial and Celebration Gifts

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.

Leave Your Legacy

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.

Commemorative Bench Program

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.

Train Plaques

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

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 Giving Opportunities

Other ways you can support the Zoo's mission.

Donor Bill of Rights

The Oakland Zoo supports the Donor Bill of Rights. To download a copy of the Donor Bill of Rights, Click Here.


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

Commemorative Bench

Vehicle Donation

Other Giving Opportunities

Donor Bill of Rights

Adopt an Animal

Animal Enrichment

Volunteer Opportunities

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