Other Giving Opportunities

Other Giving Opportunities

Monthy Giving Program

Join the Oakland Zoo’s Monthly Giving Program, and support the Zoo on an ongoing basis by designating a set donation to be deducted from your credit card each month. This program is the "greenest" way to donate, by eliminating checks and reducing administrative costs - so your donation goes even further in supporting our animals. Even a small amount every month can add up in a big way for the Zoo!

  • It's convenient, efficient and 100% tax deductible.
  • You'll receive special updates about the Zoo through our Zoo E-Newsletter.
  • You'll receive a summary of your monthly donations at the end of the calendar year.

Sign Up for eScrip

Your purchases at local merchants like Chevron, Safeway, and a host of other businesses can support programs at the Oakland Zoo. The number of merchants that participate in the eScrip program is growing daily. All you have to do is pre-register with eScrip, and each time you use your debit, Visa or Mastercard a percentage of your purchase goes to the Oakland Zoo. To register, go to www.eScrip.com. Our account number is 3347332.

Donate 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 new Outback Express Adventure Train Plaques may be the answer. Placed on the front or back seat of the train, these plaques offer unique and lasting recognition. Your gift will 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.

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.

Through the Commemorative Bench Program, donors may dedicate a bench in specific or existing locations for the anticipated life of a bench, estimated to be ten to fifteen years. The minimum contribution for each bench dedication is $5,000, which includes a bench and an engraved plaque.

Commemorative Benches are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each bench will have a plaque with an inscription commemorating or honoring a person or event of the donor's choosing. The Oakland Zoo will approve final wording of the plaque.

Commemorative Bench contributions are tax-deductible and help support the exhibits, education, and conservation programs of the Oakland Zoo.

For questions or for more information, please call Matt Rasmussen, Development Services, at 510-632-9525 x154 or email mrasmussen@oaklandzoo.org.


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