Wildlife is Our Life

We are committed to providing world-class animal care, advocating for animal welfare, saving wildlife and wild places, and inspiring and educating our community's youth. Donor support fuels our mission each day, locally and globally—join us in taking action for wildlife.

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Join Friends of the Wild


Join our closest circle of supporters by donating $1,000 or more annually and receive the most generous benefits the Zoo offers, including transferable admission benefits with no advance reservations required.
Support Oakland Zoo with Wildlife Rescue


Your support allows our teams to spring into action when wildlife need rescuing. Our state-of-the-art veterinary hospital routinely cares for injured and orphaned wildlife, but this requires tremendous resources. A gift today ensures that we can continue Taking Action for Wildlife.

Thank you to all who made Walk in the Wild 2023 a success!

Other Ways to Give


Please mail your check or money order to the address provided below.

Stocks and Cryptocurrency

Write us at stocks@oaklandzoo.org with your name and details about the assets you plan to donate so we can connect you with our broker.

A gift of appreciated securities can provide significant benefits, including a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock and avoidance of capital gains taxes that would normally be due upon sale.

Donor Advised Funds

Please make the gift to our legal name, Conservation Society of California, and ask the fund to disclose your contact information so that we may properly acknowledge you.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s) are giving vehicles that offer immediate tax benefits and allow you to support charities like Oakland Zoo on your own schedule through grant recommendations. They can be funded with cash and non-cash assets including stocks and cryptocurrency.

Workplace Giving

Employee giving programs are an easy way to make your Oakland Zoo support go even further. Use our legal name, Conservation Society of California, in your employee giving platform.

Wire Transfers

Please write us at impact@oaklandzoo.org and we’ll respond with wiring details.

For assistance or inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Development team.


Oakland Zoo
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605


(510) 632-9525 x154
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Please use our legal name,
Conservation Society of California,
when donating through 3rd parties such as DAFs and employee matching programs.

We Value Your Privacy

Please know we do not rent, sell, trade, or share our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Oakland Zoo, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

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