Animals Are Our Life

We are committed to providing world-class animal care, advocating for animal wellbeing, saving wildlife, and empowering champions for the natural world. 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


Give $1,000 or more annually and join a circle of philanthropists who drive significant impact for the animals and communities we serve. Friends receive the most generous benefits the Zoo offers, including transferable daytime admission with no advance reservations required.
Give Youth Access to Education


Your support allows us to provide scholarships to youth programs like ZooCamp so that all kids have the chance to learn and connect with the natural world. A gift today will empower a new generation of conservationists.

Other Ways to Give


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

Stocks and Cryptocurrency

Write us at 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 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.