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 Our Recent Rescues


Oakland Zoo and accredited sanctuaries coordinated a 4,000 mile rescue to bring four big cats to safe havens. Two now have forever homes at Oakland Zoo.

Other Ways to Give

Personalize your giving by leveraging an employee matching/giving program or by making a gift in honor or in memory of a special person. Oakland Zoo also accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds (DAF) and other investment vehicles. Please use our legal name, Conservation Society of California, tax ID 94-1687847, and our PO Box mailing address to initiate a gift from a DAF or to find us in your employee giving platform. If giving through a DAF, please ask that they disclose your contact information so that we may properly acknowledge you and fulfill nontangible benefits associated with your donation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to work out the details using the info below.

Donate by Mail

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

Donate by Phone

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

Stock & Wire Transfers

Contact Kristin Heller,
Vice President of Development
(510) 746-7188
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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.