Monthly Giving

Thank you for considering a monthly donation to Oakland Zoo. Any amount you choose to donate is greatly appreciated—every dollar makes a difference!

Donation InstructionsDonate Now

Turn Your Monthly Donation into a Friends of the Wild Membership

If you contribute $83 or more per month, with a commitment of twelve months, you're automatically enrolled in Friends of the Wild—a membership program that features an array of exciting benefits, including free annual admission for four adults and four children that's transferable to friends and family. If you have questions about the Friends of the Wild program, please reach out to Justin Clark at

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How to Donate Monthly

When you click Donate Now, the Oakland Zoo Monthly Giving page opens (see example below). To get started, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Enter the amount you would like to donate every month.

  2. Click the checkbox beside Make this a monthly donation. Your credit card will be charged now, and monthly thereafter, for the amount you specify.

  3. Click the button for the payment method you prefer—either Donate with PayPal or Donate with a Debit or Credit Card.

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