Request a matching gift through your employer.

Did you know you can double your support for the Minnesota Zoo Foundation? If your employer participates in our Matching Gifts Program, you can increase your gift at no additional cost to you! Many corporations match employee donations (or the tax-deductible component of your membership) to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. And if you volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.

Matching gifts from the companies listed below provided almost $55,000 to the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in fiscal year 2023. Those gifts helped the Zoo provide world-class animal care, education programs, and guest experiences. Imagine what we could accomplish if more donors requested a matching gift from their employer!

Any matching gifts you initiate are included toward your donor benefits. For example, if you donate $600 and your company matches with a $600 donation, your total gift of $1,200 will provide you with all the benefits of being a Director’s Circle donor.

Requesting a matching gift is easy:

Step 1
Use the search tool below or contact your Human Resources department to determine your eligibility and your employer’s process.

Step 2
Complete your employer’s requirements. This usually means filling out their electronic or paper form to inform them of your gift and request the match. Some employers include an option to have your donations come directly out of your paycheck and the matching gifts processed at the same time.

Step 3
Once the Minnesota Zoo Foundation has verified receipt of your gift, your employer will initiate their match. Some employers pay out matching gifts every month, others process them anywhere from one to six times per year.

You may need the following information for your request:
EIN: 51-0147653
Address: 13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Contact info: [email protected]; 952.431.9237

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If you have any other questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 952.431.9237. Your Human Resources department can also be very helpful.

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