Why make a donation?
The Zoo is changing lives—both animal and human—every day. At the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, we’re working hard to ensure our animals and keepers have the resources they need to make amazing possible. But, we can’t do it without your help. Please join us with your gift today! Contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at [email protected] or 952.431.9237 with any questions.
Ways to Give
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Zoo Foundation Fund
The Zoo Fund is a vital source of funding for all of these things and more, including animal care, conservation and education programs, keeper salaries, and so much more.
Donors of $1,000 or more join the Director’s Circle and enjoy exclusive events, reserved parking, and more!
Tributes and Memorials
Honor your loved one with a gift to the Minnesota Zoo. On-site plaques are available at some donation levels.
Animal Sponsorships are the perfect gift for the animal lover who has everything. They’re also a great project for clubs, troops, and classrooms. Proceeds go directly to the Zoo’s animal food budget.
Friends of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation
Donors of $250 or more receive benefits including a Friends Plus membership and invitations to Friends-only events.
Circle of Life
Provide for the future of the Zoo by naming the Zoo in your will, designating the Zoo as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy, or setting up a charitable gift annuity.