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.

If you have questions or would like to place your order over the phone, please call the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at 952-431-9237.

Ways to Give


By Mail

Stock Gifts
Gifts In Kind
Name the Minnesota Zoo Foundation in your Will 


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.

Director’s Circle

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.

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.