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Donate to the Zoo Foundation

The Minnesota Zoo Foundation is devoted to supporting the Minnesota Zoo's mission of connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife. Your gift will contribute to these efforts and make a positive impact on the Zoo.

Explore the many giving opportunities in the drop-down below. If you have a specific interest, please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation at donations@mnzoo.org or 952.431.9237.

If you would like to make a donation by mail, please send your gift to:
Minnesota Zoo Foundation
13000 Zoo Blvd
Apple Valley, MN 55124


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Looking for a unique gift? An Animal Sponsorship package is great for:

- Animal lovers
- Aspiring veterinarians and zookeepers
- Children you’d like to introduce the concept of philanthropy to
- College students away from home

With a $55 Animal Sponsorship donation, you or the person you designate will receive:

- A sponsorship certificate personalized with their name and animal sponsored
- Your choice of a plush animal OR a book about animals (if your chosen animal is not available we may substitute another)
- An animal trading card with fun facts
- The satisfaction of supporting the Minnesota Zoo Foundation

With a $100 Animal Sponsorship donation, you will receive both a plush animal AND a children’s book about animals (selection may vary).

With a $250 Animal Sponsorship donation, you will be invited to meet a Zookeeper!

We will mail your Animal Sponsorship package anywhere in the continental US for no extra charge. Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

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The Minnesota Zoo Foundation is committed to responsible financial management and stewardship of gifts. The Board of Trustees and staff work together to ensure that all financial matters are addressed with care and integrity, and in the best interest of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. As recommended by best practices within the non-profit community, the Foundation makes the following documents available in electronic and paper format to promote transparency and openness in its activities within the public domain. Please contact the Minnesota Zoo Foundation office 952-431-9237 for further information.