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 [email protected] 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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Support the Minnesota Zoo Foundation with Automatic Recurring Donations

Your sustaining donations will be used to help the Minnesota Zoo Foundation support the Minnesota Zoo's mission of connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife.

Please enter the amount you would like EACH INSTALLMENT to be charged. For example, to donate $252 annually, enter the amount of $21 and select monthly as your frequency.

Your credit card will be charged at the frequency you indicate, until you tell us otherwise. Your first installment will be charged immediately. The Minnesota Zoo Foundation will send you a letter detailing your contributions for tax purposes each January.

If your recurring donations total $250 or more per year, you will be enrolled as a Friend of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation and receive the benefits of a Friends Plus membership. Your initial membership cards will be sent within a couple weeks of your first transaction, and you will automatically receive new membership cards each June.

Donors of $250 or more are eligible for a Friends Plus membership. These membership benefits cover two adults living at the same address, along with your dependent children or grandchildren ages 21 or under. You may also bring two free guests with each visit and will receive invitations to Friends-only events throughout the year. To learn more about benefits associated with becoming a Friend of the Minnesota Zoo Foundation, please click here.


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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.