Matching gifts, foundation giving, and memorial gifts

MATCHING GIFTS - Are you concerned about the future of our planet and all its inhabitants? Do you work for AT&T, Bank of America, GEICO, IBM, Sony, or NCR? These companies and many more will match their employees' and often retirees' contributions to San Diego Zoo Global to aid in wildlife conservation.

On behalf of endangered species preservation, we encourage you to ask your company for a matching gift form to complete and mail with your gift to: Zoological Society of San Diego, Development Department, P.O. Box 120551, San Diego, California, 92112-0551. For more information on matching gifts, contact us using our online form.

FOUNDATION GIVING - If you are affiliated with a grant-making foundation—perhaps a family foundation—we would like to hear from you. The Zoological Society of San Diego, a 501(c)3 organization, has a wide variety of projects and programs in need of funding—from major capital projects to small equipment, as well as local and global wildlife conservation, preschool education through postgraduate internships, and programs benefiting the disadvantaged.

To learn more, please call Judy Kinsell at 619-685-3216, or contact us using our online form.

MEMORIAL GIFTS - Thank you for considering the San Diego Zoo in planning a memorial tribute to your loved one. The contribution you make is a gift that helps us create and maintain a living legacy enjoyed by millions of people each year at our San Diego Zoo and Safari Park.

When a memorial donation is made, the Zoo will send a handsome acknowledgment card on behalf of the loved one’s family. The family is also notified of each gift made (without specifying the amount.)

Friends and family members may wish to establish long-term recognition for a loved one:

  • For a contribution of gifts totaling $1,000, your loved one will be listed on a beautiful group plaque at the Zoo or Safari Park.
  • For a gift of $2,500, he or she will be memorialized on a column tile at the Safari Park.
  • For contributions totaling $25,000, your loved one will be honored individually on a bench plaque at either location.

For more information, please call the Development Department at 619-685-3218, or contact us using our online form.

Help Fund Our Programs

The San Diego Zoo offers a number of different programs to which your generous donation can help fund. From matching gifts and foundation giving to one-time program donations, your generosity helps us continue our mission.

Become an Ocelot

Ocelots support the San Diego Zoo by funding grants for departmental recipients to purchase much-needed special equipment, volunteering their time for special events, and acting as well-informed ambassadors throughout the community, helping to promote the Zoo's excellent work and goals for the future.

Here's more information about Ocelots!