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Other Gifts

The Santa Barbara Zoo is a private, nonprofit organization that relies on the revenues generated from ticket sales, concessions, and private event site rentals to sustain our operating budget. Since we do not receive regular tax funding, improvements to the Zoo are made possible with the support of foundations, corporations, and individuals like you. More information can be found on the Zoo’s Donor Bill of Rights,  Annual Reports,  IRS 990s,  and Audited Financial Statements.

Click on the links below to see how you can become involved in any number of programs that help the Zoo.

Ways to Give

Planned Giving

We invite you to consider making a planned or estate gift to the Zoo. Did you know that planned and estate gifts may...more


Help Kids go to the Zoo with ZOO4U! Each year, there are many children, families, and school groups within our community who cannot afford to visit the Zoo...more

Zoo Camp Scholarships

Our award-winning Zoo Camp program has enriched the lives of generations of children, many of whom return as a CIT or camp counselor. However, there are many children...more

Wish List

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