“Philanthropy is very valuable to me personally and as a teaching instrument for our children. We are able to exercise our values, like conservation of species, and the impact spreads far beyond our immediate family.”

~Crystal Wyatt, Board Chair and Proud Zoo Supporter

What are your family’s favorite Zoo stories?

Whether your youngest family member recently had their first visit to the Zoo, or your oldest family member still remembers the days of the Child Estate, I hope you will come together this holiday season to share your favorite Zoo stories and make a gift in support of the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Please help the Zoo preserve, conserve, and enhance the natural world and its living treasures with a generous donation today. We hope sharing your stories and making a gift will spark conversation and inspire all the members of your family to make a difference. Compassion has no age limits; everyone in your home can play an active role in saving wildlife and protecting our planet now and for future generations. Giving to the Zoo as a family can engage you in practicing compassion together—a way to follow your heart with action.

On behalf of all the animals that call the Zoo home and their wild counterparts, thank you for your consideration.

Together we make a difference.

P.S. When you give $100 or more, you will be recognized on the annual Honor Roll of Donors posted in the Zoo’s Discovery Pavilion.

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Leverage Your Giving

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a gift matching program? We receive matching funds from individuals just like you employed by Amgen, Chevron, Disney, and more!

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70½ or older? The IRA charitable rollover is now permanent! You can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA.

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You can give by donating online, emailing Linda Alaniz, or calling the Zoo’s Advancement department at (805) 962-5339, ext. 110.