Annual Appeal

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The Future is in Your Hands

The future of the Santa Barbara Zoo and our planet is in your hands.

You can keep animals healthy at the Zoo and protected in the wild. When you make a donation to the Zoo, your gift has a cascading effect; every guest who visits the animals at the Zoo makes a connection here that follows them home.

Will you consider supporting the Zoo this holiday season? Your gift today ensures a better tomorrow, changing the planet through preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures. All funds donated to the Zoo through this campaign support conservation, animal care, education, and cultivation of our beautiful Zoo grounds.

On behalf of the 617 animals that call the Zoo home and their wild counterparts, thank you for making a positive difference in their lives and our world.

Leverage Your Giving

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

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. 

You can give by donating online, emailing Lauren Amundson, or calling the Zoo’s Development Department at (805) 962-5339, ext. 110.

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.