Together we make a difference.

This year at the Zoo, humans and animals are teaming up to be better than ever, which includes creating a new position here at the Zoo: Chief Executive Cockatoo (CEC).

CEC Reggie is a forward-thinking bird, but his original pitch for this year’s annual  fundraiser was called, somewhat selfishly, “A Million Seed Campaign.”

Instead of seeds, please consider funding the important work that impacts every animal at the Santa Barbara Zoo and beyond. Your gift to the Zoo today is more important than ever as we work to ensure that animals are thriving at the Zoo, and safe from extinction in the wild.

Reggie and the Santa Barbara Zoo team change the world daily by preserving, conserving, and enhancing the natural world and its living treasures through education, research, and recreation. By making a contribution to the Zoo, you change the world, too.

Animals are the bridge between us and the beauty of all that is natural. They show us what's missing in our lives, and how to love ourselves more completely and unconditionally. They connect us back to who we are, and to the purpose of why we're here.

Tricia McCagh

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 Lauren (Amundson) Winnewisser, or calling the Zoo’s Development Department at (805) 962-5339, ext. 110.