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For Our Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is home to more than 400 animals. Many species are endangered and their populations are dwindling in the wild. Your gift helps provide world-class care to all of the animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

For Our Community

At the heart of the Zoo’s mission is education. Your gift helps expand the hearts and minds of students of all ages through enriching hands-on experiences and engaging programs like Early Explorers Preschool.

For Our World

The Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE) program, which pools zoo community resources to focus on species most at risk, enhancing our field conservation efforts.

As the Zoo continues to grow and thrive, the need for your support grows too. Please consider making a gift today. Your gift matters…to our Zoo, to our community, and to our world.

When you donate $1,000 or more, you’ll receive an invitation for a donor tour so you can see your dollars at work!


Leverage Your Giving

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a gift matching program? Ask them to consider making a matching gift to the Zoo this holiday season.

IRA Charitable Rollover

Are you 70½ or older? The IRA charitable rollover is permanent! You can make a rollover gift of up to $100,000 from your IRA – please consult your professional financial advisor for details. 

Donate Now

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

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103