You make our mission possible



It’s All About Animals. . . and You!

Learn about what it takes to run a world-class zoo, from caring for our animals to saving wildlife habitat and inspiring others to take conservation action.


Animal Care

Woodland Park Zoo is a premier facility for providing exceptional care for its animals as well as pioneering new procedures and techniques for animal care in zoos throughout the world.


Education is the key to promoting our mission of conserving animals and habitat. Our innovative and far-reaching programs teach toddlers through adults how nature can be an inspirational springboard for conservation action.


Our Field Conservation projects, 38 projects in more than 50 countries, target and reward effective programs that preserve species, protect habitat and build capacity within the areas, and among the people, who are most able to create direct action.


Every day Woodland Park Zoo saves animals and creates lifelong memories that inspire people to conserve the natural world. Every gift of time or money, large or small, helps the zoo build a better community — your community. Thank you for investing in a more sustainable future for wildlife.




Additional Ways to Give


Wild at Heart

Invest in the future of conservation and get to know the zoo in intimate ways. Wild at Heart donors are the lifeblood of our work, helping us to create a sustainable future for people and wildlife.

Become Wild at Heart

Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited free admission, fantastic benefits and help save wildlife.

Become a Member

Planned Giving

Make a lasting impact. Legacy gifts help build Woodland Park Zoo’s endowment, providing resources in perpetuity to inspire people of all ages to learn, care and act on behalf of wildlife for many years to come.

Leave a Legacy

Matching Gifts

Amplify your gift with matching funds to make an even bigger difference for wildlife. Check here to see if your employer will match your gift.


Provide stable support to the zoo with monthly or quarterly gifts. Select the “recurring gift” option on the donation form or contact

Donate Now

Network for Nature

Connect with other young professionals who are passionate about animals, conservation, and the zoo’s mission.

Be a force for nature


Answers to all your questions about supporting the zoo

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1. How can I make a gift?

There are many ways to make a gift to Woodland Park Zoo.

  • Click here to make a donation online

  • Mail your gift to Woodland Park Zoo, Attention Donations, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

  • Contact us to make a stock transfer or in-kind gift: 206.548.2491 or


2. How will my gift impact the zoo and our community?

3. Is my donation tax deductible?

4. How do I know if my company will match my gift?

5. What is a donor-advised fund?

6. Can I receive any benefits if I direct a gift through another entity?

7. What is a planned gift?

8. How can my company become involved with the zoo?

9. Why should I sign up for a Donor account? Why don't I see my gifts on my Donor Giving History page?

10. What is your Donor Privacy Statement?

11. Do you adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights?



Vice President of Development
Sarah Valentine, CFRE  206.548.2624

Director of Individual Giving
Michelle Banks 206.548.2547

General Donation Inquiry
Devon Clemens 206.548.2491

Corporate Contacts and Network for Nature
Erin Oest-Larsen 206.548.2443

Jessica Brosman 206.548.2401

Jungle Party
Kimberly DeLatte Nakich 206.548.2422

ZooParent Adoption Program
ZooParent customer service 206.548.2484

Make a donation online

Donations may also be mailed to WPZ at 5500 Phinney Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103

Woodland Park Zoo has adopted and complies with the Donor Bill of Rights. View our Privacy Policy.