Ways to Give


Your unrestricted gift to Lincoln Park Zoo’s Annual Fund supports every part of the zoo, including exemplary animal care, local and global conservation efforts and outstanding education programs. You can help keep our shared Chicago treasure free for future generations to enjoy by making a gift to the Annual Fund.

More than a third of the zoo’s operating budget comes from direct philanthropic contributions like yours, keeping our grounds free and open every day of the year!

Support Lincoln Park Zoo—donate now to the Annual Fund!

Support the Zoo Through Monthly Giving
Scheduling a sustaining gift is an easy and convenient way to spread your Lincoln Park Zoo gift over the entire year, and will also minimize e-mail and mail requests from the Zoo.  Ongoing contributions keep the zoo free and open every day of the year. 

Support Lincoln Park Zoo each and every day by enrolling in monthly giving now.

Learn About Priority Projects


Every year, Lincoln Park Zoo has a select number of projects that require special support to expand the zoo’s wildlife conservation and education efforts. These priority projects provide donors with a unique connection to the zoo’s behind-the-scenes work. Support opportunities begin at $5,000.

Honor Loved Ones with a Tribute Gift

Make a lasting tribute with an honor or memorial gift. A dedication plaque will be placed in your choice of available locations throughout the zoo. A variety of giving levels help us create and maintain your living legacy.

Secure the Future with Planned Giving

The Heritage Society honors those who ensure Lincoln Park Zoo's future by planning gifts to the zoo as part of their
estate or financial plan.

Shop the Zoo’s Wish List
Support wildlife species at Lincoln Park Zoo by purchasing items—from nutritious treats to enrichment amenities—that enhance their daily care and welfare. Wish List items are added continuously, so you can make a difference all year long!

Browse the Wish List