Foundations & Grants

Foundations & Grants

The Lincoln Park Zoological Society is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science, and conservation. If you are affiliated with a grant-making entity or foundation, your support could save endangered species, make a difference in communities throughout Chicago, and improve the habitats of the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Cinereous Vulture

Making Donations Makes a Difference

You can make a donation of up to $100,000 through the zoo’s website. For larger gifts or for more information, please contact Kelly McCready, Director of Institutional Giving, at 312-742-5713 or

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ZooMonitor staff studying African penguins

Work Grounded in Purpose

When you support Lincoln Park Zoo, you become our partner in progress, from bringing species back from the brink of extinction to data-driven care that keeps animals thriving to learning programs that inspire the next generation of scientists.

Zoo staff training domestic goat


Animal care comes first. It’s why we prioritize individual well-being over everything. With the help of our scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best animal care and welfare outcomes for each animal.


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Puerto Rican parrot


The first step in protecting wildlife populations is learning how; the next step is doing something about it. With one of the largest zoo-based conservation and science programs in the country, we lead and support research projects locally and globally.

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Learning staff engaging with Little Village schoolchildren


We all share one global wildlife community. Through engagement and education, we connect people with nature across the greater Chicagoland area. Our commitment to community here contributes to defending wildlife everywhere.


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