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Ways to Give


Donate Now:

Animal Fund

DEAI Match
Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion

Conservation Fund

Capital Fund

Commemorative Program

At this time, our commemorative program is on hold while we reassess and improve the commemorative giving program. This includes benches and other plaques throughout the zoo.

Thank you for your understanding. If you have additional questions, please contact: Kate Bame at 330-375-2550 ext. 7208 or k.bame@akronzoo.org.

Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts  

Many employers sponsor matching gifts programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest! The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled. Check with your Human Resources department for inquiries about this opportunity.

Give Back to Save Wildlife  

Beyond monetary donations, there are many ways to give to the Akron Zoo, including volunteering at the Zoo, providing enrichment “toys” for the animals to enjoy, or booking a private party.

Volunteer at the Akron Zoo  

Volunteers make a difference every day at the Akron Zoo. Opportunities abound for teenagers through senior-agers looking for fun, unique and interesting volunteer positions.

Enrichment Wishes for the Animals  

Akron Zoo animals enjoy getting gifts too! Children of all ages can have fun treating the animals with a special enrichment gift by purchasing an approved “toy” from our Amazon wish list. You can decide whether the gift is mailed to you and you can bring it in or have it mailed directly to us.

Plan a Party with Us  

Consider the Akron Zoo for your next party, shower, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, birthday celebration, or any other special occasion.. By booking your event at the zoo, you can also feel good about supporting the zoo’s mission to connect people, animals and the natural world to save wildlife.

Give the Gift of the Zoo  

Looking for great zoo gift ideas? Memberships, animal sponsorships, behind the scenes experiences and are great ways to brighten the holidays for the animal lovers in your life.

For more information on ways to support the Akron Zoo, please contact the Development Department at (330)375-2550 ext. 7220.

How To Donate

Your generous gift will make a difference at the Akron Zoo. Please join us in furthering the conservation of endangered wildlife and habitats. There are several easy ways to make your contribution:


Online donations are easy. You can help us build a better zoo!

Donate Now:

Animal Fund

Conservation Fund

ROAR Capital Fund


Print and mail the donation form with your gift to:

Akron Zoo
Attention: Development
500 Edgewood Ave.
Akron, OH 44307


Please contact the Akron Zoo at 330-375-2550 to make a gift by credit card or to speak to a development representative

In Person

Stop by our Welcome Center and a development staff member will assist you in your donation experience

Akron Zoological Park is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.