Annual Fund

A special fund to assist with the areas of greatest need within the Zoo and Garden.

Your support of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is vital to the care and conservation of the animals and plants we protect. Even in the most trying times Riverbanks provides outstanding animal care while keeping our members and guests connected to the natural world.

Despite the intense challenges that are affecting so many of us, our dedicated team never loses sight of the Riverbanks mission. Wildlife and their habitats continue to dwindle at alarming rates, and our responsibility to save them remains critical to the future of all living things.

Your support of Riverbanks is much more than a visit to the Zoo—it is a force for nature. You help us create connections that inspire people to care for animals and plants. Your support drives our efforts to educate our guests, inspiring them to protect the natural world. And, you help further important conservation research in our own backyards and around the globe.

Please show your support of Riverbanks by making a gift to the Annual Fund.

These are difficult times for all of us. As our important work continues, Riverbanks is trying to recover from significant losses due to the pandemic. If you are able, please consider making a donation to the Annual Fund today. A contribution of any amount is deeply appreciated.

With your help, Riverbanks can continue to be a place of wonderment for kids of all ages to get outdoors and connect with nature; a trusted conservation resource for grownups; and a destination that attracts and engages visitors, strengthens our local economy and enhances the quality of life in our community.

Thank you for your support. Together, we can overcome extraordinary times and continue to make a lasting impact on conservation for future generations.

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Your gift to the Annual Fund will assist in the areas of greatest need.

  • $100 could feed a gorilla for a week
  • $275 can feed the sea lions for four days
  • $500 may help fund technology needs in the Zoo's classrooms
  • $1,000 may help assist with the purchase of an emergency chiller for the Aquarium

Of course, a gift of any amount is urgently needed and sincerely appreciated.

About Riverbanks Society

Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, Riverbanks Society started out with a base of 200 members and has grown far beyond expectations with more than 40,000 member households representing over 190,000 individuals, making it one of the largest nonprofit zoo societies per capita in the United States. Members and donors provide important resources for the research, education and conservation efforts of the Zoo and Garden, strengthening Riverbanks’ position as a world-class zoo and leader in wildlife conservation.

Wild adventures begin with Riverbanks membership! Learn more.