Donation Programs

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The Toledo Zoo thrives because of the generous support from our donors. Thank you for making a difference!

Your special memories – at the Zoo!

Leave your mark at the Zoo with a Zoo brick, Zoo bench, elephant plaque, or our Tree Legacy program.

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Conservation Today

Conservation is at the center of the Zoo’s mission. Click here to learn what we’re doing across the planet and how you can help.

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A Gift In Tribute or Loving Memory

Honor a special occasion or the memory of a friend or family member with a memorial donation to the Toledo Zoo.

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Capital Campaigns

Contributions to the capital campaign are essential in supporting critical projects throughout the Zoo. Discover how you can help us Envision Extraordinary!

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Zoo PAL Animal Adoption Program

Support your favorite Zoo animals! Includes options for a Zoo PAL certificate for your animal and other fun items.

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Companies for Kids

This is an excellent opportunity for companies of all sizes to help under-privileged, at-risk and disabled youth experience a visit to the Toledo Zoo.

Help Kids Today!

Corporate Sponsorship

The Toledo Zoo works with regional corporations to develop exciting sponsorship opportunities with great perks and benefits.

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Matching Gift Program

Through the Toledo Zoo’s Matching Gift Program you can double, or even triple, your contribution.

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Help us plan for the future

You can offer your support through gifts to the endowment, bequests, charitable trusts, and charitable gift annuities.

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Donate your TIME!

Volunteering at the Zoo can be a great experience. We have volunteer programs for adults, teens, and internships too!

Volunteer today!

Donate furniture, equipment, tools, etc.

This is a great way to help us fulfill our green practices of reduce, re-use, recycle! View our recycling wishlist and then contact us!

View Recycling Wishlist

Ohio zoos license plates

Give your car a cool upgrade while helping out the zoo! Click on the license plate image below to learn more from the Ohio BMV.

Shop on Amazon Smile and choose the Zoo!

Please bookmark this link so all of your eligible shopping through Amazon can benefit Toledo Zoological Society.

Do you sell on eBay? You can set up Zoo donations with your sales!

Sellers on eBay have the option to use eBay’s Missionfish service to choose a non-profit organization to receive a percentage of their sales . The Toledo Zoo is officially registered with Missionfish as a non-profit organization so please consider us.

Food donations for Zoo animals

Any organizations or companies interested in offering bulk food donations to the Toledo Zoo should contact the Commissary Department at (419) 385-5721, ext. 2123.



The Toledo Zoo is ranked 4-star by Charity Navigator
The Toledo Zoo & Aquarium has earned the highest rating possible, four stars, from Charity Navigator. This is in recognition of our commitment to sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.

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