Donate to the Center

The Conservators Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN# 56-2149941). All donations to the Center are tax deductible.

Our programs and services are funded primarily by tour revenue, memberships, grants, donations, and partnerships. These contributions help us provide the best possible care for the extraordinary animals who have found a forever home at the Conservators Center.

There are many ways you can contribute to the ongoing care and well-being of our animal residents.  You may make a direct monetary donation below.

Will bequests or trust provisions provide an easy way to document a commitment to the Conservators Center without impacting the assets available to you during your lifetime.  For more information about planned gifts, click here.

Wolf in a recent snow fall

Our Winter Campaign needs YOUR support!


Help us ensure our animals remain warm and comfortable.
 

Thank You For Your Support


 

Funds

1Winter Campaign
Help us ensure our animals remain warm and comfortable.

Listen closely to the silence: drifting snow absorbs sound so utterly that you may only hear our dingoes howling and our coyote answering...until a lion steps in to show them what filling this quiet world can really sound like.

There are few things more stunning than the Center at this time of year.

Winter, however, poses many challenges to the animals who are not as naturally prepared for it. Some of our animals are from tropical regions, and they must remain indoors when the temperature drops. The lemurs, kinkajous, binturongs, and genet all have their own winter quarters to nestle down in during any cold snaps. Less sensitive animals still need heated, insulated dens in which to stay dry and warm during cold spells.

And, of course, all of them need to be cared for every day...no matter what else happens. It takes a lot of preparation, which is why we are asking you, today, to contribute to our winter fund.
2Animal Care Fund
The animals who reside at the Conservators Center require a large amount of funding to cover expenses such as food, animal keepers, routine maintenance to their habitats, and the ongoing development and procurement of items to enrich their lives.

Contributions to the Animal Care Fund are set aside specifically to meet the needs of the animals at the Conservators Center.
3Veterinary Fund
About 30% of our animal residents are geriatric and many require special diets, medicines, and/or frequent veterinary visits to manage chronic conditions such as arthritis or diabetes. Some arrive in poor health, or with existing medical conditions due to inadequate veterinary care or an inappropriate diet at a previous home.

This fund supports our residents’ varied healthcare needs, including veterinary visits, medications, special diets, and lab work.In addition to these routine and critical expenses, resources from the Veterinary Fund will be used to construct an onsite animal health center at the Center.
4General Operating Fund
There are many different costs associated with running an operation like the Conservators Center, and contributions made to the General Operating Fund allow us to distribute funds where they are most needed within the organization.
5Food Supply 2017
As many of you know -- especially our big cat moms and dads! -- our animals’ diets require large amounts of meat. However, our donated food options are limited for a few months while our suppliers are going through an overhaul. Though this is something that rarely happens, we’re expecting periodic shortfalls until the end of the year.

To say that this is an issue is a huge understatement! Here are a few numbers:
  • Our carnivores, all together, eat approximately 275 pounds of meat a day in the summer;
  • About 85% of that is typically donated chicken, now in short supply.
  • We now need to purchase 110 pounds of chicken quarters per day. This meat supplements our whole prey diets.
  • It will take $3,500 to restock our freezer to capacity!

    With your help, we can purchase in bulk to get low pricing and stretch every penny. Anything you can offer is much, much appreciated.