Donate now to help us continue our mission to inspire, engage and conserve through education and great animal care.
In these uncertain times, please know that your support means more to us now than ever before. With our three month closure due to COVID, the support and generosity of our community helps to ensure our future. Please consider donating today to support a bright future for Fresno Chaffee Zoo.
At Fresno Chaffee Zoo, we provide a fun, unique and up-close experience that strengthens the bond between people and wildlife. Thanks to the generosity of private donors like you, we are able to fulfill our mission.
You can make a difference by donating to Fresno Chaffee Zoo. Listed below are some of our most popular ways to support the Zoo, but we gratefully accept donations of all types. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559-498-5921 to find out more about how you can support the Zoo or:
*We are making some upgrades to the website and currently do not have a way to attach a loved one’s name to a memorial or tribute donation. If you make a donation online in honor of someone, you may email their name to email@example.com. We will have this part of the system updated soon. Thank you for your support.
Enrichment earned its name because it enriches lives! It can come in many forms, from puzzle feeders to plastic balls to perfume. It’s used not only to keep the animals active as they play with their toys, but to stimulate their minds while they problem solve. It even entices them to use their natural behaviors by re-creating aspects of their wild instincts!Support Enrichment
Amazon Wish List
Donating to Fresno Chaffee Zoo is even easier with our online Amazon Wish List. We are always in need of more enrichment items for our animals. Items on our wish list will provide ongoing support to the Zoo and help Zoo staff by continuing to offer enrichment programs that both challenge and stimulate the animals. Specific items ranging from $5 to $1,275 can be purchased as a donation for our animals or the Education Department.Browse Wish List
African Adventure Trail Tiles
Show your support for Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s newest exhibit, African Adventure, by purchasing a trail tile! These $500 trail tiles are 12″X12″ and are an excellent way to leave your mark on a spectacular exhibit! Following your purchase a member of our development team will contact you for the exact wording on your tile.Purchase Your Tile
Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit Tiles
There are two types of tiles at the entrance and exit of the Tropical Rain Forest exhibit – a $580 and $1,080 donation level.
Provides a clay tile of approximately 11 ½ x 8 inches.
Provides a black glazed tile of approximately 14 x 5 ½ inches.
Both tiles allow up to two lines of engraved recognition.Purchase Your Tile
Memorials and Tributes
Fresno Chaffee Zoo gratefully accepts donations in memory of loved ones. Donations can also be made in tribute of birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion.Donate Now
Molly Steinsapir Scholarship Fund
This is Molly Olivia Steinsapir with her dog Calvin. Sadly, Molly left our world all too soon on February 15, 2021 at the age of 12 after two weeks of battling a severe brain trauma.
Molly loved animals and nature; and she cared deeply about the Earth’s environment. Her love of animals was so great that at the tender age of four she told her parents, neither of whom are vegetarians, that she no longer wanted to eat meat. Molly held steadfast and was a committed vegetarian for the rest of her life.
Molly learned to love and respect animals through family visits to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, named after her great‐grandfather Dr. Paul Chaffee. Molly was inquisitive, a voracious learner, and did not hesitate to share her environmental viewpoints with others. She wanted to do, and did do, her part to make the world a better place.
In honor of Molly’s love of animals, the environment, and education, we are proud to support The Molly Steinsapir Scholarship Fund which will provide underserved children the opportunity to attend Zoo Camp to further their education of the natural world, and the animals which inhabit it.
Your donation will allow more children to have the opportunity to learn about animals and our environment. Molly would have supported a cause like this and we encourage those who can do so to donate.Donate to Molly’s Fund
Please contact us at 559-498-5959 for any further inquiries regarding donations. Thank you for your support!
Your donation is tax-deductible subject to general limitations applicable to your personal circumstances. Please visit www.irs.gov or contact your financial advisor for tax-deduction eligibility.