About the Oregon Zoo Foundation

The Oregon Zoo Foundation is a nonprofit that encourages charitable giving in order to advance the zoo's mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife.

About the foundation

OZF provides approximately $3 million per year to enhance the zoo's work on behalf of wildlife at home and around the world, thanks to generous support from:

  • Individual donations: From Conservation Circle to the Wildlife Legacy Society to Zoo Parents, OZF relies on gifts from individuals help the zoo fulfill its mission of creating a better future for wildlife.
  • Corporate partnerships: Through zoo exhibits, programs and events, OZF offers businesses premium exposure and zoo access, along with an opportunity to give back to the community.
  • Grants: OZF pursues funding from foundations that are committed to providing grants that support the zoo's conservation and education programs.
  • Special events: Some of the zoo's most popular events like Zoolala are fundraisers hosted by OZF.

OZF also manages the zoo's membership program, which encompasses approximately 45,000 households in Oregon, Washington and beyond. Learn more about our history.

Looking ahead

Campaign for Elephants

Learn how you can help our visionary habitat reach its highest potential.

OZF's role is increasingly important as the Oregon Zoo embarks on an exciting time in the zoo's history when donor support is essential to completing the zoo's 20-year master plan. Aside from the nine projects outlined in the 2008 Oregon Zoo bond, the longer-term master plan calls for numerous enhancements to the zoo's infrastructure and habitats.

The zoo's visions are grand, but can't be accomplished alone. Community support through OZF is essential to make the Oregon Zoo the best—and greenest—zoo in the world. Will you stand with OZF in support of wildlife?


4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221
Fax: 503-223-9323