The Annual Fund Campaign provides funds for our ongoing operating expenses for the Zoo.
Capital Campaign funds are designated for capital improvements at the Zoo such as new exhibits and other extensions to the Zoo’s current assets.
Honor a loved one with a Memorial Gift to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Gifts made in memory of an individual and their family are a thoughtful way to help sustain a legacy while supporting the Zoo in a caring, thoughtful way.
Memorial & In Honor Donation Form
Purchase a Commemorative Brick or Bench
For more information about Memorial Gifts, contact the Development Department at 904-757-4463, ext. 208 or by e-mail.
Wills, trusts, and estate plans are all excellent ways to plan for a future gift that can often have very attractive immediate financial consequences. These gifts demonstrate your support for our institution and help provide the stability and security that we need to guarantee a bright future.
In many cases, planned gifts can help to:
For more information about the planned giving program, please contact Director of Development, Nikki Smith at (904) 757-3937 or by e-mail. All inquiries are confidential.
To make a donation by phone, please contact the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens at (904) 757-4463, ext. 116.
You may also send gifts of stock, mutual funds, or other securities. These types of gifts not only help further the Jacksonville Zoo and Garden’s mission, but also they provide contributors with significant tax benefits. Please contact Nikki Smith at (904) 757-3937 or by e-mail for details. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.
Thank you for your interest in the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens and thank you for your kind offer of an animal for the Zoo’s collection. The Zoo receives many similar offers but due to limited space, staffing, and funding, we are unable to accommodate such requests. Click here to learn more.
The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens only accepts animals of certain species into our wildlife rehabilitation program. These animals are gopher tortoises, wood storks, shore birds, and birds of prey. If you are concerned about one of these animals during business hours, please call the zoo at 904-757-4463 and dial “0.” The receptionist will connect you with the appropriate staff. For other species or after hours calls, please contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s 24 hour line at 888-404-3922 for a list of wildlife rehabilitators in your area.
If you are concerned about injured or orphaned wildlife in Georgia, please contact Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources 24 hour line at 800-241-4113.