Donations to Riverbanks provide important support for key projects in the Zoo and Garden, ranging from building exhibits and improving habitats to assisting with animal care and supporting conservation research.
Each year, Riverbanks Society sets aside a special fund to assist with the areas of greatest need within the Zoo and Garden. Donations are tax-deductible and help fulfill the Riverbanks mission.Donate Learn More
No need to travel around the world to see exotic animals. Some of the most popular animal sightings at Riverbanks Zoo are the exotic animals on the Endangered Species Carousel. Carousel sponsorships are a permanent way to honor family and friends or remember a special occasion while benefiting local, regional and international conservation efforts.Donate Learn More
For more than a decade, Riverbanks’ Conservation Support Fund has provided important assistance to conservation biologists involved an array of local, regional and international wildlife conservation projects. Up to half of all available funds each year may be dispersed to projects developed by Riverbanks’ staff, and the remaining funds are distributed to outside researchers.Donate Learn More
Honorary or memorial gifts to Riverbanks are a compassionate way to pay tribute to or commemorate a friend or family member while ensuring the animals at the Zoo continue to receive the best care. A personalized letter of acknowledgment will be mailed to the person being honored or to the family of your loved one announcing your generous gift to Riverbanks on behalf of this special person.Donate
Making a donation to Riverbanks’ Library Wish Fund is a thoughtful way to honor or remember a loved one while helping to maintain the highest quality Zoological & Botanical Library in the Southeast. Each book includes a bookplate inscribed with the name of the donor as well as that of the person being honored.Donate Learn More
Honor your loved one with the sponsorship of an exquisite, handcrafted luminary at Riverbanks Botanical Garden.Donate Learn More
You can double-or even triple-your gift to the Zoo by participating in your employer’s Matching Gifts program. Additional funds raised through matching gifts at Riverbanks enables us to continue to expand, renovate and rebuild, enhancing our ability to remain one of the country’s top zoos.Learn More
Rocking chairs at Riverbanks provide a lasting place of comfort and reflection for more than one million delighted visitors.Donate Learn More
The Silverback Society Planned Giving program offers many giving opportunities that benefit you and the Zoo. From gifts of cash, stock, insurance, real estate, lead trusts to bequests, the Silverback Society program is designed to assist you in planning your contributions with the latest tax guidelines in mind.Learn More
Looking for a timeless, heartfelt gift for someone wild about the Zoo? Donate a brick in his or her honor and the family name or your special message will become a part of Riverbanks’ history.Donate Learn More
More than 30,000 children ride the Endangered Species Carousel each year. Carousel sponsorships are a highly visible way to show your business cares about the future of the animals, our children and the community.Donate Learn More
Riverbanks is paving the way for nature with this unique corporate partnership program, which offers visibility, publicity, networking and extraordinary gathering opportunities.Learn More
Take advantage of high visibility opportunities with an event sponsorship. From the wildly popular Riverbanks ZOOfari fundraiser to the family-friendly Boo at the Zoo, your company’s participation in any of Riverbanks events can make a world of difference. For current opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your employees can double-or even triple-their gifts to the Zoo by participating in your Matching Gifts program. Additional funds raised through matching gifts at Riverbanks enables us to continue to expand, renovate and rebuild, enhancing our ability to remain one of the country’s top zoos.Learn More
Established in 1976 by a group of concerned citizens, Riverbanks Society started out with a base of 200 members and has grown far beyond expectations with more than 30,000 member households representing 140,000 individuals, making it one of the largest nonprofit zoo societies per capita in the United States. Members and donors provide important resources for the research, education and conservation efforts of the Zoo and Garden, strengthening Riverbanks’ position as a world-class zoo and leader in wildlife conservation.
Wild adventures begin with Riverbanks membership! Learn more.