Explore Opportunities to Support the Zoo!

Annual Fund Campaign

Believe it or not, zoo industry trends are shifting — becoming more and more focused on the animals rather than the visitors. At the Saginaw Children’s Zoo, we’ve always made our animals the top priority, knowing that — when we do — we also best serve visitors.

Our continuously improving exhibits are the result of rigorous research and development, ensuring a rich environment best suited for each animal. The day-to-day care of our animal friends is only possible through your continuous support.

Make a donation to the Annual Fund now

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their empolyees. That means the impact of your gift to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please click the link below and enter your employer’s name.

Matching gift search

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest.

Memorial Gifts

Honor a loved one with a memorial gift to the Saginaw Children’s Zoo. 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.

Please provide the full name of the person being honored and as well as the name and address of the family to be notified for this gift. We will send a letter informing the family of your generosity.

Make a memorial gift

Planned Giving

Wills, trusts, and estate plans are all excellent ways to leave a planned gift to help ensure the future of the Zoo. You may also send gifts of stock, mutual funds or other securities. These types of gifts not only help the Zoo mission, but also provide contributors with significant tax benefits. If you are interested in planned giving, please contact us at, or (989) 759-1408. All inquiries are confidential.

Support the Zoo While You Shop!

• Kroger Community Rewards: Sign up online to support Saginaw Children’s Zoo (organization #AJ201), and Kroger will donate to the Zoo every time you use your Kroger card.

Four Ways to Make a Donation

By Phone

To make a donation by phone, please contact the Saginaw Children’s Zoo  at (989) 759-1408.

By Mail

Just send the check to:
Saginaw Children’s Zoo
Development Department
1730 S. Washington Ave.
Saginaw, MI 48601

In Person

Our friendly visitor services team at the gate will gladly take your check and get it to our Development Department!

The Saginaw Children’s Zoo is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501©(3) organization. Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.