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Membership Donations to Charitable Organizations

Donation Requests

The Houston Zoo is pleased to consider requests for your charitable organization’s donations (required) in support of fundraising events for licensed nonprofit organizations in the Greater Houston Area. Please review this in its entirety for donation policies and procedures. While each request receives careful consideration, we regret that we are unable to accommodate all organizations that ask for and merit our assistance.

No requests by phone or mail will be accepted. All requests must be filled out online.

  • All donation requests must be made through our online application, and received by the Zoo a minimum of one month prior to the event for review and processing.
  • Upon completion of the online donation form, please attach a copy of your organization’s formal letter of request for donation. Incomplete requests cannot be completed.
  • Each organization will only receive one donation from the Houston Zoo per calendar year, and are encouraged to list the Houston Zoo on all fundraiser collateral.
  • No donations will be made that benefit a specific individual or family.
  • Due to the tremendous volume of inquiries we receive, we can not guarantee full consideration of a request that is submitted within the month of the event.
  • We try our best to fulfill all requests within one to two weeks prior to your event.
  • (required)Donations are generally in the form of a family membership. No cash value. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Zoo is unable to provide financial sponsorships or program advertising in support of fundraising events.

    How To Apply: Non-profit organizations wishing to apply for donations in support of a fundraising event should fill out our online application. Please note that due to the tremendous volume of inquiries we receive, not all requests will be fulfilled.

    *Please note that due to the tremendous volume of inquiries we receive, we regret that we are unable to return telephone calls about donation status or requests.

    The Houston Zoo

    Street Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive Houston, TX 77030 Mailing Address: 1513 Cambridge Houston, TX 77030 Call Us: 713-533-6500
    Membership 713-533-6535 membership@houstonzoo.org
    Volunteers 713-533-6513 volunteer@houstonzoo.org
    Development 713-533-6819 development@houstonzoo.org
    Special Events 713-533-6833 events@houstonzoo.org Birthday Parties birthday.parties@houstonzoo.org