Ways to Give

Your Support Makes a Powerful Impact on Desert Wildlife and Wild Places

One-Time & Recurring Donations

Champions of Conservation

Want to make an even bigger impact? Join our Champions of Conservation monthly giving program. Your gift supports the Zoo’s world-class animal care, strengthens educational outreach opportunities, and fuels 80+ conservation initiatives, here and around the world.

Memorial Gifts

If you have a loved one who has been impacted by The Living Desert, a memorial gift is a beautiful and meaningful way to honor their memory. Your contribution will not only extend the legacy of your loved one, but also make a lasting difference for our mission of desert conservation.

Tribute Gifts

Celebrate joyful occasions or milestones, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or retirements, with a tribute gift in support of our mission to help preserve, protect, and care for desert wildlife. 

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting mark on conservation and education by including The Living Desert in your will or trust. Planned giving is a simple, yet impactful, way to ensure your commitment to wildlife and nature endures.

Living Legacy Endowment

Donating to the Living Legacy Endowment means your principal gift remains untouched, while its investment income provides for The Living Desert’s future. For those considering gifts of $5,000 or more, or to join us on tour of The Living Desert, please contact us.
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The Heritage Society


Join a community of forward-thinkers who’ve included The Living Desert in their estate plans. Your legacy can shape the future of conservation and education.

If you are considering a gift of any size and would like more information, please contact us.


Other Ways to Give

There are many simple ways to give and show your passion for desert conservation.

Crossroads of Conservation Capital Campaign

The Living Desert invites you to join us as we work to build the Zoo of the future and expand our conservation efforts.

As we look forward to the future, the final phase of a three-part capital improvement initiative will support the growth of the park, including a state-of-the-art event and conference center, guest dining and market place, splash pad, multi-departmental office space, parking lot expansion, and bringing the majestic African lion species to The Living Desert.

Your support of this campaign will enable us to further our impact on global wildlife initiatives and accelerate our ability to make a difference for the desert wildlife we all love.