Make a Difference
For nearly 50 years, The Living Desert has been a leader in the conservation of the world’s deserts. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of donors to sustain our operations. Your gift to the zoo will enable us to continue providing the highest level of care to our animals, educating the next generation about the world’s deserts, and inspiring our guests to care for the world’s wildlife and wild places.
Explore a multitude of ways to give below.
Want to make an even bigger impact? Join our Champions of Conservation monthly giving program. Your gift provides resources needed monthly to feed our animals, provide educational outreach opportunities, support worldwide conservation efforts, and rehab and release local wildlife.
Make your dedication a tradition with an annual fund gift to The Living Desert. Your gift will support daily operations and initiatives including: field trip scholarships for local school children, field conservation projects, and of course, providing the highest level of animal care to the zoo’s residents.
Honor a loved one and show your support and appreciation for desert wildlife. Your gift will serve as a loving tribute and provide a lasting contribution to The Living Desert. Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one or in recognition of a milestone or accomplishment.
Memorial gifts recognize an individual’s passion and love for The Living Desert, while providing a lasting tribute in their honor.
Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to recognize a joyous occasion or milestone, like a wedding, anniversary, graduation or birthday.
Create a legacy of your dedication to the conservation work and education programs of The Living Desert by leaving a gift in your will or trust. A charitable bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make.
Align with similar interests. Join The Heritage Society and be part of a select group who have stated their intentions to leave a deferred gift in their estate to The Living Desert.
Endowment fund donations are structured so that the principal amount is kept intact while the investment income is available for use by The Living Desert, thus sustaining the Zoo and Gardens for the future. If you’d like to learn more about gifts of $5,000 or more or receive a briefing and tour of The Living Desert, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (760) 346-5694, ext. 2166.
The Living Desert is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. (EIN 95-3385354).