The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology is a non-profit public charity. Thus, it is not supported by the state or a University. Instead, the WFVZ relies on charitable donations and gifts from individuals and foundations, and grants and contracts for specific research projects. We also have a membership program, that you can find here, through which individuals and families can partner with us. If you like the Foundation’s mission, programs, and beautiful facility, we hope you will consider making a donation so we can continue expanding our services! All donations are tax-deductible.

For those that would rather donate their time, the museum is always looking for more volunteers. You can find additional information on what volunteers do, and how you can apply here.