The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 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, 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 that we can continue expanding our services!  All donations are tax-deductible.

If you would like to donate to the WFVZ, please contact us! We have opportunities for Membership, Planned Giving, and other creative ways to contribute!

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Or check our Donation Wish List

If you would like to donate your time, check our Volunteer page


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You can also support WFVZ simply by directing your online shopping through Amazon Smile.
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support WFVZ every time you shop – and it comes at zero cost to you. When you shop on AmazonSmile the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by you. You just have to select us as your charity and use instead of whenever you shop

To register:

  • Visit Amazon Smile
  • Search for “Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology” in the search box
  • Press the yellow “Select” button when the name comes up
  • Remember to use for your online shopping!