Oregon Zoo Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews


4001 Sw Canyon Road Portland OR 97221 USA


To foster community pride and involvement in the oregon zoo and to secure financial support for the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare programs.


Membership services- operate a membership program that supports the daily operations of the oregon zoo and fosters the meaningful and lasting impact of the zoo in our community by providing members endless opportunities to engage in and learn about the zoo's conservation, education and animal welfare efforts.

zoo support- raise funds that are granted to the oregon zoo to support its work in: conservation to ensure the long-term survival of species and their habitats, including restoring populations of native species in the pacific northwest; public education to empower learners of all ages to take action on behalf of wildlife and nature; and animal welfare that provides the best lives possible for the animals in the zoo's care. Provide operational support for improvements to the oregon zoo including upgrades to existing habitats, interpretive displays and programmatic activities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My personal experience (2 family retired over age 60 folks) is that this foundation really RECOGNIZES their donors, caters to them and tries to give quality experiences to match their voluntary gifts .As we know there are many charities clamoring for our dollars The Oregon Zoo delivers value for dollar. The zoo has metro (govt) employees who work WELL with the donor foundation volunteers and donors - not always the case.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOTHING. but the great nonprofits needs to make it easier for me to see my annual reviews. What you show is last years review and it does not give me confort.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

We love zoos. This is our local Zoo even though we are in WA stata, this zoo is the closest (oregon)

Why did you make your donation at this time?

they sent out an appeal to the bird exhibit update

What would you tell others about this organization?

They value volunteers and donors. They have programs for all ages. The keepers care about their animals and are supported by funding. OZF gives value for your donor dollars.

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12 people found this review helpful

The Oregon Zoo Foundation is completely integrated with the Zoo Operation and puts its/your "money where the commitment is". They just recently completed and opened an African Exhibit that came in on budget and are working on a new ape exhibit. They use the money wisely and have great project management relative to other Zoo's I have donated and volunteered with such that YOUR donor money actually shows up in a completed project! They acknowledge their donors with special previews and use LOCAL merchants to provide the goodies (eats and drinks) at these events. I like that. I recommend involvement in the OREGON ZOO FOUNDATION. Also a plus - foundation members use email extensively, are available in great number at their donor events and I have found their backgrounds to be very deep in the field (they hire well).

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Viewing their completed African Safari exhibit and meeting with the folks who are helping with the new vet center (bond issue pays for the building but donations to this foundation are needed to buy what goes in it!)

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing to change it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Seeing my dollars used effectively to enhance the Oregon Zoo. Seeing the commitment of the foundation staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Qualified, enthusiastic and dedicated to their job.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Completely redo any old exhibit they found on this wonderful zoo if need be!

Ways to make it better...

could not have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

managing the projects, the donations and volunteers to maximum benefit of the zoo. They have a lot of activities to coordinate!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love this zoo. I have been to over 50 zoos worldwide and it is right up there with the best.

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