Corporate Philanthropy

Corporate Philanthropy at Brookfield Zoo

Programs You Can Stand Behind

The Chicago Zoological Society provides a unique opportunity for your company to demonstrate a commitment to
conservation, environmental education, animal care and welfare, and community outreach through philanthropic support.

From training for early childhood professionals to an innovative, three-year veterinary residency program, we train more than 3,000 conservation leaders each year. Further, our award-winning, communitydriven education and outreach initiatives reach underresourced neighborhoods here in Chicago and as far away as Botswana and Peru.

  • Zoo Adventure Passport!, providing parents and young children with opportunities to visit natural areas and explore nature together in a series of yearlong activities.
  • A Zoo for All, striving to ensure inclusion and access to our programs, exhibits, and facilities for people with disabilities.
  • Animal Ambassador Program, creating one-of-a-kind emotional connections between our guests and animals.
  • Conservation Science Programs, fostering an interest in science and nature among a diverse group of middle school and high school students.
  • NatureStart, training for early childhood informal and formal educators who work in nature centers, Head Start programs, and zoos and aquariums across the country.
  • Bottlenose Dolphin Research, conducting a landmark study of a wild dolphin population since 1970.
  • Animal Enrichment, creating opportunities for our animals to engage in naturalistic behaviors that stimulate mental and physical wellness.


Adopt an Animal

Adopt an Animal today

Share the care and adopt one of your favorite animals today.

Double Your Impact

Double Your Impact!

Find out if your company has a matching gift policy and double (or triple) the impact of your gift!

Women's Board

Women's Board

Learn more about the Women’s Board and their efforts to advance the Society’s mission.