Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Annual Giving

The Annual Giving program at the Blank Park Zoo is synonymous with its daily operational budget.  The Zoo’s educational services, maintenance, conservation programs, and animal care are underwritten by the generous gifts made by members of the community.  Did you know there are 183 different animal species and over 2,800 animals living at the Zoo? Maintaining quality animal care and providing unique guest experiences is the Zoo’s number one priority, and every single gift helps make that possible.

The Blank Park Zoo is committed to its donors and seeks to help individuals and families reach their philanthropic goals through their involvement with the Zoo. Your generosity brings nature to the public, and allows people to carry forward a greater understanding of the natural world.


There are several easy ways to make your contribution:

By Mail

To make an Annual Fund gift, please send your contribution to:

Blank Park Zoo
Attention: Development Department
7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

By Phone or E-mail

For your convenience, you can email or you can contact the Blank Park Zoo at 515.974.2593.


Make a secure contribution online.

A Special Reminder

You may also send gifts of stock, mutual funds, or other securities. These types of gifts not only help further the Blank Park Zoo’s mission — they provide contributors with significant tax benefits.

The Blank Park Zoo is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions are deductible for federal and state income tax purposes as provided by law.

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