How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank
All support comes from individual memberships, private donor support, and grants from animal welfare foundations. The Center does not receive any type of government funding. There is an ongoing need for lifetime care for these great apes as well as others still in desperate situations needing care, so the Center is in a continuous mode of fundraising.
As a member of the Center for Great Apes, you’ll be helping to care for the rescued apes at the sanctuary as well as offering refuge for those apes still in need.
All members will receive a subscription to our newsletter and an invitation to our annual member events held at the sanctuary.
Additionally, members joining at higher levels may schedule special visits to the sanctuary.
Those joining at the Chimpanzee and Orangutan Family levels ($250-$999) may a schedule a walking tour of the sanctuary grounds for up to six family members.
Memberships at the Great Ape Family level ($1000-$9999) will include a private "behind-the-scenes" tour of the sanctuary and facilities for up to eight family members or guests.
Those contributing at the Founder's Club level ($10,000 and above) may schedule an overnight stay in one of our guest cabins with a day of special “behind-the-scenes” tours.
If you would like to help financially with the care of a particular chimpanzee or orangutan that is special to you, we have a personalized "Adoption" opportunity for sponsorship of that ape. For a donation of $150, you will receive an adoption certificate, frame quality photograph with biography of your special chimpanzee or orangutan, and become a member of the sanctuary for one year.
For $10,000 you can become a special guardian of a particular chimpanzee or orangutan for one full year and have the opportunity for a unique overnight stay in our guest cottage. Also included is a private “behind-the-scenes” tour and a day of observing the activities of your adopted ape.
Give an "Adopted Ape" as a gift to a friend or loved one!