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Denver Zoological Foundation

Donate any amount today to help Denver Zoo's animals continue to THRIVE! It costs over $130,000 each year to provide enrichment and browse for 3,000 animals. If you can help us raise $65,000 TODAY, it will be MATCHED-covering the cost of enrichment and browse for A FULL YEAR!

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General Information

General
Official Name
Denver Zoological Foundation Inc​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
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Former Name(s)
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Acronym
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Date Established
1956
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0502539
Addresses
Headquarters Address
2300 Steele Street
Denver, CO 80205
Colorado Location
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Mailing Address
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Other Address
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Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
720-337-1400 x71460
Voice Calls Only
Fax Number
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Other Phone Number
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Web/Email
Email
support@denverzoo.org
Website
www.denverzoo.org
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Mission Statement

Denver Zoo Mission:
Inspiring communities to save wildlife for future generations.

If Denver Zoo receives 10% of the total donations made on Colorado Gives Day, we will receive 10% of $1.6 Million Incentive Fund - that's an additional $160,000!

Organization History

Founded in 1896, Denver Zoo was part of the City of Denver Parks & Recreation Department until July 1956 when the city and Denver Zoological Foundation established a public/private partnership giving operation, management, and fundraising responsibilities to the non-profit Foundation that is governed by an elected board of trustees.

Denver Zoo reaches approximately 2 million people through on-grounds attendance and outreach programs. In addition, we have over 65,000 member households.

Denver Zoo was awarded The Association of Zoos and Aquariums' inaugural Green Award, ranking the zoo as the greenest zoo in the country for its outstanding sustainability practices. The zoo was recognized for leading efforts in sustainability through its Sustainable Management System, which provides an institutional-wide framework to identify, implement, measure, report, and improve operations to reduce the zoo's environmental impact.

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