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Support Your Zoo
Read the Spring 2014 message from President/CEO Jack Mulvena.

Donations are accepted online, in person, or via mail to:


Naples Zoo
Attn: Development
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples FL 34102-5260

Thank you. If you have any questions, please call us
at 239.262.5409 ext 144 Monday through Friday.







A Trusted Nonprofit
Accredited as both a zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is an award-winning charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization reaching over 360,000 guests a year with its conservation and education mission and caring for rare flora and fauna here and around the world including planting over 100,000 trees a year in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. (VIDEO OVERVIEW)

Without You, There is No Zoo
Unlike many zoos, Naples Zoo receive no funding from the City, County, or State. Without donors like you, children would not have the joy of hand-feeding a giraffe or seeing new fascinating animals like the giant anteater. See how donations like yours have already made a difference!

FAQ
Who Operates Naples Zoo?
How is the Zoo Funded?
When Did the Zoo Become Nonprofit?
Who Recognizes Naples Zoo's Efforts?
Who Accredits Naples Zoo?
Video Overview

Who Operates Naples Zoo?
The nonprofit is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. Daily operations and planning are carried out by the President/CEO and senior management team.

How is the Zoo Funded?
Unlike many zoos, its operations are NOT subsidized by city, county, or state dollars. Animal care, education programs, enhanced wildlife habitats, and conservation efforts are funded by earned revenue and tax-deductible donations. Even so, the Zoo gives back to the community with benefits greater than many publicly funded zoos.

When Did the Zoo Become Nonprofit?
The new nonprofit Naples Zoo, Inc. assumed operations on December 19, 2005 building on the rich history of this beloved institution and its impact on generations of visitors. This is when the private nonprofit The Naples Zoo, Inc. began leasing the land under a long-term contract from Collier County.

Documentation
Florida Department of State Division of Corporations record | IRS Form 990
Division of Consumer Services | 2013 Audit | Determination Letter

Who Recognizes Naples Zoo's Efforts?
The nonprofit Zoo and Garden has been the recipient of a variety of accolades over recent years including:
  • The Community Foundation of Collier County: Awarded the prestigious Harvey Kapnick Award for exemplifying program excellence.
  • Gulfshore Business magazine: Recognized the Zoo as one of the top charitable organizations in Southwest Florida.
  • Great Nonprofits: Ranked as a top-rated nonprofit.
  • Gulfshore Life magazine: Voted the "Best Place to Take the Kids" for many years.
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums: Highlighted Naples Zoo as one of the top funders of field conservation efforts as a percentage of budget.
Who Accredits Naples Zoo?
We are nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the international organization which sets the world's highest standards for animal care, conservation, safety, research, and education. We are also a member of the American Public Gardens Association and are accredited by The Morton Register of Arboreta

Support your Zoo today! Questions? Call 239.262.5409 ext 144 or e-mail.


Donations are accepted online, in person at the Zoo,
or via mail to:


Naples Zoo
Attn: Development
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd
Naples FL 34102-5260


Thank you. If you have any questions, please call us
at 239.262.5409 ext 144 Monday through Friday.


Naples Zoo Overview

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens seeks to delight you with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. As you enjoy the Zoo and historic garden, we want you to understand that all of us have great power to change the future for people and animals by what we purchase, how we live, and whom we support.

Important: The IRS requires us to inform you that the amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount of any money (and the value of any property other than money) contributed by you over the value of the goods or services provided by the Naples Zoo. Please consult your tax advisor. Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF THE NAPLES ZOO, INC. MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 800/435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important: The IRS requires us to inform you that the amount of your contribution that is deductible for federal income tax purposes is limited to the excess of the amount of any money (and the value of any property other than money) contributed by you over the value of the goods or services provided by the Naples Zoo.  Please consult your tax advisor. Naples Zoo is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF THE NAPLES ZOO, INC. MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE, 800/435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.   Based on standard practices, earnings on invested restricted gifts are periodically transferred to Naples Zoo's Operating Account.

Gifts to the Naples Zoo Endowment Fund can be made in many forms, all mutually advantageous to both donor and the Zoo.  Gifts of cash, stocks and bonds, cash bequests or insurance proceeds can be made to the Endowment Fund, which will provide ongoing revenue to the Zoo for many years.  Our staff will be happy to discuss such a gift with you, and your accountant or attorney can identify the tax savings that can result from such an arrangement. 


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