Giving to The Raptor Center

Giving to The Raptor Center

Our generous donors help us rehabilitate sick and injured birds, train conservation-minded veterinarians and students, reach thousands in the community with our education programs, and conduct exciting research that shapes raptor and environmental conservation.

Over 60% of our budget, and 100% of our clinic work, is funded through donations from public support. Consider a gift today by visiting our secure online giving site.

Why give? Donations help provide:

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  • Care and treatment of more than 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year
  • Raptor education programs for thousands of children and adults nationwide
  • Specialized training for veterinarians in raptor medicine, surgery, and rehabilitation
  • Ongoing research and conservation efforts on behalf of avian species

Other types of donation opportunities

Matching gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs. Please check if your employer matches gifts:

  • Search for your employer on the matching gifts page
  • Contact your employer to inquire if it offers a matching gift program

Tribute gifts

Celebrate or honor family members, friends, associates, volunteers, or that special someone on any occasion. We will send a distinctive card to the person or the family of the person in whose name your gift is made. Make your tribute gift using our secure online form.

Planned giving

Charitable estate and income tax planning can help you meet your philanthropic goals. If you would like help in creating your plan or want to give a gift today, please call Ellen Orndorf, development officer, 612-624-8457, eorndorf@umn.edu.

For assistance, please contact Ellen Orndorf at eorndorf@umn.edu or 612-624-8457.

The Raptor Center depends on public support for 60% of our annual budget.

Please give today.