Request a Donation from the Erie Zoological Society

UPDATE: All donation requests are temporarily closed due to Covid-19 cutbacks. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to open them again soon.

The Erie Zoological Society is honored to support charitable organizations that impact our community through in-kind donations. We receive hundreds of request each year; it is not possible to fulfill them all. Below is a list of eligibility criteria to see if your organization is qualified.


Eligibility in Requesting a Donation:

  • My organization is located within 80 miles of the Erie Zoo.
  • My event is three (3) weeks or more away.
  • If a donation is received, I agree to recognize the Erie Zoological Society.
  • A written request about your event is submitted via form below or mailed to P.O. Box 3268 Erie, PA 16508.
  • Phone requests cannot be processed. Please use online form ONLY.


Please Note:

  • In an effort to allocate our donations across a variety of organizations in our community, the Erie Zoological Society will not donate to the same organization more than once per year.
  • The Erie Zoological Society will not accept requests for any monetary donations.


Application Process:

  • All requests must be submitted three (3) weeks prior to your event and through our form below.
  • Donations will be mailed. (For mailed donation requests - pre-stamped envelopes are appreciated.)
  • The Erie Zoological Society has the right to determine what is donated to any organization and all decisions made are final.

NOTE: Please call (814) 864-4091 x272 if you have any questions.