Guide to Giving

Father and daughter enjoy giraffe encounter together photo

Donations are our lifeline.

Our loyal supporters help the Zoo grow, improve and provide memorable guest experiences with every visit. Every donation counts!

As one of only a handful of zoos in the United States that does not receive any tax support to operate, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo relies solely on donations, membership dues, admissions and grants for funding. Your support is critical to our future. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
– Learn about our future and how we’re growing and evolving for tomorrow.

– Our Mission and Vision guiding us in everything we do and why.

Performance and Accountability


Non-profit Status

Governed by a volunteer board of community leaders, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is recognized as an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

As one of only a handful of accredited zoos in the country that does not receive local or regional public tax support, nearly 100 percent of the Zoo’s income is generated from earned revenues, membership dues, donations, corporate sponsors and grants.


Annual Reports

Amur tiger cub photo

A Journey through the Years.

As an independent non-profit 501C(3), Cheyenne Mountain Zoo publishes an annual report featuring a financial summary of support, revenue and expenses, highlights of the year, attendance, recognition of donors, Board of Directors and future direction.

Choose a fiscal year below (May 1 – April 30):


2018-2019 Annual Report

2017-2018 Annual Report

2016-2017 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

2014-2015 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2012-2013 Annual Report

2011-2012 Annual Report

2010-2011 Annual Report

2009-2010 Annual Report

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007-2008 Annual Report

2006-2007 Annual Report



Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Endowment Fund, For the Year May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019.

Legal Information

Legal Name: Cheyenne Mountain Zoological Society
Tax ID number: 84-0407039
Address: 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA


AZA Accreditation

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of accredited zoos and aquariums in the areas of animal care, wildlife conservation, education and science. AZA is America’s leading accrediting organization for zoos and aquariums and accredits only those institutions that have achieved rigorous standards for animal care, education, wildlife conservation and science. Founded in 1924, AZA has more than 225 accredited members and is building North America’s largest wildlife conservation movement.



Donor Confidentiality Statement

Donor Confidentiality Statement
(Download as PDF)

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo understands the importance of protecting our donors’ privacy. We value our donors and the support they provide the Zoo, and will make it our utmost priority to protect their privacy (and identity, if desired). We will show respect to our donors and to the gifts that they give to the Zoo by ensuring that all staff members, volunteers, and trustees exhibit the highest discretion when dealing with donor records of any kind, including but not limited to financial, personal or organizational information, as well as regulating the way records are accessed, stored, and destroyed. The Zoo will take steps to ensure our donors’ privacy is protected by divulging donor information only when appropriate and only to appropriate parties. The Zoo will not sell, trade or share donor’s personal information with anyone else nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations; we will only share personal information once the donor has given the Zoo specific permission to do so. Our donors can trust that their information is safe with Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.


Ways to Give

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For more information

Please contact Kelley Parker, Director of Development at [email protected] or 719-424-7810.