Animal Charities Like Ours Need Your Support

Many people do not realize that the majority of non-profit organizations get their funding from individuals. According to Giving USA, in 2018, individuals accounted for 70% of all giving or over $292 billion. Fundraising is a challenge for most, if not all charities, but it is even more challenging for animal charities. The same report revealed that out of all contributions made to non-profit organizations, only 3% was allocated to the animal welfare and environment sector.


Endangered Species

Another fact many people are not aware of is that both orangutans and chimpanzees are endangered species.
As one of many animal charities, the Center for Great Apes stands apart as the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in North America.

The Center receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of individuals like you in order to fulfill its mission to provide a permanent sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees. CGA’s apes were either retired from the entertainment industry, research, or are no longer wanted as exotic pets. 100% of all donations made to the Center for Great Apes go directly to the care of the orangutan and chimpanzee residents and the operation of the sanctuary.


As one of the smallest funded sectors, we hope you’ll realize the importance of giving to animal charities like the Center for Great Apes. There are many ways you can help. You can become a sanctuary memberadopt an ape or become a monthly giving partner. For a full list of ways you can offer support, visit How You Can Help.


We Need Your Help

As the only accredited orangutan sanctuary in the country and one of a handful of accredited chimpanzee sanctuaries, the Center for Great Apes has been rescuing great apes for 30 years. The Center for Great Apes does not receive funding from the federal or state governments. We are supported by donations from generous people like you, who care about the future of our orangutans and chimpanzees (both endangered species).

Center for Orangutan and Chimpanzee Conservation, Inc. dba Center for Great Apes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, FEID 65-0444725.

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