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Donation Requests

The Henry Vilas Park Zoological Society is happy to assist with fundraisers held by local community organizations by donating auction items whenever possible. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, we require the following:

  • Recipients must be 501c(3) nonprofit organizations. Priority will be given to Madison and Dane County organizations, followed by other Wisconsin locations. Out of state requests are rarely approved.
  • Recipients must send an acknowledgement or thank you letter for a donated item which includes the winning value of the auctioned item.
  • Annual Deadlines: Requests must be received by the following dates to be considered:
    • October 1: For events in November, December, January or February
    • February 1: For events in March, April or May
    • May 1: For events in June, July, August, September & October

Requests will be automatically denied if these guidelines are not followed.

Click here to fill out the donation request form and send via mail, fax or email to:

Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo
606 South Randall Avenue
Madison, WI 53715
Fax: (608) 258-1490
friendsofthezoo@vilaszoo.org