Giving by Check

Please make checks payable to Wildlife Conservation Network and mail them to 209 Mississippi Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 with a note indicating what species you would like your donation to go to, if any. Please include your address for the mailing of tax information.

Giving through Your Employer

Many employers match charitable donations, increasing the impact of your donation on wildlife conservation. Check with your company to find out if they will match your donation.

WCN is also a participating member of Aid for Africa—a unique partnership of nonprofit organizations serving families and communities throughout Africa. Donate to WCN as part of the Combined Federal Campaign through Aid for Africa. CFC# 63038.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

You can make a donation on behalf of, in honor of, or in memory of someone. To make a tribute or memorial gift online, please choose the amount of your donation. In the Donation Options section of the donate page, check the box “Dedicate my donation on behalf of, in honor of, or in memory of someone.” You will then be able to enter additional information. If you include email address for that person, they will receive an email with a photo of the animal the donation is supporting and information about the project that the donation is supporting.

You can also make a tribute or memorial donation by calling our office at 415-202-6380.

Donating Stock or Other Securities

You can use your portfolio to support wildlife conservation around the world. Please contact Kelly Wilson  for more details at 415-202-6387 or

Planned Giving

Estate and Gift Planning

Bequests and other planned gifts from forward-thinking individuals play a crucial role in Wildlife Conservation Network's continued ability to save endangered species by supporting innovative and effective conservation entrepreneurs.

If you are considering including WCN in your estate planning, we hope this information will help you make choices on the gifts that can help you accomplish multiple goals with your donation. Making a planned gift to WCN offers you a flexible and simple way to combine your love of wildlife with financial planning. A planned gift may help you give more to wildlife conservation than you thought possible while still providing you or someone you designate with favorable financial and/or tax benefits. All gifts will be used for the highest good toward preserving animals and their habitats for generations to come.

Listed below are some examples of the types of assets you can use to fund a planned gift to Wildlife Conservation Network. This information is meant as a general guide about ways of giving and potential financial benefits and is not meant to provide tax or legal advice. Before making a gift, you should consult with your attorney or financial advisor.

Click here for Legal Designation Language to include WCN in your estate plans.

For more information, please contact the WCN office at 415-202-6380 or email

Types of Gifts

Will or Revocable Trust

Through your will or revocable living trust you can specify some or all of your assets come to WCN after your lifetime and which species you would like to support.

Retirement Plan

Naming WCN as one of the beneficiaries or sole beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple way to support WCN. In addition, the proceeds would be tax free for WCN, whereas the income would be taxable to your heirs.

Life Insurance

When your family's needs change and you no longer feel you need a life insurance policy, designating WCN as beneficiary or sole owner of your policy is a simple, tax-efficient way to give. After your lifetime, the benefits from your policy pass to WCN free of federal estate tax.

Bank, Brokerage and Other Accounts

Naming WCN as the beneficiary of an account, such as a bank or brokerage account, or an asset, such as a certificate of deposit (CD), means the asset will pass directly to WCN after your lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuities

Charitable gift annuities are a way to receive a steady income stream while supporting wildlife after your lifetime. WCN offers charitable gift annuities using the recommended rates set by the American Council on Gift Annuities. Sample gift annuity rates as of November 2, 2015 (unchanged since January 1, 2012):

  • Age 65: 4.7%
  • Age 70: 5.1%
  • Age 75: 5.8%
  • Age 80: 6.8%

The minimum gift amount for a WCN charitable gift annuity is $10,000, with a minimum age of 60. For more information on setting up an annuity with WCN, please contact or call us at (415) 202-6380.