FAQs about Supporting Chimp Haven
1. Who Supports Chimp Haven?
While Chimp Haven does receive partial government funding to help us care for federally retired research chimpanzees, we also rely deeply on the generosity of individuals just like you. Without community support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations we could not provide the chimps with the retirement they deserve. We hope you’ll consider making a donation today.
2. Does the Government Funding Provide All the Money Required to Build and Operate Chimp Haven’s Facilities?
No. As a part of the government contract, NIH requires Chimp Haven to match at least 10% of the construction costs and 25 % of the operating costs. Private donations are required for 100% of the cost of care for chimpanzees not retired by the government, such as former pet chimpanzees. The government does not cover any of the costs of our education programs or additional facilities needed for chimpanzee housing and support.
3. How Do I Donate to Chimp Haven?
You can make a secure online donation by visiting the donation page of our website. You may also make a gift over the phone by calling (318) 925-9575.
If you’d prefer to send a check, please mail to:
13600 Chimpanzee Place
Keithville, LA 71047
4. What is the Best Friends Program?
Your donation to the Best Friends Program allows you to provide support for a particular chimpanzee of your choosing. There are five giving levels for this program, but with every level you will receive an official Best Friend Certificate. Please visit our Best Friends page to learn more about this program. It also makes a great gift!
5. How Do I Donate Items on Your Wish List?
We are always in great need of a variety of items for our sanctuary. You’ll find a list of items, some new and some used, on our Wish List page. Be sure you also click on the link to our Amazon wish list which can be found on this same page. If you donate through Amazon, please be sure to include your name and address on your order so that we’ll know who the gift came from and we can properly offer you our thanks.
6. Can I Volunteer?
Volunteers play a vital role in the operational success of Chimp Haven. They can help with special events, make treats for the chimpanzees, help with office work or work on other special projects. To learn more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.