FAQs

1. Who supports Chimp Haven?
2. Does the government funding provide all the money required to build and operate Chimp Haven’s facilities?
3. How do I donate to Chimp Haven? (answer: tax-deductible)
4. What is the Best Friends Program?
5. How do I donate items on your wish list?
6. Can I volunteer?

1. Who supports Chimp Haven?

Chimp Haven relies on the generosity of individuals like you. We cannot exist without your donations which help defray the expense of caring for our large community of chimpanzees. Please visit our Donation page to donate online. Support from individuals, corporations, organizations, foundations, and government provide the funding for the care of the chimpanzees and operation of the sanctuary.

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 donation by visiting our donation page or by mailing a check to: Chimp Haven, 13600 Chimpanzee Place, Keithville, LA 71047 (Please put “website” in the memo section of your check)

4. What is the Best Friends Program?

For a small donation, you can adopt a chimpanzee for one year at Chimp Haven and become a “best friend.” You will receive an official Best Friend Certificate with your donation. Please visit our Best Friends page to learn more about this program. It makes a great gift!

5. How do I donate items on your wish list?

We are always in need of many types of items for our sanctuary. Due to the nature of our work, we have ongoing needs for new and used items which are listed on our Wish List page. We also have a wish list posted on www.amazon.com . To access this list, click on the link and enter Chimp Haven in the search box.

6. Can I volunteer?

Chimp Haven needs volunteers to help with events, make treats for the chimpanzees, help with office work and work on facility projects. For volunteer opportunities, please e-mail volunteers@chimphaven.org.