Support the Center

Teaching the world for more than 40 years.

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The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that depends primarily upon private donations to support its life-saving work as a teaching hospital for wildlife veterinary medicine. Contributions to the Wildlife Center are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Make a Donation

Interested in making a donation? There are many ways to support our work. You can use this form, or our full-page donation form, to make a secure donation online. Options include making a one-time gift, a recurring donation, or a contribution dedicated in honor or in memory of someone. Other ways you can give:

  • Help support our Ambassador Animals, visit our Caring for Critters page.
  • Become a day sponsor of our Critter Cams, visit our Critter Cams Sponsorship form.
  • Give by mail, make your check payable to the Wildlife Center of Virginia and mail it to:

    The Wildlife Center of Virginia
    P.O. Box 1557
    Waynesboro, VA 22980

    Or call 540.942.9453 for additional information. The Center’s front desk is staffed seven days per week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wildlife Center can accept many types of donations. Visit our Ways to Give page to find out more. 

More About Our Work

The Center works hard to be an effective and efficient non-profit — we strive to keep our administrative and fundraising costs to a minimum, so that we can do the best job possible as a wildlife hospital and education center.

Your donation to the Wildlife Center of Virginia will help provide:

  • Life-saving emergency medical care to sick, injured, and orphaned wild animals;
  • Care, feeding, and rehabilitation for wildlife patients during their recovery, and ongoing care to the 20+ animals — part of the Center’s education and outreach team — that now call the Wildlife Center home;
  • Support for our outreach programs, including Critter Cam, that help children and adults to be good stewards of their environment and true friends to wildlife.

Interested in learning more about our work and our relationship with donors?  Watch this three-minute video from the Giving Library about some of the profound results our supporters have helped us achieve.

Other Types of Donations

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There are many ways to support the work of the Wildlife Center. Your gift can take the form of an estate bequest, a sustaining gift, or an in-kind contribution of supplies or food. The Center participates in both the Combined Federal Campaign and the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.  

Read more about the types of support the Wildlife Center can receive, and the many avenues for donors to support our work. Or go directly to:

Sustaining Donors

Recurring donations provide a solid foundation for our work year-round.

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Bequests and Estate Planning

Legacy giving helps us meet current needs, and set ambitious future goals.

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Donating Supplies and Food

Food or supplies provide immediate impact for the animals in our care.

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More Donor Resources

Latest Audited Financial Statement

Latest IRS Form 990

Our Donor Privacy Policy

The Wildlife Center of Virginia never sells, rents, trades, or otherwise shares our supporters' names, mailing addresses, email addresses, or other personal information with any other organization. This policy applies to both online and offline donors. The Wildlife Center never sends out solicitations on behalf of other organizations.

For more information about our privacy practices, see the Wildlife Center of Virginia Privacy Policy.