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Tax Deduction Information

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is a nonprofit organization, charitable tax ID number 52-0853312. All donations are 100 percent tax deductible. 

Portions of FONZ memberships, event tickets, and Adopt a Species packages are also tax-deductible.

FONZ Memberships

Membership Level Deductible Amount
Standard, Premier, Premier Plus 100% of membership dues
Patron Circle $250
Sponsor Circle $476
Benefactor Circle $976
Director Council $2,133
Explorer Council $4,633
Ambassador Council $9,633

FONZ Ticketed Events

Event Deductible Amount
ZooFari: Dine for Wildlife All but $75 of each ticket
Brew at the Zoo All but $25 of each ticket
Zoo Uncorked All but $25 of each ticket
Conservation Discovery Day 100% of each ticket
Boo at the Zoo All but $10 of each ticket
Night of the Living Zoo All but $15 of each ticket
BrewLights at ZooLights All but $15 of each ticket

Adopt a Species Program

Adopt Level Deductible Amount
$75 $55
$1,000 $970