Be a Chimpanzee Pal

Be a part of the family by joining the Chimpanzee Pal program! Ready to donate? Go here.

From just $35, you or your gift recipient can become a Chimpanzee Pal. Click here or scroll down to see the pal levels and benefits.

When you sponsor a chimpanzee you are helping to cover food, medical, and direct care costs for that individual – and you get photos and stories about their lives at the sanctuary! All pal sponsorship money goes towards the direct care of the chimpanzees and your gift is 100% tax deductible.

Become a pal yourself or give the gift of a pal sponsorship for a birthday, holiday or special occasion. Review the donation levels below, choose the chimpanzee you’d like to sponsor, and then click here to fill out the donation form. Welcome to the family!

 

Donation Levels:

Junior Pal: One-time donation of $35
You or your gift recipient receives:
4x6 photo
2 team chimp stickers

Junior Pal Plus: One-time donation of $75
You or your gift recipient receives:
4x6 photo
2 team chimp stickers
A photo of your pal in a magnetic frame

Alpha Pal: Recurring $20/month or one-time donation of $240
You or your gift recipient receives:
Your name or your gift recipient’s name on your pal’s webpage
Quarterly updates on your pal
End of year thank you letter
5x7 matted photo of your pal
Window decal

Best Friends Pal: Recurring $50/month or one-time donation of $600
Honor the gift of friendship by sponsoring both Annie and Missy and receive a very special gift.
You or your gift recipient receives:
4x6 photo
Your name (and/or your BFF gift recipient’s name) on Annie's and Missy’s webpages
Quarterly updates
End of year thank you letter
Two window decals
Missy and Annie "Best Friends" Necklaces (see photo below)

best friends necklaces

 

Ready to be a pal and make your donation? Go here.

Guidelines for Gifts

The chimps have such a wonderful family of supporters. Every week, we receive packages of food and enrichment from people all across the country. We rely on these gifts to keep the cupboards stocked and the enrichment bins full, which in turn helps keep the chimps happy. To ensure that we are able to use all of your generous donations, please take a look at our health and safety guidelines for food and enrichment.

If you follow the blog, you know that we serve a wide variety of food to the chimps. But for their health and safety, we follow these food rules:

  • Nothing homemade prepared outside of the chimp house kitchen – Because we can never be 100% sure of the ingredients or the conditions in which foods are prepared, we don't give the chimps any homemade foods (e.g. baked goods, trail mix, etc.).
  • No added sugar – We limit the sugar in the chimps' diet to sugar from natural sources such as whole fruit. Captive chimpanzees are at significant risk for diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. We've found that with enough variety, chimpanzees will continue to get excited about healthy food, so we're confident that they don't feel deprived. When we do give foods that are sweetened, they're generally used to deliver medication (Gatorade is a favorite). If you do send food, check the ingredients label – you'd be amazed at the things they add sugar to (like dried fruit! Why?).
  • No salt – There is a relationship between sodium and heart disease in humans, and the same is thought to hold true for chimpanzees. Therefore, to be on the safe side, we limit the amount of salt in their diet.
  • No mangoes – Mangoes are great for chimps in general, but we have reason to believe that Annie is allergic to them.
  • No meat, dairy, or eggs – The chimps at CSNW get plenty of protein from nuts, seeds, beans, and primate chow.
  • Very limited grains and processed food – The chimps do get treats from time to time, but we try to stick to fresh foods and whole grains as much as possible. Acceptable grains and processed foods include whole grain pasta, brown rice, quinoa, and old-fashioned oats.

Variety is just as important when it comes to enrichment. We try to give them a little bit of everything, but for their safety, we follow these guidelines. Please note that these rules have changed over the years as we have observed the chimps interacting with different types of enrichment. Please also note that these rules apply to CSNW only and that other facilities must make their own determination as to what is safe for the particular chimpanzees in their care.

  • No glass, wire, metal, large staples, or sharp edges
  • No batteries or battery operated toys (even when the batteries are removed)
  • No soft/flexible rubber, latex, soft/thin plastic, or foam, or styrofoam
  • No small beads or beans in stuffed toys
  • No tape
  • No paintbrushes with metal tips
  • No etch-a-sketches
  • No needle point
  • No pens
  • No ribbon or string
  • In addition,
    • All art supplies must be labeled as "nontoxic"
    • Inedible objects between 1/2" and 2" (i.e., between the size of a raisin and a clementine) pose a risk if ingested. Therefore, we screen out these object from the chimps' enrichment. This includes objects inside of toys that could be accessed by the chimps if the toy was broken open.

We understand that these guidelines are restrictive and may be difficult to follow. If you have any questions about an item that you would like to donate, please feel free to contact us.

You can also earmark a monetary gift towards enrichment so that the staff can purchase acceptable items.

Thanks so much for your support – and keep those donations coming! As you can see from the blog, the chimps' lives are enriched each day by your generous gifts.

Distribute Promotional Materials


Contact Diana if you would like to distribute print materials.

Thanks to Loudmouse Graphic Design and Sappi Ideas that Matter we have amazing new promotional print materials.

Foxie postcard Foxie postcard back

The Sappi Ideas that Matter grant enabled us to print and distribute thousands of postcards like the Foxie card above (a different design for each chimpanzee).

Plus 4- panel brochures:

brochures brochure inside

 

12-page booklets:

booklet booklet spread
 

And Posters:

negraposter

 

Seattle's Poster Giant learned of our project and donated their services by hanging 100 posters of Negra at various businesses in Seattle.

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We also have small but very effective "calling cards," printed by W.I.G.T., available through our online store.

callingcardjody1 callingcardback

Contact Diana if you would like calling cards, brochures, booklets or 18x24in posters to distribute or if you have other promotional ideas.

Help Us Fundraise

Interested in holding your own fundraising events or initiatives or helping with CSNW sponsored events? Email us at donate@ChimpsNW.org with your ideas.


Designate your AmazonSmile.com purchases for the chimps



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Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Buy and Sell on eBay for Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest!


Here’s how:

Buy:

You can find whatever you're looking for on eBay – from books to clothes to new cars and more. You can get a great deal and support the chimpanzees at the same time through our membership in the eBay Giving Works program.

Shop now - find current listings on ebay that support Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Sell:

You can also support us when you sell on eBay. Just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price the next time you list something great. Did you know that charity listings often get more bids and higher prices than regular eBay listings? Boost your sales and support our critical work while you’re at it! Plus eBay gives back to you too, with a fee credit on your basic selling fees.

Sell now to support Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest


Use your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Give to the Sanctuary


Fred Meyer Rewards

 

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give.

Here’s how the program works:

*Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number: 88321.

*Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest earn a donation!

*You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.

*If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

*For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.


CardPartner

You get a cool Visa points card (5 designs to choose from!) while the sanctuary earns money - $50 for each activated card and a percentage of all purchases.

Rewarding
every way
you look at it.

 


Sanctuary Wine


Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest has partnered with Ellensburg Canyon Vista Winery! We have produced two beautiful labels and the winery is donating 25% of bottle sales and 35% of case sales of this special label wine to the chimpanzees!

To purchase wine, contact Gary at 509-933-3523 or info (at) Cox Canyon. Direct shipping is available to all West Coast States and some other locations, check first to determine applicable rules/regulations. If you are a sanctuary volunteer or live in the Cle Elum / Central WA or Seattle area, contact Diana about arranging to pick up wine.

Visit the Ellensburg Vista Winery / Cox Canyon Vineyard website for more information about this great local winery and our partnership!


Rose Negra wine label  

Sanctuary Rose

2008 Cabernet Franc with a touch of Viognier

$15.95

     
Sanctuary White  

Sanctuary White

2011 Riesling

$12.95

     
sanctuary red label  

Sanctuary Red

2007 Bordeaux Blend

$19.95

Wish and Dream List

View our Amazon.com wishlist

negra walnut

Negra loves nuts! Buy a pre-selected care package directly through Nuts.com

Highest quality nuts from NutsOnline.com
 

See Guidelines for Gifts for tips on some things we avoid giving the chimpanzees.

Wish Items

Gift certificates to Home Depot, Lowes, Target, Costco, Safeway, Office Max
  • Toys without batteries, glass or metal - should be suitable for toddler-age children with super-human strength
  • Hair brushes
  • Popper toys (see Burrito playing with a popper toy on our blog)
  • Little Tykes or similar brand outdoor play toys
  • Cleaning supplies for the chimpanzee
    • Scrub brushes
  • Food items (No sugar, no salt, whole grain, no animal products)
    • Children's chewable vitamins
    • Fresh produce
    • Seeds and nuts (no salt)
  • Crayons
  • Large rolls of paper (see paper nesting in action on the blog
  • Troll dolls (for Foxie)
  • Boots and boot catalogs (for Jamie)
  • Cleaning supplies for the humans
    • Floor scrub brushes
    • Biodegradable laundry soap
    • Dish soap
    • Paper towels
    • Large sturdy garbage bags
    • Exam gloves (non-latex preferred)

 

Medical Equipment

  • Portable x-ray machine (90 KvP or higher) and film
  • Surgical instruments
  • Scrubs, surgical gloves, surgical caps & gowns, surgical masks
  • Portable cardiac ultrasound w/ probes

Dream Items

  • Money to build a clinic, a visitor area and expanded chimpanzee enclosures!
  • Trailer or building for on-site office space
  • LCD projector for educational presentations - RECEIVED!! Thank you Jackie Mulanax and CompView, Inc!
  • Recycled plastic lumber for constructing platforms - call for specifications
  • 8"-12" diameter untreated logs at least 10' long
  • TIG welder

Sanctuary Wine

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest has partnered with Ellensburg Canyon Vista Winery! We have produced two beautiful labels and the winery is donating 25% of bottle sales and 35% of case sales of this special label wine to the chimpanzees!

To purchase wine, contact Gary at 509-933-3523 or via email. Direct shipping via FedEx is available to 43 states, check first with Gary to determine applicable rules/regulations. If you are a sanctuary volunteer or live in the Cle Elum / Central WA or Seattle area, contact Diana about arranging to pick up wine.

Visit the Ellensburg Canyon Vista Winery / Cox Canyon Vineyard website for more information about this great local winery and our partnership!

Rose Negra wine label  

Sanctuary Rose

2008 Cabernet Franc with a touch of Viognier

$15.95

     
Sanctuary White  

Sanctuary White

2011 Riesling

$12.95

     
sanctuary red label  

Sanctuary Red

2007 Bordeaux Blend

$19.95

All wines pair wonderfully with a variety of foods, particularly pasta dishes and grilled fruits and vegetables. The white and the rose chill wonderfully for drinking during the hot summer months. Sanctuary White has won over red-only wine drinkers on the staff!

Please note: During the shipment/handling of CSNW Sanctuary Wine, damage to the wine may occur, especially from excessive heat and exposure to sunlight. Please inquire about shipping during the summer months.

Should you experience any issues or if the wine does not meet your expectations, please contact Gary R. Cox/Vigneron at 509-933-3523 or via email and he will rectify the issue. Your complete satisfaction is our highest priority.

Volunteer

Download a volunteer application in Word or pdf format.

CSNW would not exist without the help of volunteers. Volunteers actually helped construct the building where the chimpanzees now live! If you have a professional skill that you would like to contribute, please contact volunteer@chimpsanctuarynw.org

We are currently looking for a limited number of volunteers to help in the kitchen of the chimp house - preparing food, processing donated produce, and washing dishes. A certain level of commitment is required. Please email Elizabeth, Volunteer Coordinator, if you are interested in being interviewed for this position.

Donate

As a 501c3 charity, the chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest rely on donations from people like you.

We've been able to do a lot in a short amount of time because we use income very efficiently, we take advantage of many in-kind donations, we utilize volunteers in every aspect of the organization, and we keep our expenses low. Your donation will go far with us!

Ways to Give:

DONATE NOW
Mail a check
Sponsor a Day
Become a Chimpanzee Pal

Benefits of your gift
Information about your secure, tax-deductible contribution


Mail a check

Make checks payable to Chimpanzee Sanctuary NW and mail to the following address:
Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, PO Box 952, Cle Elum, WA 98922


Sponsor a Day

You can sponsor a day of sanctuary for just $100. You pick the day! Give in your own name or as a tribute to someone else. We'll be sure to mention your day on the blog. Just fill out the Sponsor a Day online donation form specifying your chosen day or let us know the day when you send your check. It's as easy as that!

 


Pal BananaBecome a Chimpanzee Pal

You can choose to be a Chimpanzee Pal to any of the Cle Elum Seven - Negra, Jody, Jamie, Foxie, Annie, Missy, or Burrito. Pal sponsorships make great gifts!

There are several levels with different benefits to choose from. See  the Chimpanzee Pal page for more information about this program and the  sponsorship levels and benefits or go straight to the  Chimpanzee Pal donation form.


Benefits

Your generosity helps provide the chimpanzees at the sanctuary with quality care from experienced and knowledgable caregivers and allows us to continue to advocate for all chimpanzees. As a thank you gift and as a way to help you learn more about the chimpanzees in our care, we provide the following benefits levels.

Troop: up to $249
$5 - $99
*Thank you letter with pictures of the chimps. The letter and images will be changed by the Executive Director monthly.

$101-$249
*4 x 6 photo

Ambassador: $250 - $999
*Matted 5 x 7 art print
*Photo in magnetic frame

Director's Circle: $1,000 and above
Individuals who support the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest’s Annual Fund with a leadership gift of $1,000 or more enjoy the following Director's Circle benefits:
*Bi-annual Letter from the ED with behind-the-scenes stories from the sanctuary

*Director’s Circle-only visitor days
*Invitations to special previews and exclusive donor events

*Recognition in the Annual Report at the giving level

Guardian: $1,000 – $2,499

All the benefits of the Director's Circle, plus:

*Invitations to exclusive events, lectures, and special programs

*Recognition on the Donor Wall
*Opportunities for personal visits, including private tours of the facilities and Young’s Hill

Defender: $2,500 – $9,999

All the Director's Circle Guardian benefits, plus:
*Advance registration for select programs and events
*Matted 8 x 10 photo

Champion: $10,000 – $24,999

All the Director’s Circle Defender benefits, plus:
*Access to intimate events with special guests
*Sanctuary book

Crusader $25,000 +

All the Director’s Circle Champion benefits, plus:
*A framed painting from one of the Cle Elum Seven

 


Information about your secure, tax-deductible donation

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington and your donation is tax-deductible. Our federal tax id (EIN) is: 68-0552915.

Online contributions are entered through Salsa Labs and payment is securely processed through Authorize.net.

You will receive a tax receipt by email immediately after making an online donation. For the convenience of online donations, we pay processing fees - please consider rounding up your online contribution by 5% to help us get the full value of your donation.

If you mail a check, you will receive a tax receipt by mail.

For additional information regarding the organization's activities or financial information, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest is registered with the Washington State Charities Program as required by law. Information may be obtained by calling 800-332-4483 or 360-725-0378.

For further questions, please contact the sanctuary: donate@ChimpsNW.org or 509-699-0728. We would be happy to answer any of your questions about donating.

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