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:

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.


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.

*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

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: or 509-699-0728. We would be happy to answer any of your questions about donating.

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