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Make a General Donation

one time, monthly or annual giving

Ways to Give:

By Mail:  Center for Wildlife, P.O. Box 620, Cape Neddick ME

By Phone: 207-361-1400 ext. 107

Gifts of Stock and Securities:  Edward Jones, Susan Heckaman, 207-363-1640

Tribute Gifts

a meaningful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion

The Nest Egg

ensure a sustainable future for wildlife for generations to come
These two Eastern phoebes (we think - they're so tiny!) were brought in to us because of a
wildlife healing & recovery habitat

Restoring our Nature


General Operating
Clinic and Education Programs:

We need to meet our goal by June 30th to keep up with 30 new injured and orphaned wild animals admitted each day in the months of May and June!

General Operating Appeal:

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Currently Raised: $73,000

Restoring our Nature Campaign:

Help us rebuild our 40 outdoor wildlife recovery enclosures to be able to treat up to 3,500 injured and orphaned wild animals representing 190 different species each year!
Campaign Goal:


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Currently Raised: $315,000


One time, monthly and annual giving

Your gift today provides specialized care and treatment for injured and orphaned wildlife in our medical clinic. Your gift also provides safe sanctuary for our non-releasable ambassadors, builds empathy for our native species, and helps inspire the next generation of environmental leaders and stewards through our education and outreach programs. 

Check out our Wish List if you want to help keep our clinic stocked with much needed supplies!

General Donation

Tribute Gifts

A gift to the Center for Wildlife is a meaningful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion.  Your generous, tax-deductible gift helps injured and orphaned wildlife receive specialized medical treatment to give them a second chance at a healthy life in the wild. Your donation also helps conserve our native ecosystems, create empathy for the natural world and inspire future environmental leaders through our education and outreach programming.  You can also choose to donate a gift towards our annual Henry Tribute Fund, which supports contributing missing baseline data and medical knowledge for the North American porcupine species along with providing accessibility to nature-based education for all.  

Your honoree will be notified of your gift with a letter from Center for Wildlife, and you will also receive an email and letter confirming and acknowledging your donation for your own records.  For memorial gifts, a letter from Center for Wildlife can be sent to the honoree’s family.


Adopt an ambassador

By adopting one of our non-releasable animal ambassadors, you have a unique opportunity to bring a wild animal into your life. Adoptions also make great gifts for friends or relatives.

Each adoption has a $25 sponsorship fee. Once we receive payment, we will mail you (or the gift recipient) a beautiful card and certificate naming you (them) the sponsor of the animal, a photograph of the ambassador, information on their ecology and natural history, and the story of how they came to live at Center for Wildlife. You will receive your adoption information within two weeks (within the continental United States) International adoptions can be sent to the purchaser to send.

Adopt an Ambassador

The Nest Egg

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The Nest Egg is Center for Wildlife's endowment. It ensures a sustainable future for wildlife for generations to come. The Nest Egg Society is a special group of wildlife lovers like yourself who include Center for Wildlife in their estate plans. Members are dedicated to preserving and caring for our native species and want their personal or family legacy to be shared with a cause they love.


There are many types of planned gifts you can make, including but not limited to*:  

  • Bequests (naming Center for Wildlife in your will) 

  • Securities 

  • Charitable Lead Trusts 

  • Charitable Remainder Trusts 

  • Life Insurance Policies

  • IRA Contributions


*Whenever possible, we suggest these decisions be made in conjunction

with the advice and information provided to you by your trained legal and

financial professionals.



The Center for Wildlife is recognized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our tax ID

number is 22-2778845.


We are happy to answer your questions about giving to Center for Wildlife, as well as work with your legal and financial professionals to make your legacy dream a reality. For more information about Center for Wildlife's Nest Egg, or how to join the Nest Egg Society, please contact Carolyn Hogan at or 207.361.1400 x108.


Thank you for your generosity and ensuring a sustainable future for wildlife!

A properly designed planned gift can: 

  • Allow you to leave a larger gift than you could during your lifetime

  • Provide long-term income for Center for Wildlife

  • Reduce or eliminate taxes on your capital gains 

  • Generate a substantial federal income tax deduction for you

  • Eliminate or reduce your federal estate taxes

Center for Wildlife accepts:

  • Cash, checks, or debit/credit card donations

  • Recurring donations 

  • Online and Facebook donations 

  • Stocks, bonds, and appreciated securities

  • Gifts in honor or memory of a loved one

  • Bequests and estate gifts 

Mail your gift to: Center for Wildlife, P.O. Box 620, Cape Neddick, ME 03902 If you have any questions about donating to Center for Wildlife, please contact Carolyn Hogan, at or 207.361.1400 x108.

The Center for Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Need to cancel your recurring donation or membership? Please email or call (207) 361-1400 ext 107 with your donation or membership information, and we'll send a confirmation email for your cancellation.

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