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ways to give
one time donation
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!
Monthly gifts help both our ambassadors and rescued wildlife through sustained giving!
With your support, Center for Wildlife is able to treat 2,000 wild animals each year, reach 12,000 people through our education and outreach programs, and provide guidance to more than 15,000 callers on our Wildlife Assistance Hotline.
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
the nest egg
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)
Charitable Lead Trusts
Charitable Remainder Trusts
Life Insurance Policies
*Whenever possible, we suggest these decisions be made in conjunction
with the advice and information provided to you by your trained legal and
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 Katy Wormwood at or 207.361.1400 x107.
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
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 Katy Wormwood, at kwormwood@thecenterforwildlife or 207.361.1400 x107.
The Center for Wildlife is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.