Giving to Lindsay

Join a community of supporters committed to furthering Lindsay’s mission to connect people with wildlife and help inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. Your donations help Lindsay to heal wildlife, educate people, and create a more compassionate world.

More than 5,000 individuals support Lindsay each year. Whether you join as a family member, donate your vehicle, or make a Leadership Gift to our annual fund, you can feel confident that your support will be used to care for our animal ambassadors, treat patients in our wildlife hospital, educate schoolchildren and visitors, and maintain our programming and exhibits. With gifts of all shapes and sizes added together, we accomplish big things.

Giving by Check or Cash

Please make checks payable to “Lindsay Wildlife Experience” and mail to:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Attention: Development Office
1931 First Avenue
Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540

Giving by Credit Card

Lindsay Wildlife Experience accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. You may make a secure gift online, or call the Development Office at (925) 627-2950 for assistance.

Gifts of Securities

The museum gratefully accepts donations of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. For more information or transfer instructions, please contact our Development Office at (925) 627-2950 for assistance.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable donations. Please check with your employer’s personnel department to find out how you can potentially double, or even triple, the impact of your gift to Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience Ways of Giving

Gift By Check

Please make checks payable to “Lindsay Wildlife” and mail to:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Attention: Development Office

1931 First Avenue

Walnut Creek, CA 94597-2540

Giving by credit card

Lindsay Wildlife now accepts all major credit cards. You may make a secure gift online at: https://lindsaywildlife.org/donations/

Alternatively, you may call the Lindsay front desk at (925) 935-1978 and asked to be connected to a Development team member for assistance.

Gifts of Securities

The museum gratefully accepts donations of securities, including stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. For more information, or to request transfer instructions, please contact the Development Office at (925) 627-2950 or donors@lindsaywildlife.org for assistance.

Corporate matching gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ charitable donations. Please check with your employer’s personnel department to find out how you can potentially double, or even triple, the impact of your gift to Lindsay Wildlife Experience.

Important information about receiving 2016 tax credit for your donations to Lindsay Wildlife Experience:

Giving by check:

The IRS has stated that a charitable gift made by check is complete at the time the check is delivered or mailed, and the postmark is evidence of the gift date.

Gifts delivered by overnight courier, e.g., Federal Express, UPS, etc., are deemed to have been made when they are delivered.

In order for your donation to Lindsay Wildlife Museum to be considered a 2016 tax-deductible charitable donation, it must be received or postmarked on or before December 31, 2016.

Giving by credit card:

The IRS has stated that a gift by credit card is deemed to be made on the day the card is CHARGED against the donor’s account (IRS Rev. Rul. 78-38). In order for your credit card donation to Lindsay Wildlife to be considered a 2016 tax-deductible charitable donation, it must be successfully CHARGED (not simply postmarked) to your credit card account before midnight on December 31, 2016.

Lindsay’s online donation portal will accept gifts in real time through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Credit card gifts by mail/post, fax, and phone will be accepted by our development staff until 4:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Thursday, December 31, 2016. Gifts made after this time cannot be guaranteed to be run on December 31, and thus may not be eligible for tax credit. You may call (925) 627-2950 on December 31 to make a credit card gift over the phone.

Gifts of securities:

Gifts of securities are credited to the donor on the day they are received by Lindsay Wildlife Experience. Stock gifts transferred to a brokerage house are credited the day received in our account. As transfers of securities often take several days to accomplish, please begin the transfer as early as possible before the end of the year in order to ensure deductibility for the 2016 tax year.

All these ways of supporting Lindsay Wildlife are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law, federal tax identification number 94-6104179.