Become a Member to Protect Gorillas
Memberships provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We know these programs help save gorillas.
Fossey Fund trackers and anti-poaching patrols work every day to protect gorillas, and your membership is critically important to continue these efforts. Annual membership gifts provide the basis for all of our conservation programs. We hope that you will increase your support with a matching gift from your employer.
We encourage you to sign up for our free Gorilla eNews. It is a monthly email that provides stories about our work to protect gorillas in both Rwanda and Congo. As a Gorilla eNews subscriber, you will also receive breaking news from the field. Click here to sign up.
Please note: 2015-2016 member benefits will begin shipment on August 1, 2015.
2015-2016 Membership levels and benefits
- Receive a personalized membership card
- Show off your support with a car sticker
- Read up-to-date news in our Dian Fossey Gorilla Journal
All the benefits of an Ally member, PLUS:
- Meet several of the Karisoke™ gorillas in our full-color calendar updated every year with new pictures and information
All the benefits of an Enthusiast member, PLUS:
- Receive an online infant gorilla adoption for yourself or send the adoption to a person of your choice, which includes a downloadable color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorilla
All the benefits of a Steward member, PLUS:
- Receive an online mother & infant gorilla adoption for yourself or send the adoption to a person of your choice, which includes a downloadable color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorillas
- Become a gorilla insider while watching live/video field updates given by
field staff in Rwanda and Congo
All the benefits of a Custodian member, PLUS:
- Receive an online silverback gorilla adoption for yourself or send the adoption to the person of your choice, which includes a downloadable color adoption certificate and an image and profile of your specific gorilla
Dian Fossey Circle
Dian Fossey Circle Members are our most committed and generous partners with an annual gift of $1,000 or more. As a Circle member, you can unlock unique opportunities to engage with Fossey Fund field staff and scientists who are working every day to protect and study the gorillas. You can be a part of our work and help ensure the survival of the gorillas.
The benefits of membership include:
- Personalized membership card
- Gorilla car decal
- Dian Fossey Gorilla Journal
- Full-color printed calendar
- Three online adoptions: infant, mother & infant, and silverback
- Invitations to special events
- Invitation to participate in a live field update with other Circle members given by the Fossey Fund’s field staff in Rwanda and Congo. Click here to learn more.
Dian Fossey Circle Levels:
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the United States. Membership gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Our tax ID number is 521118866.