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Dian Fossey gave us more time with the gorillas, but what we do with it is up to us. When you give to the Fossey Fund, YOU empower our teams in the field to help people and save gorillas…every single day of the year. Check out additional ways to get involved below, or make a one-time donation today!

Symbolic Gorilla Adoption

Symbolically adopt a gorilla and get to know some of the remarkable wild gorillas protected by the Fossey Fund. When you adopt a gorilla, you help keep them safe 365 days per year. You’ll also receive a digital profile and certificate of your new family member, as well as videos, photos, and more! Adoption makes a perfect gift for any occasion and is a simple way to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures.

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Planned Giving

Support the work of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund during your lifetime and beyond with wills, gifts of stock, IRAs, and more.

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Become a Monthly Donor

Silverback gorillas can weigh up to 400 pounds, but sometimes even the biggest animals need help. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Conservation Crew is a compassionate community of monthly donors whose regular, on-going support helps people and gorillas in Rwanda and the DRC every single day of the year. Monthly givers provide predictable, sustainable revenue that we know we can count on – no matter what.

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Sponsors provide annual funding to support various programs that further the mission of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.

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Leadership Giving

Dian Fossey’s firm commitment to wildlife preservation is a reminder to all of us of the power of one person’s actions to literally change the world, and her legacy lives on through each one of us today. The Dian Fossey Leadership Circle is a passionate community of donors whose annual support totals $1000 or more. For just $84 a month you can become a member of this faithful group of conservationists and enjoy a special connection to our teams in the field.

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Other Ways to Give

From matching gifts and workplace giving to shopping on Amazon, there are a variety of ways to make a gift of lasting significance while supporting the critical work of the Fossey Fund. We invite you to explore the many ways you can join our team to ensure the survival of endangered gorillas and other wildlife for generations to come.

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Gorilla Expeditions

Travel to Rwanda with Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund staff on an exclusive expedition to meet Dian Fossey’s gorillas. Trek mountain gorillas in the misty forest that is home to more than half of the 1,000 remaining mountain gorillas in the wild.

Meet the great-granddaughter of gorilla royalty