Join the Fossey Fund Legacy Society

Including the Fossey Fund in your will, giving a gift of life insurance or making any other planned gift, enables the Fossey Fund to plan for innovative future programs and weather the unexpected difficulties inherent in gorilla conservation. Making a planned gift will include you in the Dian Fossey Legacy Society.

To alert us about your planned gift or to ask questions, call 1 (800) 851-0203 or email our Chief Advancement Officer, Anna Hutto. We recommend that you consult your attorney or tax advisor about how tax benefits may apply to your specific situation.

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Make a gift of stock or a wire transfer

By transferring appreciated stock or securities, you may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to full fair market value of the stock, avoiding the capital gains tax on the stock’s increased value. For stock or wire gifts, contact: 1 (800) 851-0203 or e-mail our Chief Advancement Officer, Anna Hutto, for more information at

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Become a Sustaining Donor: Monthly Giving

If you’re committed to helping the planet’s last-remaining great apes, we’ve got an easy way to do it: Become part of the gorilla team by joining our compassionate group of monthly sustainers.

Giving monthly allows us to spend less time fundraising and more time protecting gorillas.

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Raise Money for Us

You can easily set up a fundraising page with us and then begin inviting your friends and family to support the Fossey Fund. This is a fun and simple way to welcome new friends to gorilla conservation.

Ideas include setting up a fundraising page in lieu of birthday presents; setting up a challenge for reaching a personal goal; focusing on a mission, such as raising $1,500 to support a tracker team in Congo; and even a student-led classroom drive to fund a gorilla adoption.

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Our Partners

Partners have created products that provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs. By purchasing one of their products via the links below, you can help raise funds for our mission while getting great items.

Become a Partner

Please help us to protect the gorillas by donating or raising money to become a Fossey Fund Partner. Partner businesses donate a minimum of $1,000 annually to make sure that gorillas have protection from the major threats to their survival, including poaching, human disease and habitat destruction.

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