Become a Sustaining Donor: Monthly Giving

For nearly 50 years the Fossey Fund has been dedicated to carrying out Dian Fossey’s vision to save gorillas through courageous and consistent efforts in the field.

Your monthly contributions will support important gorilla conservation programs such as monitoring gorilla groups, operating anti-poaching patrols, strengthening cutting-edge science, equipping the next generation of Rwandan and Congolese conservationists, and helping the local communities

Without recurring gifts from generous supporters like you, these conservation efforts would not exist. Monthly donors sustain our work. Please consider joining.

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Stock & Wire Gifts

By transferring appreciated stock or securities to the Fossey Fund, 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.

Contact 1 (800) 851-0203 or e-mail our Chief Advancement Officer, Anna Hutto, for more information at

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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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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,” as a challenge for reaching a personal goal, mission-based like raising $1,500 to support a tracker team in Congo, and even a student-led classroom drive to fund a silverback gorilla adoption.

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Our Partners

Partnerships provide vital support for on-the-ground field conservation and gorilla protection programs in Rwanda and Congo.

Become a Partner

Please help us continue to protect the gorillas by donating or raising money to become a partner. Join our committed core of supporters who make sure that gorillas have protection from the major threats to their survival–poaching, human disease and habitat destruction.

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