Giving Tuesday Now at Fauna Foundation

Giving Tuesday Now

Giving Tuesday Now is a new global day of giving and unity. It will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. This global day of action will rally people around the world to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities at the grassroots level. Everyone is invited to join in demonstrating the power of kindness and generosity.

Double down initiative! Fauna Foundation is eligible and ready to make the most of this unique opportunity to receive matching funds for all donations made through this online platform.

Life at Fauna in Times of COVID-19

Fauna Foundation generates about 90% of its income through donations which go directly to support our chimpanzee residents. Already in this first month of the COVID-19 crisis, we are experiencing a downturn in donations causing uncertainty and worry.

Our care team is working tirelessly to keep the chimpanzees’ days as regular as possible. Trauma is often triggered by irregularity and insecurity and many of the chimpanzees have experienced trauma.

Now, more than ever, we can all relate to powerlessness.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, and its repercussions on our lives and our communities, kindness and generosity can bring us together and give us the power to make positive change in our lives and the lives of others. Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected across the globe and help alleviate the isolation and loneliness that many of us feel during this time.

It is this very ability to give help and hope that can counter feelings of powerlessness.

Your funds will help us maintain normalcy so the chimpanzee residents’ healing continues despite the crisis. We are very grateful for your support and the opportunity to make it go further with matching funds.

Fauna has been following government guidelines and updating its practises during this evolving situation. You can read our blog update to learn some of the extra measures we are taking to keep our residents and staff safe.

More about Fauna’s chimpanzee residents

All the chimps who call Fauna home finally have the chance to live in peace. They are no longer confined to tiny cages or subjected to invasive experiments. They can now delight in the simple pleasures of life: sunshine and fresh air on their faces, room to play and rest, plenty of special treats to eat and new things to discover.

We invite you to meet them, to hear their individual stories and to learn more about why – and how – you can help them continue their healing journey. Find out more here.

Join the Giving Tuesday Now Wave of Generosity!

Giving Tuesday Now at Fauna Foundation

Supporters in the USA and Globally

Fauna Foundation has a unique opportunity to receive matching funds for all donations made through this Giving Tuesday Now online platform.

The official date of #GivingTuesdayNow is May 5, 2020. However, the fundraising matching initiative runs from April 24, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET through May 27, 2020 at 12:59 a.m. ET. All donations made during that period are eligible – whether you’re early, on time or just learned about the matching-fund initiative.


Giving Tuesday Now Canada at Fauna FoundationCanadian Supporters

For all our Canadian supporters, you can donate through our website. Fauna Foundation will issue tax receipts.

If you do not require a tax receipt, and would prefer to donate through our matching donation partner, you can here.