Great Apes Giving Day - Fauna Foundation

Great Apes Giving Day

Committed to Compassionate Care

October 4, 2016 is Great Apes Giving Day, a fundraising event in support of great apes living in sanctuaries across North America and Africa. Every donation dollar Fauna receives on Great Apes Giving Day helps us afford the food, enrichment, and medications for the Fauna residents as well as a team of knowledgeable and dedicated staff who provide compassionate care to our twelve chimpanzees.

Fauna is one of 37 sanctuaries participating in this event which is sponsored by The Arcus Foundation and was created to increase awareness and support for our ape cousins. During these 24 hours of generosity, every dollar donated to Fauna Foundation helps to qualify us for prize money and awards – furthering the impact of your donation dollars.

September 12th Kicks Off Great Ape Giving Day

On October 4th, leader boards will go “live” at on our donation site and you will be able to follow our progress. But the real work starts September 12th, when we can begin collecting donations! All donations collected between this date and October 3rd will kick-off our leader board when it goes live. You can donate now at

Help Us Reach Our Goal

Last year Fauna was able to raise $6,218 and this year, with your help, we are trying to reach $11,200. Our goal will allow us to qualify for more prizes! Absolutely every dollar counts and no donation is too small.
You can also help by fundraising on our behalf! Great Apes Giving Day includes the ability for Fauna’s awesome supporters to set up their own fundraising page that is linked to our page. All the money collected through your page will contribute to our leaderboard performance. Not only that, individual fundraisers also compete for a prize that will augment your donation to Fauna!
If you would like to help us fundraise for this event and create a peer-to-peer fundraising page that you can tell your friends and colleagues about, contact Natalie at the front office and she can help get you started.

There will be a free Individual Fundraiser Webinar taking place on September 12th to help you set up your campaign. Register for the webinar here.

Stay Tuned for More News

We will be updating our Facebook page with announcements as this special day approaches. Your contributions are a declaration that you are Committed To Compassionate Care for the chimpanzees of Fauna.