Giving To Our Park

As a not-for-profit organization, Wildlife Prairie Park relies upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to sustain our mission pillars of education, recreation, and conservation.  Find out below how you can help us continue to be the gem of Central Illinois.

For more information on ways to donate, please contact our Development Department at 309.676.0998 ext. 303 or send an email.

How you can help…

Your donation is a direct investment in your community.  As a Park donor, you are giving a commitment to strengthen a Central Illinois community gem—a gem that has impacted many lives since 1978.  Wildlife Prairie Park is woven into the fabric of what makes Central Illinois a great place to be.  We provide educational opportunities for children and adults, a place for families to explore, and a sanctuary for our native animals.  Wildlife Prairie Park is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit.  The Park receives no tax revenue or subsidies, we are dependent on the generosity of people like you.

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Your donation helps us to:

  • Feed and provide much needed veterinary care for our 150 + animals at the park, like Molly and TR our black bears, Ruby and Milkyway our Longhorns, or Winnie and Oakley our frolicking otters.
  • Make improvements such as new boat ramps, maintain ecological balance of our lands and lakes, stocking lakes with fish, and provide better environments for our animals.
  • Acquire new animals like our two-white bison, Lakota and Tatanka, and provide a comfortable retirement environment for our aging animals.
  • Reconstruct our Cougar Den to make it suitable for young cougars in late 2022/early 2023.

 

Please consider a tax-deductible gift today.

Online

You may make a donation online using our secure system.

By Phone

Please call the Development Department at 309.676.0998 ext. 303.


By Check

Please make your check payable to Wildlife Prairie Park and mail to:

Wildlife Prairie Park
3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City, IL 61536

Please add a note in the memo line with any specific instructions for your donation.


In Person

Visit the Wildlife Prairie Park Ticket Gate at:
3826 N. Taylor Road Hanna City, IL 61536
Monday – Sunday from 9:00am – 4:30pm


Tributes & Memorials

If you wish to honor a friend or family member, make sure you include this information with your gift.  We also have a wide variety of ways to honor your loved one, please email our Development Department for more information.

 

Legacy Giving

For some people, it is preferable to direct their philanthropic support through their estate for financial or tax planning reasons, or because they want to ensure their passion for Wildlife Prairie Park is realized as a part of their legacy.

Many different giving instruments are available, and their use varies depending on your personal situation.  At Wildlife Prairie Park, our Development Department is available to discuss the impact your legacy could have for our organization and provide examples of sample language, but we encourage you to speak with your financial and legal advisors for advice on which instrument may be best for you.


Event Sponsorships

We love having our events sponsored!  Individuals and corporations choosing to sponsor a Wildlife Prairie Park event align themselves with a true community gem.  Event sponsorships provide unique recognition opportunities, brand exposure, and engagement with Wildlife Prairie Park’s 3,000+ subscriber base, 46,000+ social media followers and over 100,000 annual Visitors.  Please email our Development Department for more information.


Stock/Securities

The donation of appreciated securities may be a great option for those looking for tax deductions and opportunities to avoid capital gains tax.  Check with your financial or tax advisors for the best strategy for you, and if you decide to make a gift of stock, please send an email to our Development Office with the following information:

Your Name
Name of Stock
Number of Shares
Expected Sale Date

Matching Gifts

Many employers offer matching gift programs to support the causes that are most important to their employees. This can mean your donation is doubled or tripled for Wildlife Prairie Park! Contact your company’s HR department to confirm your eligibility for matching gifts.

Wire Transfer

Making a gift through wire transfer may be the safest and most convenient way for you! Call our Development Office at 309.676.0998 ext. 303 or email  for instructions on how to easily transfer funds from your bank account to Wildlife Prairie Park – no stamps needed!

For more information on ways to donate, please contact our Vice President of Development & Membership, Jen Funk at 309.676.0998 ext. 303 or by Email.