John Ball Zoo

John Ball Zoo Annual Fund

The Annual Fund at John Ball Zoo supports the Zoo’s greatest need, whether it’s large or small! Because most gifts to the Annual Fund are unrestricted, it gives John Ball Zoo the flexibility to direct the funds where they are most needed and have the greatest impact; animal care, educational programs, conservation efforts, and so much more! The Annual Fund touches every aspect of the Zoo! 


If you’d like to support John Ball Zoo through a gift to the annual fund, please visit our Donate page, call (616) 336-3306, or mail your donation to John Ball Zoo at 1300 W Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504.



A gift of $100, $50, or even $25 can make the world of a difference. For example –


A $25 donation can…

Feed an Amur tiger for one day.
Feed a giant anteater for one week.
Feed our two brown bears, Yogi and Booboo, for one day.


A $50 donation can…
Feed a snow leopard for one week.
Purchase a heated water dispenser for an Amur tiger if donated each month for one year!


A $100 donation can…
Feed an African lion for one week.
Feed a mountain bongo for one month.
Provide an engaging, Wild Encounter for a classroom of students where they can meet and learn about JBZ’s ambassador animals


A $250 donation can…
Feed a chimpanzee for one month.
Feed a red panda for one month.


From all of us at John Ball Zoo, thank you so much for your generosity and confidence in our work! 



John Ball Zoo, tax identification number 38-6076879, is an I.R.S. Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the advancement of public education on the need for wildlife conservation and preservation. John Ball Zoo inspires our community to be actively engaged in the conservation of wildlife and our natural environment. More information about the Zoo including our Financial Audit, Annual Report, 990, etc.


Call: Development Department 616-336-3309
Mail: John Ball Zoo 1300 W. Fulton St. Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Fax: (616)336-3907
Walk in: Administration Office
              1300 W Fulton St Grand Rapids, MI 49504
              8 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday