Since 1958 the Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) has been providing support to the National Zoological Park. In 1966 that relationship became formalized when Congress and the White House authorized the Smithsonian to contract with FONZ, a nonprofit corporation. Since then FONZ has raised millions of dollars to support the Zoo. Over the last five years, FONZ has raised an average of $3 million a year toward the programs at the Zoo.
While the Smithsonian's National Zoo is free, only about 75% of the National Zoo’s annual funding comes from the Federal Government. Your help is essential in helping us sustain and advance our Zoo.
If you would like to mail your gift, please send it to: Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) Membership Department P.O. Box 37012 MRC 5516 Washington, DC 20013-7012
For questions and additional information please contact: 202-633-2922, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) is a nonprofit organization. Our charitable tax ID number is 52-0853312.