Community Support

Community Support

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, a non-profit organization, prides itself on its contributions to the surrounding communities. In an effort to give back, the Zoo is willing to consider requests from the local community. With multiple philanthropic commitments and limited charitable resources, we will do what we can to satisfy all requests.

Special Passes

Special Pass memberships area provided to non-profit agencies meeting certain criteria set by Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Program Qualifications and 2018 Application


Community donations requests will only be accepted if the donation will be used to directly raise funds for an organization. Requests for door prizes or free raffles will not be accepted.

To qualify for a community donation you must fall under one of the following criteria:

  • School fundraisers
  • Church fundraisers or events
  • Community fundraisers for local hospitals, volunteer fire and EMT departments and summer reading programs through local libraries
  • Medical expenses fundraisers for individuals who are suffering from cancer, an accident, etc.
  • American Cancer Society, Red Cross or America Heart Association fundraisers
  • Post Proms

Things that would not qualify:

  • Sports/Music programs
  • Programs fundraising to attend a competition/conference/pay for travel expenses
  • Monetary donations
  • School Field Trips
  • Animal Related Events and Fundraisers
  • Donation tickets used for prizes.

Should you qualify for a community donation, in continuation with our conservation efforts, we ask that you submit your request online via the link below. Phone calls or mailed requests will not be accepted. 

Apply for a Community Donation

If you do not receive an approval email two weeks prior to your event, we were unable to fulfill your request. Please contact the Special Requests Department with any questions at