You Can Help

When you support the Gorilla Foundation you are supporting all great ape species, including Koko's:

Donate / Become a Member 

Your tax-deductible donations are what fuel all of our programs, from interspecies communication research to education to conservation and care. And you'll receive some great benefits like our Gorilla Journal.  Donate Now

Renew Your Annual Membership

When you renew your membership, by making a donation at any level, you sustain our work, and continue receiving member benefits. You'll also receive a new membership card and Koko calendar.  Renew Now

Give Monthly (Become an A.P.E.)

Sustain all of our conservation through communication work on an ongoing basis by joining our A.P.E. (Automatic Pledge Enrollment) program. You'll receive all the benefits without having to be reminded to renew.  Learn More

Koko's Silverback Society (Major Donors)

As a major donor, you will become a member of the Gorilla Foundation's leadership circle, and have a direct influence on strategic decisions that may affect the future of Koko and all great apes.  Learn More

Planned Giving (Your Legacy and Koko's) 

Just by leaving a bequest or other form of planned estate gift to the Gorilla Foundation, you can help ensure that one of the things you have cared most about during your lifetime will endure.  Learn More

 Other Ways You Can Help:


Shop KokoMart (our online store) 

Purchase unique educational gifts — like gorilla art, our award-winning NATURE  DVD, books, and Koko Plush— while helping us accomplish our mission.  Shop Now

Shop Amazon (and help Koko)

Whenever you shop at, simply use the link we provide to get there, and the Gorilla Foundation will automatically recieve up to 7% of all your purchases. Learn More

Koko's Wishlist (in-kind giving)

We're always in need of some very specific products and services to help enrich our gorillas and make our staff more productive.  We've created a set of "Koko's WishLists" on for your convenience.  Learn More


If you live in the San Francisco Bay area — or have technical skills that can be managed remotely —  please consider volunteering a day or more per week. We depend on our volunteers to be an effective non-profit.  Learn More


If you're an organization or individual who would like to leverage your capabilities with ours on any aspect of our mission, please get in touch. We have numerous projects that could benefit and flourish with the right partner.

Tributes to Selected Major Donors

IRead about some of Koko's heroes — people who have made significant donations to The Gorilla Foundation, either during their lifetimes or via a bequest.


Contact Us



The Gorilla Foundation /
1733 Woodside Rd., Suite 330
Redwood City, CA, 94061
1-800-ME-GO-APE (634-6273)

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Our mission is to learn about gorillas by communicating with them, and apply our knowledge to advance great ape conservation, education, care and empathy.
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