Ways YOU Can Give

Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. – Paul Hawken

Carolina Raptor Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (tax ID #56-1349170) that relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to advance its mission. By joining our group of loyal donors and members, you are providing vital resources that ensure we deliver outstanding medical care to injured and nestling raptors, quality STEM education to our youth, and valuable visitor experiences to the community, all while helping conserve our environment.

Here are some other ways you can support our mission to conserve raptors:

Join other bird nerds by becoming a member. Membership levels start at $50/year and include free admission to the Raptor Trail. More info.

Annual Fund Giving
Make a one-time or recurring donation (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually). Gifts to the annual fund at $50 or more will automatically be giving membership benefits at the corresponding level. More info

Adopt-A-Bird Program
Helps underwrite the cost of caring for our resident birds on the Raptor Trail by donating $50 annually. This type of gift helps us feed and care for these beautiful birds that help CRC educate visitors about the different types of raptors, their habitats, how humans affect their populations, and other key STEM education topics like physics of flight. You will receive a certificate and photo acknowledging your adoption and quarterly updates on your bird. Learn more.

There are few things more inspiring that watching a Red-tailed Hawk circle over an open field or hearing a wild owl hoot at dusk. Learn about these incredible birds of prey and be a part of this magical experience by sponsoring the recovery of a raptor with our Release-A-Raptor Program. Over 900 birds a year are brought to our renowned rehabilitation center each year to receive care. Of those that survive the first 24 hours, almost 70 percent are released back into the wild. When birds are ready to fly free, we work with lots of people -- allowing them to enjoy the thrill of watching a raptor return to the wild. Learn more. 
Corporate Support
Carolina Raptor Center receives corporate support in the form of event sponsorship, volunteer hours, and foundation grants from corporations that prioritize education, the environment, and sustainability. Learn more about Corporate Giving or bring your team to Volunteer.

Matching Gifts
Many employers will match your financial contributions and/or your volunteer efforts to help Carolina Raptor Center. To find out if your employer matches charitable contributions please speak to your Human Resource representative. More info.

In-Kind Donations 
Make a big difference at CRC by donating goods or services we need to rehabilitate injured/orphaned birds, provide a top-notch visitor experience, or offer education programs. Please visit our wish list page to see what items we currently need. If you have questions about a specific item not on our list, please email Director of Marketing & Development Kris Cole or call (704) 875-6521 x204.

Take Flight Society 
Join other leadership donors ($1,000+ annually) by committing to a three-year gift and enjoy special members-only benefits. Learn more about the benefits of membership in the Take Flight Society.

Golden Eagle Society 
Make a bequest in your will to Carolina Raptor Center. Learn about all the ways to make a planned gift. More info.

Donations In Honor/Memory 
Honoring a friend or loved one is such a rewarding way to make a contribution. You can rest assured that your donation will directly benefit the thousands of raptors CRC cares for each year. To make a donation in honor or memory of someone, please email Director of Marketing & Development Kris Cole or call (704) 875-6521 x204. Learn more.