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.

If sending your support in the mail, make checks out to Carolina Raptor Center and indicate how you would like your gift used. Our address is:
Carolina Raptor Center
PO Box 16443
Charlotte, NC 28297

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

Annual Passes
Join other bird nerds by purchasing an Annual Pass. Pass holder 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). Recurring donors also receive an Annual Pass. You can make donations in honor or in memory of someone here as well. More info

Release-A-Raptor 
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.
 
Amazon Smile
Buy making your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile, and selecting Carolina Raptor Center as your charity, you can support the Raptor Center with every purchase you make! There's even this handy little extension for your browser to make sure you never forget. Just don't forget to register Carolina Raptor Center as your charity of choice for Amazon Smile.
 
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.
 
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.