Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

A nonprofit organization

$65,977 raised by 268 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

GiveBIG towards BIG personalities, BIG appetites, and BIG plans for the future at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest!

Did you know that Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, located in the Cascade Mountains of Cle Elum, is the ONLY home to chimpanzees in Washington State?

The first group of chimps arrived in 2008, almost 15 years ago. After a large expansion thanks to many generous donors, the most recent group arrived in 2021 from the closed-down Wildlife Waystation in California. They've all come a long way since their days as biomedical research subjects. 

We are working hard to build them an expansive outdoor area so they can be truly outside in nature for the first time. This expansion also gave the original group renovated space that included trees to climb for the first time!

Make chimpanzee dreams come true! Your donations will go directly to the care of the chimpanzees (including the pounds of fresh produce we buy twice per week) and their expanded lives. 

Watch below to see how the original group reacted to their renovated habitat with trees!

Getting to know the unique personalities of the chimpanzees and watching them continue to blossom in their sanctuary home is the incredible reward of the hard work we do. 

It's equally rewarding to share their stories with you, which is why we have a daily blog:

Thank you to everyone who has donated any amount over the last fourteen+ years of the sanctuary's existence and for all new donors who have fallen in love with the sixteen chimpanzees of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest through our blog and social media sites. 

Their lives in sanctuary would not be possible without the support of generous, caring people like you. Your donations today will go towards the direct care of the chimpanzees and construction expenses to allow their lives to expand even more.

Your support will truly make a difference. 

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Organization name

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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PO BOX 952
CLE ELUM, WA 98922



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