Why Donate?

The City of Ansonia pays the Nature Center’s building costs and pays for the staff to run the building, but there is not much left over in the budget for education, animal care and other projects.  Donations take care of our animals, buy supplies for our educational classes, and maintain our grounds.

Where Will My Donations Go?

100% of your donation goes to support the Ansonia Nature Center’s programs, resident animals and special projects.

Let us know what you would like to sponsor! We have many projects we are looking to have sponsored! Our plans aim high, but we need support!

How Can I Help?

Check out our Wishlist! 
We are always in need of supplies to take care of our animals!

Annual Appeals
Yearly donations provide the flexibility to meet the most pressing needs facing the Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, whether it be animal care, educational equipment, or building renovations. Every gift is needed and appreciated.

Memorial Gifts
Often, family and friends want to help by donating to a cause that was special to a loved one. Your donation will help us foster love for, respect for, and knowledge of the natural world, to not only this generation of children, but to many generations of children to come. Large gifts we receive will be acknowledged with brass placards that state what the donated funds helped make happen.

Sponsor a Species
The Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center cares for many kinds of animals. Some animals are not releasable due to the nature of their injuries. These animals serve as animal ambassadors, helping us to teach people about the natural world and to foster in people an appreciation of the wild things found all around them.

Our Sponsoring a Species starts as low as $50! The form for Sponsoring a Species can be found here!

How Do I Make My Donation?

 FANCI is a 501c3 organization, making your donation tax deductible.

  • Checks can be made out and mailed to the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc. (FANCI).
  • Donate through Paypal! Click the button below!

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Thank you for your support!

Mission of The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc. (FANCI) The Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center Inc. (FANCI) exists to support the staff, programs and the vision of the Ansonia Nature Center.

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