Because of your support, 33 qualified sanctuaries and rescue centers providing rehabilitation or long-term care for apes throughout Africa, Asia and North America were able to raise more than $410,000 through Giving Day for Apes to continue their important work.

Save the Chimps supporters like you helped the Sanctuary win prizes in critical additional funding. The day was a great success!

Nearly 600 Save the Chimps supporters raised over $46,000 for the Sanctuary and the exemplary care provided for chimpanzees like Larry, Pepsi and Lisa Marie. Many of you shared with friends and family and helped to raise awareness about the more than 800 chimpanzees still awaiting retirement from research laboratories, entertainment, and the pet trade.

Your amazing response made the Sanctuary the winning organization in both dollars and donors. Sponsored prizes of $8,000 in additional critical funding bring the day’s total to $54,086.

You make all this possible — chimpanzee care, veterinary care, enrichment activities and beautiful island homes. It is thanks to your action, passion, and generosity that we will be ready to bring more chimps in need home to sanctuary. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

In Gratitude,


Molly Polidoroff
Executive Director