Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

A nonprofit organization

$51,732 raised by 213 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

Giving Day for Apes 2023!

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, 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. 

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 fifteen years of the sanctuary's existence and for all new donors who have fallen in love with the 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 our future growth.

Your support will truly make a difference.

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Organization name

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

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North America

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PO BOX 952
CLE ELUM, WA 98922



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