Do the Upright Thing: Support Primate Retirement!

We believe the least we can do is help the monkeys retire from laboratories whenever possible. However, it costs a lot of money to ensure our retirees get the top-notch care they deserve. Some labs will attempt to fund for 1-3 years of care, but the monkeys need funding for life. Please consider making a contribution via Paypal, JustGive, or by mail, or select one of our direct sponsorship opportunities, below, with transactions handled through Paypal. Primates Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.
Donors will be able to visit when we are officially USDA licensed to be able to allow supervised visits. Please sign up on our email list at the bottom of the web page to stay updated on our progress. Thank you!

Sponsor a Monkey

Select which sponsorship level (below) you wish to donate to. Once on the Paypal checkout page, please tell us the monkey you would like to sponsor, the sponsorship type, amount you’re donating, whether it’s a monthly donation, then your remaining billing info. Thank you!

Sponsor a Building

Help support the expensive and enriching monkey building and infrastructure! Select which sponsorship level you wish to donate to. Once on the Paypal checkout page, please type the amount you’re donating, the building sponsorship title, followed by your billing info. Thank you!

Midwest Modern rendering of Primates Inc. sanctuary buildings

Primate Builder

$1,000

This donor level supports a portion of the permanent infrastructure costs to accommodate one primate retiree. Receive name on a plaque with other Primate Builders on outside of building plus a video of one of the monkeys eating a fruit of your choosing.

Primate Ecologist

$5,000

This donor level supports the cost to construct one outdoor enclosure that the monkeys can enter during the beautiful Wisconsin weather that we have for most of the year! Our goal is to plant as much vegetation as we can in these enclosures and also plant around existing grass and trees. Receive name on plaque that will be placed on the outdoor enclosure along with video of the monkeys entering it!

Primate Wanderer

$10,000

This donor level pays for the fabrication of walkways between all enclosures plus plays for a portion of the labor costs to construct the domes which is estimated to cost $15,000. Receive name on the greenhouse dome along with other Primate Wanderers.

Primate Advocate

$25,000

This donor level supports a portion of the permanent infrastructure costs, and one year of care for the monkeys. Receive name on a plaque with other Primate Builders and Advocates on outside of building, and name will be placed on a monkey enclosure.

Most Valuable Primate

$50,000

The MVP offers a sustaining donation that will cover five years of care for one primate, as well as a portion of the permanent infrastructure. This level of commitment is greatly appreciated. From food, care, utilities, periodic medical service, to overall well-being; the MVP provides the necessities for a primate individual over the course of five years. Receive name on a plaque with other Primate Builders and Advocates on outside of building, and name will be placed on a monkey enclosure.

Primate Superhero

$300,000

This donor level will fund for half of the costs to construct the next indoor/outdoor sanctuary model that can accommodate up to 20 monkeys. The donor Superhero’s funds will also go toward the construction of a visitation center that will allow Primates Incorporated Staff to give presentations to visitors, as well as provide a place for interns to stay as they learn about primate behavior and care. The donor will receive video of the incoming monkeys as they enter their enclosures, and their name will be placed on the new building and visitation center.

Sponsor an Employee

Select which sponsorship level you wish to donate to. Once on the Paypal checkout page, please type the amount you’re donating, whether it’s a monthly donation, the sponsorship type + employee title, followed by your billing info. Thank you!

Hilary Hemmes-Kavanaugh / Primate Behavioral Research and Welfare Manager

Hilary

Primatologist

Fallon

Animal Care Manager

Amber

Animal Caretaker

Primatologist

$500 a month
or $6000 one-time donation

Receive two videos of monkeys eating fruit and receiving enrichment and meet with Hilary the Primatologist over lunch (or phone meeting if remote donor) to discuss how to analyze primate behavior to help socialize primates, keep them relaxed, in their routine, and loving sanctuary life!

Animal Care Manager

$500 a month
or $6000 one-time donation

Receive two videos of monkeys eating fruit and receiving enrichment and meet with Fallon the Animal Care Manager over lunch (or phone meeting if remote donor) to discuss the operations at the Primates Incorporated facility and the how we take in and care for monkeys in need of retirement!

Animal Care Staff

$300 a month
or $3,600 one-time donation

Receive two videos of monkeys eating fruit and receiving enrichment and meet with Amber the Animal Care Employee over lunch (or phone meeting if remote donor) to discuss how to pursue a career in caring for primates and what the animal care staff duties entail

Volunteer

The purpose of the Primates Incorporated volunteer program is to engage the local community in providing quality care to monkeys retiring from research facilities, pet monkey ownerships, and the entertainment industry. There are many options to achieve this, from grant editing to outdoor chores like gardening and landscaping. And sweating isn't even mandatory! View current opportunities, below.

“We had an awesome day working for a great cause!”

Photos (top left to right): Volunteers staining picnic tables; volunteers cutting trees and grooming the walking trail; volunteer shaping chicken wire for tree protection; volunteer planting lilac tree.

Volunteer Opportunities

Property Care Volunteer

Property care volunteers are great for individuals who enjoy landscaping, gardening, and general…

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Off-site Volunteers

Off-site volunteer roles are perfect for individuals who are unable to make a regular time…

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Special Event Volunteers

Special event volunteers play a vital role in our ability to do community outreach while…

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Administrative Volunteers

Administrative volunteers are also able to work off site, and assist the Executive Director in…

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Animal Care Volunteer

Animal care volunteers have the opportunity to assist primate caregiving staff with animal care…

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Behavioral Research Volunteer

Behavioral research volunteers have a unique opportunity to participate in an ongoing behavioral…

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Donate To Our Wishlist

Primates Incorporated is always in need of daily items that help enrich our retirees lives, keep them safe and well-fed. Most of these items can be found on our Amazon Wishlist page. Please consider purchasing and donating items from this list in your charitable giving plans. Thank you!

Items that need not be found on Amazon.com:
  • Gift Certificates or Products (for our silent auctions)
  • Vegetation: bamboo plants, fig trees, and banana trees for indoor enclosures; raspberry and blackberry plants for perimeter of property; prairie land plants to help maintain our 10-acre prairie land)
  • Outdoor Needs: horse fence panel 2”x4” mesh opening (5ft x 16 ft long), culverts, boulders, treated lumber, playground equipment, 9 G chain-link fencing, riding lawn mower, chain for hanging hammocks, hammer drill and drill bits, chainsaw, and gardening tools
Please Mail Donations to:

Primates Incorporated
PO Box 7384
Madison, WI 53707

Leave Your Legacy at the Sanctuary

Tributes are a great way to leave a legacy and support Primates Incorporated at the same time. Add your inscription to a brick on our nature trail or to our sanctuary building.

Two size options for bricks and locations to choose from:
• 4″ x 8″= $150
• 8″ x 8″= $250
• Sanctuary building (format yet to be determined)= $1,000

TO ORDER:

Select your choice below, then click the Paypal button, then fill out your inscription on the Payapl checkout page.

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A Delicious Part of a Peaceful Retirement