Do the Upright Thing:
Support Primate Retirement!

The monkeys need all of us to help them since they are being used to help us. It is costly 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 provide your crucial tax-deductible donation today by clicking on the secure Paypal link to the right. Please also consider selecting one of our direct sponsorship opportunities, below (transactions handled through Paypal). Thank you!

Primates Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

Sponsor a Monkey / Step 1:

Choose (but don’t click on) a retiree or pair of retirees to sponsor and remember their names.

Sponsor a Monkey / Step 2:

Click on your preferred sponsorship level below. This will take you to a secure Paypal checkout page. Once there, enter the sponsorship amount and indicate whether it’s a monthly donation, and your billing info.

Sponsor a Monkey / Step 3:

Email the name of the monkey or pair of monkeys you would like to sponsor to so Amy can send you a video of your retiree eating fruit and/or interacting with enrichment. You can also choose to make your sponsorship a gift by letting Amy know the name and email address of your donor.

Leave Your Legacy at the Sanctuary

Estate Planning
Please consider including Primates Incorporated in your estate planning since we plan to expand our operations to help 100 monkeys over the next twenty years. We will place a plaque on a tree honoring your legacy on the nature trail when we receive a contribution from your will or trust.

Nature Trail Tribute Bricks
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 (3 lines maximum; 18 characters per line)
• 8″ x 8″= $250 (6 lines maximum; 18 characters per line)
• Sanctuary building (format yet to be determined)= $1,000


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

Tribute Bricks
8" x 4" tribute brick
8"x 8" tribute brick


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.
Volunteers staining picnic table

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Many of these items listed below can also 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 we need:
  • Gift Certificates, Gift Baskets, or Products (for our silent auctions we host at least twice annually)
  • Enrichment: Timothy hay, birdseed, natural peanut butter, dried fruit, unsalted nuts, honey, durable chew toys, and felt blankets.
  • Vegetation: bamboo plants, fig trees, and banana trees for indoor enclosures; raspberry and blackberry plants for perimeter of property; plants for our outdoor gardens such as lettuce, tomato, asparagus, and cucumbers; and prairie land plants to help maintain our 10-acre prairie land)
  • Outdoor Needs: PVC pipes for benches – (1 or 1.25 inch diameter), horse fence panel 2”x4” mesh opening (5ft x 16 ft long) to construct walkways, culverts, boulders, treated lumber to create climbing structures, untreated lumber for raised garden beds, playground equipment, dirt for planting above-ground gardens, durable chain or sisal rope for hanging hammocks, carabiners for hanging chain, chainsaw for cutting branches, and gardening tools
  • Sanctuary Supplies: Nitrile gloves, shoe covers, laundry detergent, straw for bedding (small square bales), Simple Green Cleaner, and dish soap
Please Mail Donations to:

Primates Incorporated
PO Box 7384
Madison, WI 53707

A Delicious Part of a Peaceful Retirement