Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

A nonprofit organization

$51,851 raised by 173 donors

100% complete

$50,000 Goal

Help us make BIG things happen for GiveBig2024!

Thank you for visiting Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest's Washington Gives GiveBig 2024 page. Did you know that our sanctuary, 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, almost 16 years ago after decades in biomedical research from a facility in Pennsylvania. After a large expansion thanks to many generous donors, nine more chimpanzees came from the closed-down Wildlife Waystation in California. 

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 ever-expanding lives. 

While indoor space is equally important to captive chimpanzees, we continue to work on the outdoor habitats for both groups. Check out the video below to see the groups in the respective habitats across from one another!

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 sixteen 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 Data


Organization name

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Tax id (EIN)





PO BOX 952
CLE ELUM, WA 98922

Service areas



Cle Elum, WA, US, 98922

Kittitas County, WA, US



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