Lincoln Park Zoo
Grants to Lincoln Park Zoo
2012 (Duration 5 years)
Arts & Culture in Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to the Lincoln Park Zoo, the oldest continually operating zoological park in the nation. Beginning with a gift of two swans from New York City's Central Park Zoo, it now cares for 900 exotic animals. It is accredited, privately managed, and open to the public free-of-charge year-round, welcoming three million visitors annually. It occupies 36 acres of land just a block away from Lake Michigan, and operates and maintains four historic landmark buildings. It is committed to providing free, family-oriented wildlife experiences in the heart of Chicago and advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, research science and conservation.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lincoln Park Zoo $500,000 between 2010 and 2013.