Happy Hollow Foundation

Ways to Support HHPZ

Now more than ever, Happy Hollow is a leading example of providing an active, non-commercial and affordable place for all families to play and connect. Your support builds on that unique experience and funds improvements and initiatives you see at the Park & Zoo.

Cash Contributions

A simple and convenient way to support Happy Hollow Park and Zoo is to make a contribution to the Happy Hollow Foundation by check or credit card. You may receive tax benefits if you itemize deductions on your federal income tax forms. Pledges can be made as a single gift, over several years or on an annual basis.

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Contributions to Happy Hollow Foundation to honor a special recipient make a thoughtful gift for special occasions, or can be a lovely legacy in memoriam. 

Note: Gifts of $500 or more may qualify for special recognition or perks, including behind the scenes experiences with some of our most popular animal residents. Call the Foundation office to learn more: 408-277-3498. 


Workplace Giving

Your workplace may match your financial gifts to Happy Hollow Foundation.  We currently have matching gift programs in place with the following Santa Clara Valley companies:

  • Adobe
  • Apple
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ebay
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Sandisk
  • Symantec

Please ask your HR department for the appropriate forms when making your tax-deductible gift to Happy Hollow Foundation.  Send them to: Happy Hollow Foundation, 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112, Attn:  Matching Gifts. We’ll confirm receipt of your gift and take care of the rest!


Dragon Donor Board

Eye-catching and prominent longer term recognition for donors at the $2,500 level and above is offered on our Dragon Donor Board, featured in the center of the park outside the entrance to the Picnic Basket. Donors at many levels are recognized in the entry plaza as well. 

Happy Hollow Dragon Donor Board


Exhibit & Ride Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available for exhibits, rides, amusements, special events and ad campaigns. Partner your brand with Happy Hollow to show your civic pride to over 450,000 guests a year.

Join the generous giving of Air Systems Foundation, Friends of Holly Hayes, Dustin Lakin of Rock Stars, Stella Gross Charitable Trust, Sprig Electric, Kiwanis, and Happy Hollow Foundation donors in sponsoring a ride or exhibit. Sponsorships begin at $10,000 for annual or longer term name placement.


Gifts of Securities

A gift of appreciated securities, either publicly traded or from a private company, may provide greater tax advantage than gifts of cash.  You may deduct the current fair market value as a charitable gift, and in most cases, avoid tax on capital gain on the appreciated value of securities. 


Make a Bequest

You can make provisions for the Happy Hollow Foundation in your will, designating that either a dollar amount or a percentage of your estate go to Happy Hollow Foundation. Including the foundation in your will is an opportunity to make a permanent investment in a cause you have supported during your lifetime. 

Deferred gift vehicles such as bequests in wills or revocable living trusts, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, deferred compensation plans, retained life estates and other future gift commitments offer appealing options. Thoughtfully crafted gift plans to the Happy Hollow Foundation offer benefits to you as well as HHPZ.


Contact Us

Call the Foundation office today to learn more about contributing to making the growth and vitality of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo a proud reality for tomorrow:  408-277-3498.


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