Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to charities
that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify,
document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the
highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness,
and cost effectiveness.
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Our Conservation Partners
The San Diego Zoo
The 100-acre San Diego Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats. The organization focuses on conservation and research work around the globe, educates millions of individuals a year about wildlife and maintains accredited horticultural, animal, library and photo collections. The Zoo also manages the 1,800-acre San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, which includes a 900-acre native species reserve, and the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research. The important conservation work of these entities is supported in part by The Foundation of the Zoological Society of San Diego.