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Volunteer Lisa Renfrow leads a feed the vulture session on the Raptor Trail every Saturday at 12:30 pm. Photo by Michele Miller Houck

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We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill


Annual Gifts to Carolina Raptor Center
Carolina Raptor Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (tax ID #56-1349170) that relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to advance its mission. By joining our group of loyal donors and members, you are providing vital resources that ensure we deliver outstanding medical care to injured/orphaned raptors, quality STEM education to our youth, and valuable visitor experiences to the community, all while helping conserve our environment. 

Annual Fund Gifts support our operating budget to conserve raptors through our rehabilitation, education and visitor programs. You can make a one-time or recurring donation (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually). One-time gifts of $50 or more and monthly recurring gifts of $5 or more qualify for membership benefits at the corresponding level. Donate Now


Become a member (starting at $50/year or $5/month) and enjoy free admission to the Raptor Trail for a full year. Other member benefits include discounts on Birthday Parties, Raptor Encounters, and other Special Events.

Learn more about membership.

Take Flight Society 

Join other leadership donors ($1,000+ annually) in the Take Flight Society by committing to a three-year gift and enjoy special members-only benefits like case studies with Dr. Dave Scott, raptor releases and Bird Show previews. Learn more about the Take Flight Society and the benefits of membership.

Adopt a Bird

Our Adopt-A-Bird Program helps underwrite the cost of caring for our resident birds on the Raptor Trail by donating $50 annually to adopt an individual bird or as little as $5/monthly to adopt a whole species of bird. This type of gift helps us feed and care for our resident birds that help CRC educate visitors about the different types of raptors, their habitats, how humans affect their populations, and other key STEM education topics like physics of flight. You will receive a certificate and photo acknowledging your adoption and will receive our monthly RaptorFacts Newsletter.

Learn more about our Adopt-a-Bird Program.

In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations make a big difference at CRC by donating goods or services we need to rehabilitate injured/orphaned birds, provide a top-notch visitor experience, or offer education programs. Please visit our Wish List page to see what items we currently need. If you have questions about a specific item not on our list, please email Director of Marketing & Development, Kris Cole, or call (704) 875-6521 x204.

To learn more about Carolina Raptor Center’s stewardship of your generous contributions, please refer to the following resources:

View CRC’s FY2014 Form 990
View CRC’s FY2014 Annual Report
Research CRC on GuideStar