The Fondation du Zoo de Granby is a non-profit organization with the mission of financing and promoting conservation, research and education projects for the preservation of wildlife, flora and the environment in Québec and around the world. 

It also supports initiatives aimed at the continuous improvement of our animal well-being here at the Zoo.

Our Story

Founded in 1993, the Zoo de Granby Foundation has financially supported many projects over the years:

  • New feeding troughs in our elephants’ habitat
  • A project for reinstating bats
  • A new habitat for our Amur leopards
  • Social-community visits
  • Annual support for several international research and conservation programs for endangered species, such as the snow leopard and the Amur tiger.
  • Enrichments for the well-being of animals in the care of the Zoo de Granby

$2.5 million in investments

To date, the Fondation has invested more than $2.5 million in projects in line with its mission and that of the Zoo de Granby. 

Our donors’ designated contributions are directly allocated to the projects they have identified.

*The funds gathered by the Fondation du Zoo de Granby are not used for the Zoo de Granby’s regular operations expenses.


The Foundation annually contributes to a number of projects essential to the conservation of biodiversity.

 Whether it’s by contributing to the annual campaign, planning a donation through your will, your stocks or your life insurance policy, or by participating in our benefit activities, we thank you for joining us in this great adventure, and for truly making a difference!


Whether it’s to reinstate spiny softshell turtles, preserve big cat habitats, fight poaching operations or support our research projects at the Zoo, each donation has a direct impact on the preservation of animal biodiversity. There are no small donations, only great impacts!


Offer a memorable experience to socio-economically disadvantaged youth. Each donation of $25 sponsors a visit.


Come and participate in this fun family event. The only race in Québec held in a zoo, you'll even get to experience the park’s behind-the-scene pathways! The next edition will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2023. This year, a 10 km run will be added to the race options!

The Explorers' Feast

Join us for a convivial evening under the theme of "Globe-trotter gastronome". In collaboration with the Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec, you'll taste dishes inspired by the international regions found at the Zoo. See you on November 8, 2023.

Major Donations

If you wish to make a major Fondation du Zoo contribution or a planned donation, please contact the Foundation management through e-mail: or by calling 450 372-9113, ext. 2102.

Contact us

Animal Foster Parents Program

Get involved in our Zoo residents’ well-being by becoming an ambassador for the protection of nature and wildlife.


The Foundation offers annual grants to organizations committed to the protection of nature by supporting various conservation initiatives in Québec. The grant aims to finance projects focusing on the protection and valorization of native species.

The 2023 recipients:

  • Québec Oiseaux: Alleviating threats and conserving nesting habitat for endangered grassland birds in Québec
  • Saguenay-Charlevoix Comité ZIP: Chiroptères Charlevoix
  • Organisme de bassin versant de la baie Missisquoi: Inventory and protection project for the spring salamander
  • Le Nichoir: Recovery and release of endangered aerial insectivores

Sponsorship Requests

The Fondation du Zoo de Granby is proud to become involved with communities, associations and organizations through the sponsorship of zoo passes.

Requests must meet the following criteria:

  • They must be presented by a recognized association or NPO, or propose an activity benefiting a recognized NPO
  • They must be based in the province of Québec;
  • They must operate in one of the following key sectors:
  • The field of health,
  • Children’s well-being and education,
  • The social community sector.
  • They must not have received any sponsorship from the Fondation du Zoo within the last 12 months.


  • Any project aimed at only one individual;
  • Projects linked to a political party or a candidate belonging to a political party, or any pressure group; 
  • Any project that could potentially be detrimental to the reputation of the Zoo de Granby, the Fondation or their respective missions.
Only one sponsorship per organization per year is permitted. Pass sponsorships are awarded based on a priority basis, the number of requests received and the available budget.


Since its first edition in 2017, the aim of the Zoo Race is to raise public awareness for the preservation, research, education and animal well-being initiatives undertaken by the Zoo's Foundation. Join the 2,000 runners and make a difference, while enjoying a fun activity on the Zoo site! New for 2023: We've added a 10 km course and a new 5 km circuit Join us on Sunday, September 17, 2023! Registration begins on March 1, 2023

Contact Us

Marie-Claude Landry
Director - Philanthropic Development, Partnerships and Sponsorships

Fondation du Zoo de Granby
525, rue Saint-Hubert
Granby (Québec) J2G 5P3

450 372-9113, poste 2102

We Thank out Donators

The Zoo de Granby Foundation wishes to recognize the great generosity of all those who make a gesture for the preservation of biodiversity here and elsewhere. The recognition program is a tribute to all donors - individuals and organizations - who support the Foundation's mission.

List of 2022 Donators ; Donations of $500 and more

  • Anonymes
  • Fondation Mathieu Sabourin
  • Fondation famille Benoit
  • MRC de La Haute-Yamaska
  • Anonymes
  • 12493004 Canada Inc.
  • Coffrage Éco Inc.
  • CycloFields
  • Dubé Loiselle Inc.
  • EmondExpert Inc.
  • iA Groupe financier
  • La Bande
  • McCann
  • Racicot Chandonnet Ltée
  • Rona Granby


  • Yvan Auclair
  • Richard Brosseau
  • Catherine Collins & Pierre Forest
  • Réjean Cormier
  • Yolande Dubé
  • Les étudiants de la Faculté de médecine vétérinaire de l’Université de Montréal
  • Marc Filion
  • Mario Gariépy
  • Paul Gosselin
  • Samuel Grenier
  • Marie-Claude Landry
  • Cynthia Patry
  • Annie Rousseau
  • Lucie St-Arneault
  • Sylvie Théberge
  • Madeleine Trempe Goulet

Presenting Partners:

  • RBC Banque Royale

In collaboration with :

  • Essor Assurances
  • Normandin Gravel Rhéaume Avocats Inc.
  • Coca-Cola

Presenting Partners:

  • Artopex
  • Comeau & Fils
  • GNR Corbus

In collaboration with :

  • Construction Jonathan Laperle
  • exp
  • Favreau Blais Architectes
  • Groupe Allaire Gince Infrastructures Inc.
  • Revêtements Agro Inc. (Les)
  • Tradelco Inc.


Les administrateurs de la Fondation sont nommés par le Conseil d’administration de la Société zoologique de Granby, parmi les membres en règle du Conseil de la SZG.

  • President: Jean-François Dumas
  • Vice-president: Richard Brosseau
  • Treasurer: Simon Lapointe
  • Secretary: Paul Gosselin

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