501(c)(3)

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with no government funding. We have achieved the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency (the highest level awarded) due to our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.


$35,000 per month

Our monthly operating budget is $35,000, which we accomplish with no federal or state funding. The sanctuary runs solely off of private monetary and in-kind donations, admission fees, grants, memberships, and sales from the gift shop. We would appreciate any help you can give us!


30+ Wild residents

Our highly-trained animal care team works hard to maintain the highest standard of welfare for the 30+ animals under our care. As a sanctuary, the number of residents varies.


The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary has been providing sanctuary to non-releasable wildlife since 1987 — over 30 years of caring for animals that have nowhere else to go.

SINCE 1987


We have a dedicated team of 10 full and part-time employees working to keep this Sanctuary going and taking care of the animals.

10 Staff Members