Funding for the Medina Raptor Center relies exclusively on donations. There is no paid staff and all contributions are used to provide food, housing and medical care for the birds as well as educational outreach programs. The Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.



2018 Tax Note:
For 2018, one can still claim a QUALIFIED CHARITABLE Distribution if one is 70.5 years or older and if it comes directly out of a retirement account (ie IRA). Go here for further information or contact your tax advisor or the IRS for further information.

Monetary Donations Material & Supply Donations

Cash Donations are the most important to the Medina Raptor Center. We are able to purchase food for the birds, pay veterinary bills, and much more with cash donations.

Please help us help our birds by contributing to the PayPal Charitable Giving Fund. The full value of donations to this fund goes to the Center. PayPal covers all administrative costs and will email you a receipt for tax purposes.

Click here to make a secure donation through the PayPal Charitable Giving Fund.

Personal Checks
Please include the donation form with your personal checks.

Gifts Cards or Certificates
Gift cards for building supplies, office supplies or food items from vendors such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Buehler’s, WalMart, Staples and Office Max are greatly appreciated.

Gift certificates from®, a premium supplier of food to rodent eaters such as our birds, can be ordered through their website.

Raptor Sponsorship
Select one or more of our educational birds for sponsorship and help support our educational activities. Donors receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, a photo of their bird and the opportunity to visit their bird at the Center on the annual Sponsorship Day.
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Amazon Smile
amazon-smile-sm is an Amazon service that will donate a portion of your purchase price directly to the organization of your choice. Simply sign up for Smile, select the Medina Raptor Center as your preferred organization,and shop as normal. Amazon will automatically donate a percentage of the value of your purchase to the Center.

Amazon Wish List
amazon-wishDonors can purchase specific supplies from the Center wish list and have them shipped directly to our facility. Amazon will provide the shipping address during check out.

General and Medical Supplies
We have ongoing needs for a variety of supplies from food to lumber to medical items. Donation of items from this list (or see below) is greatly appreciated. Please contact us to arrange delivery of your materials/supply donation.

Gift cards for home improvement stores (Home Depot, Lowes):

  • Lumber
  • Shelving
  • Industrial cleaning supplies
  • Caulking
  • Hinges for caging

Rodent Pro gift certificates for mice and rats

Local pet store gift certificates for songbird food during the summer:

  • Mealworms
  • Wax worms
  • Bird Seed (unopened bags of good quality bird seed)
  • Suet for woodpeckers (unopened and in date)

Other food items (unopened and fresh):

  • Chopped Walnuts: Plain – no salt or additives
  • Wheat Germ
  • Fruit (fresh or frozen) (grapes, raspberries, strawberries)


  • Paper Towels
  • New or Used Aquarium (no cracks).
  • Gallon Jugs of Simple Green Cleaner
  • Clorox ‘Green Works’
  • Compostable Cleaners and Lysol wipes
  • Everyday cleaner