Every little bit helps and your donation will help us to continue educating and working with people to help resolve conflicts with bears.  The bottom line is that your donation will go a long way in helping protect public safety and preventing the needless loss of wildlife.  Corporate sponsors can go here.

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Donation via Check/Money Order

Please make checks and money orders payable to Bear Smart Durango and mail to either:

Bear Smart Durango
PO Box 2291
Durango, CO  81302

Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado
PO Box 1673
Durango, CO 81302
Phone: 970-375-5807

Donation via Credit Card

To make a tax-deductible donation to Bear Smart Durango via credit card you may do so on the Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado website. Be sure to include a notation indicating that your contribution is for Bear Smart Durango.   View IRS Letter of Determination here.


In-Kind Donations

We welcome and greatly appreciate donations of services or funding to help us carry on our projects and programs. If you are willing to contribute towards the following please contact: Bryan Peterson, Director, Bear Smart Durango at or 970-749-4262.


Bear Smart Durango, under the fiscal sponsorship of the Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service. If you require your donation to be tax-deductible, please make your contribution via the Community Foundation Serving SW Colorado. We cannot continue our efforts in reducing human-bear conflict and helping preserve the safety of both residents and bears without your help. Please consider making a donation to help people live with wildlife. If you have a specific Bear Smart Durango program in mind for your contribution, please let us know!






Banner photo of Needham Elementary classroom presentation courtesy of The Durango Herald.