Indiana Raptor Center, Inc. is funded solely by donation. We do not receive funding from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, or any government agency. Our funds come to us through grant applications, private donations, and fundraising events.
Donations may be mailed to the address at the bottom of this page, or sent to us via Paypal. It’s as easy as clicking any of the heart-shaped buttons found on this website. Every donor will receive a letter to use for tax preparation purposes, since we are a 501C(3) organization and all donations to us are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations go directly to the purposes described below. Our staff is not paid for their efforts.
Thank you in advance for helping us to support both our education ambassadors who live at the center, and the patients that come here in need of our help and extended care.
What It Takes to Run InRC
While the feeding, care, and housing of birds makes up the bulk of our yearly budget, we also must deal with many expenses that come with keeping the organization up and running.
Descriptions of Budget Items
Purchase of rats, mice, quail, chicken, beef, fish, food supplements
Treatments, supplies and medicines, medical equipment (some of our vet care is donated)
Vehicle maintenance and fuel
Materials/equipment for maintaining enclosures, grounds; also bird handling equipment
Building materials and occasional professional services to maintain our bird enclosures
Office and mailing
Printing, postage, ink and paper, computer systems and equipment maintenance
Dues and fees
For professional organizations and license fees from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and continuing education
Including development and printing
Event fees and merchandise
For our fundraiser set-up and public programming sales