Community Engagement

Friends Helping Friends

Through in-kind support, Como Friends is pleased to partner with other non-profits and causes in our community.

Como Friends is proud to be a member of Minnesota’s thriving nonprofit community, and regularly supports local, regional and national nonprofits with in-kind gifts and other requested donations. Working with our partners at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, we work to fulfill 10 such donations each month, giving special consideration to the organizations that fit the criteria below :

  • Similar Mission:

The mission of the Zoo and Conservatory is to inspire our public to value the presence of living things in our lives.

  • Partner Organization:

Como Friends and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory work with many partner nonprofits. If your organization has a relationship with Como, your request will receive a higher priority.

  • Volunteer Involvement:

Como values our 1,500 volunteers. If a volunteer of Como Friends or Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is involved in your organization, your request will receive a higher priority.

Requests should be received by Como Friends at least 60 days in advance of the event donation deadline.

Send the following information to the address below or email to

Contact Name
Organization Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Website
Organization mission, audience served
Explanation of partner relationship or volunteer involvement (see above)
Date of Event, anticipated audience
Date donation is needed

If you have any questions about donation requests, please email

Como Friends
Attn: Donation Request
1225 Estabrook Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55103