The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of providing lifelong sanctuary to non-releasable greater Yellowstone ecosystem wildlife while sharing a message of conservation and education. 
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary by the Numbers

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YWS recieves ZERO federal or state funding. The sanctuary runs solely off of private monetary and in-kind donations, admission fees, grants, and sales from the gift shop. 
Our highly-trained animal care team works hard to maintain the highest standard of welfare for non-releasable wildlife under our care.
We have an experienced and dedicated staff and board at the Sanctuary. We are also very fortunate to have great group of volunteers that help us along our way.
The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary was awarded the 2018 Bronze GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information about nonprofit organizations and a leader in advancing transparency in the nonprofit sector. This level demonstrates Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
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