SUMMER HOURS:  Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer. 

SUMMER HOURS: Open from 10am-4pm daily EXCEPT Tuesdays. Book tours early as they fill up quickly in the summer.

Info for Donors

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 509(a)(1) public charity. We are funded primarily by donations and grants. We are not affiliated with Yellowstone National Park and receive no funding from the U.S. National Park Service.

We are proud to have achieved the Candid (Guidestar) Platinum Seal of Transparency (the highest level awarded) and Charity Navigator’s 4-Star Rating due to our deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability. If you have any questions about the Sanctuary, please feel free to contact us at

American Sanctuary Association

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is accredited by the American Sanctuary Association.


Our organization has earned a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Guidestar/Candid!

Charity Navigator

The Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary has a 4-Star rating with Charity Navigator.

Transparency and Accountability

We believe deeply in nonprofit transparency and accountability.

You can find our most recent annual reports, tax filings, and governance documents in the section below.

+1 (406) 446-1133
615 2nd St East, Red Lodge MT 59068
P.O. Box 675, Red Lodge MT 59068
EIN: 81-0422009

Reports and Tax Filings



The letter from the IRS confirming our status as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a 509(a)(1) public charity.

YWS Bylaws

The most current version of the bylaws was adopted on April 22, 2021.

Governance Policy

Adopted by the Board of Directors on Nov 19, 2020.

Conflict of Interest

This policy covers all officers and directors of YWS, adopted on Nov 19, 2000.

Articles of Incorporation

Articles as restated and filed in August of 2021.