The Indianapolis Prize convenes the best conservationists from every corner of the world to recognize ideas and solutions that work – for species, for people and for our planet. Since its inaugural year, the Indianapolis Prize has recognized men and women who have made a significant impact in saving animal species.

No other city or community in the world has an award program with the magnitude and impact of the Indianapolis Prize, it truly models the best of what a city can dare to achieve.

It is the continued goal of the Prize to draw the general public’s attention to conservation awareness. With your backing we look forward to continue showing the world what a dedicated community can do to make a difference.

Thank you for helping play a role in advancing animal conservation.

The Indianapolis Prize is the largest individual monetary award given for animal conservation in the world and is one of the ways the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. empowers people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. The Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. A portion of each ticket, donation or sponsorship may be eligible for tax deductions.



If you would like to speak to someone about supporting the Indianapolis Prize please contact Teri Baker at 317-630-2004 or