There are several ways to donate.  The quickest and easiest way is to click on the "Donate" button. You can choose to make a one time donation or a recurring monthly donation. Please remember that we have an all volunteer staff, and 100% of the donations we receive go directly to caring and providing for our birds!


​​A check can be made out and mailed directly to:

The Icarus Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 3036
Annapolis, MD  21403

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A receipt of donation will be provided to all donors for end of year tax purposes.


Sponsor a parrot

This is a wonderful program where you donate monthly or annually by sponsoring one or more of our sanctuary residents. For more information and to see the birds currently available for sponsorship, please visit our Sponsor A Parrot page .



If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our "Volunteer Application," which can be obtained by contacting us by email at ​  and we will send you one, or you can request a volunteer application by using the form on our Contact Us page.  We ask that you be at least 18 years old, and are available a minimum of 1 day every one to two weeks for at least 2 - 3 hours each day.


In-kind donations

We also welcome donations of the following:​

  • newspaper
  • pre-approved safe bird toys
  • organically grown fresh produce
  • unsalted nuts (we purchase ours from  You can purchase a specially priced care package selected specifically for the parrots in our care by clicking on the link.


Amazon Smile

Remember, whenever you shop at Amazon, ​please start at This link will take you directly to in support of the Icarus Foundation, Inc. so you won't have to search for our sanctuary. Every time you shop from this link, Amazon will automatically donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to help the parrots here at the Chesapeake Parrot Sanctuary.