Namesake Neighbors

Namesake Neighbors is a special outreach program to connect with local businesses named for one of the islands.

Your business shares a name with the Channel Islands in our backyard: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Maybe it was because of what the islands mean to you, or maybe what they mean to your customers.  Our hope is that the islands are as iconic to you out there across the water as they are in the name of your business.

We are offering local businesses the opportunity to sponsor programs that support the islands and help connect people to them.

By contributing to this initiative, you have the opportunity to support your islands and help bring attention to both them and your business.  

How You Can Contribute:

Donate at one of our special Namesake Neighbors Levels.  We want to be sure you are recognized for your support and each level comes with increasing levels of publicity and our gratitude…

$100 — For this amount, you become an Island Neighbor and you will receive a special Decal Sticker for your business that shows you have supported the islands.  You will also be recognized in our annual report.

$500 For this amount, you become an Island Associate and you will get the Decal, publicity as a Sponsor at one of our community events and you will be listed in our annual report.

$1,000 — For this amount, you become an Island Helper and you get the Decal, publicity as a Sponsor at two of our community events in 2015-2016 and you will be listed in our annual report.

$5,000 — For this amount, you become an Island Supporter and you get the Decal, publicity as the Lead Sponsor at four of our community events in 2015-2016 and you will be listed in our annual report.

$10,000 — For this amount, you become an Island Partner and you get the Decal, publicity as a Lead Sponsor at all of our 2015-2016 community events with a specially made Island Partner banner just for your company and you will be listed in our annual report.





Here are examples of how your generous donation is invested to achieve the goals of the Foundation:
$100 funds vaccination for 10 foxes.
$500 pays for more than 80 students’ transportation to the Visitor Center for a field trip.
$1,000 helps cover per-diem costs for 50 island volunteers.
$5,000 funds a whale watching trip for more than 150 4th grade students.
$10,000 sends 200 students out to the island for a wonderful learning adventure.

We appreciate our Namesake Neighbors!