Become a member

Lookout Leaders

Lookout members believe in the power of trusted, high-quality local news and community betterment. That’s why we’ve dubbed our founding members “Lookout Leaders.”

A membership not only empowers our journalists to bring you credible, impactful reporting, but it also supports a variety of community causes, with 10 percent of membership fees going directly to one of our not-for-profit Civic Partners. Lookout members also receive several exclusive benefits: a members-only newsletter by Executive Editor Chris Fusco, early access to private, curated “Santa Cruz Insiders” experiences, member recognition, Lookout swag and more.

To become a Lookout Leader, click here.

Founders Circle

Founders Circle members uniquely understand Lookout’s growing value as an investigative and accountability leader, and want to help grow our reporting impact as quickly as possible by contributing at a higher level.

At a level of $1,000 a year or more, Founders Circle members can see the impact of our accountability reporting, as evidenced by our Access Democracy initiative and more, close-up. In addition, these memberships are tax-deductible. If you’re passionate about helping Lookout make Santa Cruz County a better place, please consider joining our Founders Circle. Contact CEO Ken Doctor directly at ken@lookoutlocal.com to learn more.

Enterprise & Group Memberships

Keep your employees up to date on the latest news and trends impacting Santa Cruz County business with a unique Lookout Enterprise Membership plan. Not only will you provide your employees with information they need to do their jobs better, you’ll also be investing in their professional development and quality of life.

Discounted group memberships begin with groups of five or more, and can be tailored per company or organization.

Please contact Chief Revenue Officer Jed Williams directly at jed@lookoutlocal.com to request additional information.

Student Access: High Schools, Colleges & Universities

Students, now more than ever, need access to trustworthy, factual, non-partisan news.

With Lookout’s Student Access Program, they get it. Our Student Access Program, first launched for all of Cabrillo College’s 13,000 students, has been funded by generous benefactors who underwrite the program.

Lookout now seeks to expand this program to all students, and other deserving groups.

Please contact CEO Ken Doctor directly at ken@lookoutlocal.com to learn more about this program and opportunities to participate.