Become a Founding Member — and Be a Lookout Leader

Lookout Leaders, our founding members, help their community and empower our journalists to bring you impactful reporting. Lookout gives part of every membership directly to one of our not-for-profit Civic Partners.

Read, Lead and Help Others. Sign Up Annually and Save:

$15/mo or $165/yr

Become a member

Annual members save nearly 10%

Lookout Leaders exclusively receive:

Full access to all Lookout content.

Support Your Community as You Support Us. Lookout gifts 10% of your membership to a not-for-profit that you choose: Coastal Watershed Council, Community Foundation Santa Cruz County, Digital NEST, Jacob's Heart or Second Harvest Food Bank.

Members-only Newsletter: Lookout Executive Editor Chris Fusco provides behind-the-scenes perspectives on our news coverage.

Your Name in Lights (If You Want): Your name on our founding members wall, plus a shout-out in our newsletter.

Longevity Bonus: Annual members get a Lookout Santa Cruz T-shirt!

Coming Soon: "Santa Cruz Insiders," your VIP pass to exclusive member experiences. Early access to curated tours, private tastings, custom merchandise and more.

Coming Soon: Engage directly with our newsroom through recurring video discussions with our correspondents.

Have a question about membership? Read this list of frequently asked questions and answers.

Custom Lookout Membership Opportunities

Lookout Santa Cruz offers several additional, unique membership options. Click below to learn more about:

Enterprise Membership

Founders Circle

Schools Access Program