To Help

Friends of the Island Fox's mission is to support the efforts to save the endangered island fox on the California Channel Islands through education and conservation programs. 

How can you Help the Island Fox?


How?  On each page of our website on the right hand side you will see a box “Donate to Friends Now” where you can contribute through PayPal. Alternatively, please send your check, made payable to the Friends of the Island Fox.  Mail to: 1901 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, CA  93001-4354 

Why?   The recovery of the island fox requires funds to support monitoring and ensuring the health and safety of each island fox population. With delisting from Endangered Species status comes less governmental and agency support for island fox conservation.

Funds are needed for all aspects of fox management: replacing essential radio collars (a minimum 50-60 are maintained on each island), vaccinations, identification microchips, fox health checks including blood tests, necropsies, preservation of biological samples, "Fox-Saver" bins, and fox awareness road signs to prevent vehicular mortality.

Education Programs: Island foxes have recovered from Endangered status, but maintaining healthy fox populations requires local community knowledgeable of: the island fox's vulnerability to disease, threats from introduced species, impacts from climate change, and the impacts of human modification of the Channel Island habitat. To date 54,000 children and adults have been reached throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties, as well as other areas of California.

Invite Us To Your School or Community Group
Our free Education Programs are available to schools and adult organizations throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties.  Help the island fox by inviting us to your community, or by informing others of the availability of these programs.  Programs can be tailored to any grade and for any length. For more information on programs. 

El Segundo Ladies Golf Club raises funds for Channel Island foxes.
Fort Collins, CO Foxes Baseball Club raises funds for Channel Island foxes.
Fresno Chaffee Zoo provides grant for Channel Island foxes
LUSH Cosmetics grant 

Island Fox Ambassador School
Your class, club, grade or school can become Island Fox Ambassadors. An FIF educator will come and give a presentation to your school or organization. We will then work with your group to help students design their own service-learning project to participate in island fox conservation efforts and to educate their friends, schoolmates, families and/or community about the island fox. One student can make a difference for the island fox (Hannah’s Story) and a school working together can have a powerful impact (Island Fox Ambassadors).

FIF Director Pat Meyer
FIF sells t-shirts and sweatshirts that bear the Friends of the Island Fox logo on the front. Shirts and sweatshirts come in small, medium, large and extra large.  (Long-sleeved t-shirts are small, medium and large, only.) T-shirts are $15.00 for short sleeve and $20.00 for long-sleeved, and sweatshirts are $25.00. An additional $5 shipping and handling charge applies to all orders.  Contact if you would like to order.

For Friends of the Island Fox to grow and expand our efforts to save the endangered island fox, we need more volunteers to assist our educators at school visits, community talks, and to staff booths at local events.  Volunteer educators are badly needed to enable our Education Program to grow.  Contact us at for more information, or call (805) 228-4123.

Learn More
Visit our “About Island Fox” page, to learn more about the island fox.   Your knowledge will allow you to inform others about the island fox, the California Channel Islands and our work.

Stay Informed
Keep up-to-date with island fox and Channel Island news.  We invite you to sign up for our monthly  e-newsletter at Mailing List.  Also, follow us on Twitter  @ifoxtweet and find us on Facebook.

Updated 06/15/17