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How to Donate to CIMWI

1) Make a Financial Contribution

CIMWI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law (Tax I.D. 77-0648677).  100% of your donation will be applied to helping CIMWI fulfill its mission.

Mail your check to Channel Islands Marine & Wildlife Institute (CIMWI)
PO Box 4250, Santa Barbara, CA 93140

Or use PayPal to make your donation using this link –

2) Give an In-Kind Donation

You can help by donating something that is on CIMWI’s Wish List below. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please contact us for more details at


  • Four Wheel Drive Pick-up Truck – new or used in excellent condition
  • Rescue Nets (specific requirements)
  • Catch Poles (specific requirements)
  • Small, Medium, Large, and Giant Dog Kennels


  • Fish (specific requirements)
  • Rain/Foul Weather Wear Bibs – waterproof, small, medium, large, extra large
  • Exam Gloves (Nitrile) – Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large
  • Heat Mats (specific requirements)
  • Freezers – large chest freezers and walk-in freezer
  • Refrigerator – large walk-in refrigerator


Please contact us for details about medication and medical supply needs at


  • Paper Towels
  • Dawn
  • Bleach
  • Simple Green
  • Deck Brushes
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Scouring Pads
  • Squeegees
  • Heavy Duty Trash Bags (not force-flex) – Various Sizes (33 gallon – 55 gallon)
  • Quart and Gallon Ziplock Bags
  • Industrial/Heavy-Duty Hoses


  • Tractor
  • Riding Lawn Mower
  • Lawn Mower
  • Weed Whip
  • Chainsaw


  • Gas – CIMWI is an all-volunteer organization with very dedicated individuals that donate their time and money to help marine mammals in need. Gas cards will go a long way to help sustain our volunteers’ passion, commitment and ability to respond to reports of stranded marine mammals and volunteer at CIMWI’s facility to help with rehabilitation shifts
  • Costco and Smart & Final – snacks, water, soda, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Home Depot – general and cleaning supplies

We value your support. Your donations help us make a difference!