Community Partners

Add your voice to ours as advocates for the environment and Keys quality of life. Become a Last Stand Community Partner!

For more information on joining us as a Community Partner, please email:

Last Stand is a volunteer organization whose mission is to Protect Paradise; specifically the quality of life and the environment of the unique Florida Keys and its environs. Last Stand achieves its goals through education, member involvement, public forums and, at times, legal action.

Since 1987, Last Stand has been instrumental in making positive changes on issues such as habitat preservation, affordable housing, and sustainable development and tourism. In order to help us to continue to serve the community, we welcome interested businesses to join our Community Partner Program.

The Community Partner program offers several ways in which you can help us help you:

  • “a pass-along” fund-raising option that enables your customers and patrons to donate a small portion of their purchase to Last Stand
  • a business membership option whose annual dues benefit Last Stand
    donating services, including but not limited to:
    • lodging for visiting speakers
    • advertising space
    • items or gift certificates for fundraising auctions
    • forums used for informational meetings or other activities

By joining us as a Community Partner you tell your customers that you support the goal of Protecting Paradise. In this era of increasing awareness of environmental issues and eco-tourism, your Last Stand affiliation helps like-minded consumers find you.

We will provide a link to your business on Last Stand website for the duration of your membership. Proudly display the Last Stand Partner logo at your business location. As a community Partner you may also insert a link to the Last Stand website in your literature and on your own website, as well as use our logo where appropriate.

Community Partner “Pass Along” Program

This program, which operates either on an opt-in or opt-out basis, offers your customers the opportunity to donate a small amount of money to Last Stand. For hotels and guesthouses this can be as little as $1.00 per stay. A similar donation might be collected and forwarded to Last Stand for businesses in the water sports and tourist entertainment industries.

Community Partner Member Program

As a business seeking to attract environmentally conscious tourists and the loyalty of local customers, you can make an annual donation of $95 a year to Last Stand. This entitles you to display your Community Partner decal at your place of business, as well as offering Last Stand membership information to your clientele.

Membership Levels

Last Stand appreciates your willingness to make a greater commitment to our mission, helping us to preserve our community and the Keys ecosystem. Businesses who show a greater commitment to our cause will be more prominently displayed on our Community Partner page of our website, as well as having their business and membership type highlighted in material published by Last Stand.

If you wish to make a greater commitment to Last Stand, join us at these membership levels:

  • Community Partner: $95/year
  • Lifetime Partner of Last Stand: $1,000
  • Community Sponsor of Last Stand: $5,000

For more information, please email:

Last Stand is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) non profit entity and as such your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of applicable law. Please check with your tax adviser for full details.