How can you make a Dream come true?
Give it a name.

The Dream Plaza

Santa Barbara-based Dream Foundation has been gifted the main area of the private plaza planned in the reconstruction of the historic Hotel Californian.

Approximately 1,100 of the Dream Plaza’s stones are available to be dedicated with an elegant name engraving for different levels of tax-deductible contribution.

One lead supporter has a rare opportunity to name the Dream Plaza itself…because a good cause deserves a good name.


A place to meet, a place to reflect, a place to dream. You name it.

The Dream Plaza is an oasis in the center of a bustling district, connecting the Wharf Waterfront to Downtown and serving as the gateway to Santa Barbara’s expanding Funk Zone and Urban Wine Trail.

Santa Barbara currently welcomes 6.1 million visitors on an annual basis, with approximately 80,000 of them coming from cruise ships. Given its prime location on lower State Street, the Dream Plaza is uniquely poised for a large majority of annual tourists, as well as the local population, to stop and enjoy.

Locals and visitors alike will start here to explore some of the city’s most vibrant attractions.

If raising public awareness of your family foundation, business or brand is important to you, in addition to extensive local exposure, you will receive national campaign recognition for your support of Dream Foundation’s mission.

Naming Opportunities

Celebrate a birth, graduation, wedding or anniversary. Commemorate a business milestone. Remember a loved one. Create a unique family heirloom.

Give a lasting gift in honor of anyone you choose and for any reason. Whether making new memories or commemorating an important past, the Dream Plaza will be a place to revisit for generations to come.





One lead supporter has the opportunity to name the entire Dream Plaza. The new name will be beautifully forged in bronze and placed at the center of the State Street entrance to the square. No other stones will be dedicated by another contributor within the 10′ x 7′ area encasing the plaque.

To learn more, or to take advantage of this and other funding opportunities related to Dream Foundation programs, please contact us by phone at 805-539-2208, or send an email to



Approximately 1,100 of the Dream Plaza’s stones may be dedicated with an elegant engraving. There are four different sizes from which to choose. A limited number of each are available in the Dream Front section of the Dream Plaza along State Street.*

* Dream Front placement subject to availability. Character limits and other restrictions apply. All inscriptions are subject to approval by Dream Foundation. See order form for more details.











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Dream Foundation provides end-of-life Dreams that offer inspiration, comfort and closure for terminally-ill adults and veterans. Dreams can be as simple as essential tangible quality of life items, creating happy memories with loved ones, or meeting a personal hero—any request that provides support and compassion.

With the help of the local community and a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors*, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 34,000 Dreams over two decades.

Your gift will help Dream Foundation bring comfort to individuals and families as they face one of life’s greatest challenges, together.

* Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding, and relies solely on individual contributions and corporate partnerships to fulfill its mission.


Our commitment to compassion is set in stone.

Your gift will support the following Dream Foundation programs:

Flagship Dream Program brings end-of-life Dreams to life for terminally-ill adults 18 and older in the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, who lack the resources to fulfill their Dream on their own.


Dreams for Veterans serves veterans of all ages—those who served in World War II, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, every conflict in between, during peacetime and those who currently are on active duty and in the reserve.

Dream Toy Program volunteers hand select donated toys to send to children who are coping with the impending loss of a parent. Nearly 30 percent of Dream recipients have young children in the home.

Flower Empower is a Santa Barbara-based program that delivers fresh floral bouquets to local residents facing illness, loss or recovery, ensuring that those in need know that their community cares.



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