Students participating in our Mentoring, Access, and Persistence (MAP) program take part in annual Send-Off and Induction and Summer Leadership Intensive at Thomas College in June 2019.

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One-time donations

Support Maine's island and coastal communities with a one-time donation to the Island Institute today! Your donation will help fund our program work.

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If you would like to make a donation by phone, please call us at (207) 594-9209 x113.

Other ways to give

Gifts of Stock

The Island Institute welcomes gifts of publicly traded or marketable securities. Making a gift of shares, rather than a gift of cash from the sale of shares, may offer tax advantages.

Instructions on PDF icon how to transfer a gift of stock to the Island Institute can be found here.

Matching Gifts

Employer-sponsored matching gift programs provide an easy way to double the impact of your contribution. If your employer offers such a program, please consider enrolling. Matching gift program forms can be emailed to or mailed to:

Philanthropy Department
Island Institute
PO Box 648
Rockland, ME 04841

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

Tribute and memorial gifts provide a meaningful way to honor a special person in your life while helping to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities. To make a gift in honor of a loved one or important event (weddings, birthdays, retirement celebrations), click here and be sure to fill in the dedication line. We will send a card featuring a print by Peter Ralston notifying the honoree that a gift was made in their name, where instructed by the donor.

Gifts In Kind

The Island Institute may also accept gifts of goods or services that may be used to advance the work of the organization, such as housing for an Island Fellow or refreshments for an event. Accepted in-kind gifts are acknowledged at their estimated fair market value.

If you would like to offer an in-kind contribution, please contact our Philanthropy Team at

Other accepted gift types and vehicles are identified in detail in the Island Institute’s Gift Acceptance Policy. If you would like to make a contribution and have questions, please contact our Philanthropy Team at Thank you for supporting our work!

Gift Acceptance Policy

Please read  our Gift Acceptance Policy for further information.

Privacy Policy: Our Commitment to Our Donors

The Island Institute relies upon the generosity of its supporters to advance its mission. In recognition of the trust placed in our organization by these supporters, the Island Institute is committed to protecting donor privacy and subscribes to the Donor Bill of Rights (as established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals).

The Island Institute will not sell, share or trade donors' names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This applies to all information received by the Island Institute, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Financial and donor documents are available here


Call us at (207) 594-9209 or contact a member of our Philanthropy team at