The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities. Our core program areas—including economic development, education, community energy, marine resources, and research—are driven by the requests of community members themselves.

With programs ranging from home weatherization for energy savings to connecting students across the islands, our work helps these communities identify and address critical challenges. In addition, our commitment to the islands of Maine includes sharing what works among these diverse locations, so other island and coastal communities, both here and elsewhere, can meet the unique needs they face.

We offer a variety of membership levels and opportunities for getting involved with the Institute and are proud to have a strong member base that allows us to continue this important work.

Check out the following links to learn more about making a donation, becoming a member, or joining us at an upcoming event