Helping Maine's island and coastal communities thrive

Since 1983, the Island Institute has partnered with thousands of dedicated people who care about the coast of Maine and believe that a sustainable future for our communities and the environment is crucial. We work proactively and collaboratively to help Maine’s island and coastal communities tackle the most pressing environmental and socio-economic issues they face. Learn more about our history, our latest news, and the people who help make this work possible every day.


Our Story

Our Story

Throughout our history, the Island Institute has addressed a variety of needs in Maine's island and coastal communities. Learn more about our story and how we're working to support the 120 communities along our coast.

Our People

Our people

Our people are the heart of everything we do. Their spirit, passion, hard work, and dedication to our mission make it possible for us to serve our communities each and every day. Meet our teams and learn more about the work they do.



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Contact Us

Contact us

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Where We Work

Learn more about the unique character of Maine’s year-round island communities and the people who call them home.

Sharing stories of island and coastal life