The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities. Through our efforts to support local small business owners and the marine economy, improve broadband connectivity and adaptation to climate impacts, and enhance education and workforce opportunities for students and teachers across the islands, our work helps these communities identify and address the critical challenges they face.

We offer a variety of membership levels and ways to get involved with the Institute, and we are proud to have a strong donor base that allows us to continue this important work. Learn more and join our efforts today!

Become A Member

Become A Member

Help Maine's island and coastal communities thrive. Learn more about our member levels and the benefits of membership here.

Give A Membership Gift

Share your love of Maine’s island and coastal communities with a friend or family member. Give the gift of membership at the Island Institute.

Current Priorities

Current Priorities

We prioritize support for Maine’s 15 year-round, unbridged islands and coastal communities and the common challenges they share.

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Monthly Giving

As a member of the Springtide Society, you'll join a special group of sustaining members who provide dependable support for our work.

Island Partners

Island Institute is proud to recognize our most generous donors and their philanthropic leadership through our Island Partners giving circles.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Through gift planning, you can make arrangements now to support the work of the Island Institute in the years to come.

Help Maine's island and coastal communities thrive