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

Join the Island Institute Community

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

Give the Gift of Membership

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.

Help Save Our Working Waterfront

Learn how we're working to preserve and protect Maine's iconic working waterfronts and how you can help us build resiliency on the coast of Maine.

Port Clyde Waterfront

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

The Island Institute proudly recognizes 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.